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Head to the Learning Resource Centre to see the fantastic range of books available for students to further their knowledge on the Black Death, King John and all things Norman! 

This is a list of suggested reading from your History teachers - https://docs.google.com/document/d/124yU29FBGIET9RlADOyp4zbbIvAxgs2K0F0DT5YqK4s/edit

BBC website - Normans

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Autumn Term - The Normans

DO

Prepare a speech for one of the other contenders to the throne.

Create a model of the Battle of Hastings showing where the Normans and Anglo-Saxons were.

Use https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/normans/ to research what happened to Edgar the 4th contender to the throne.

SEE

Go to the site of the Battle of Hastings at ‘Battle.’

Try to visit 1 of the Norman sites: https://www.historyhit.com/norman-sites-to-visit-in-britain/

WATCH

1066: A Year to Conquer England - BBC teach series on the Normans (6 episodes).

THINK

Look at the BBC iwonder page on ‘why should I care about 1066?  http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zx2c4j6

Research what castles the Normans built: https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/guides/zsjnb9q/revision/6

READ

BBC bitesize - lots of detail on the contenders.

Visit the Pevensey castle English Heritage website: https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/pevensey-castle/

Read Stormin' Normans (Horrible Histories) by Terry Deary and Martin Brown - available in the LRC.

Spring Term - The Normans and King John

DO

Make a model of a castle

Complete the 1066 game: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/handsonhistory/normans.shtml

Try hosting your own Medieval feast: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/handsonhistory/normans.shtml

SEE

Visit Berkhamsted Castle and/or Warwick Castle.

Go and see the original Magna Carta at the British Library.

WATCH

‘Robin Hood’ 1973, Disney.  Watch the class clip on King John and the Magna Carta: https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/guides/zqgqtfr/video

THINK

Murder mystery ‘What happened to William Rufus? Use http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/william_ii_king.shtml

READ

www.thinkinghistory.co.uk/activityperiod/actperiodnormans.html  Normans - lots of activities.

Visit https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/learn/1066-and-the-norman-conquest/

Summer Term - The Black Death, Peasants Revolt & Medieval Religion

DO

Design and make a model of the Black Death victims - make sure you include all of the symptoms of the Black Death!

Try one of the Black Death games: http://ks3historygames.co.uk/the-black-death-ks3-history/

SEE

London Dungeons, the Thomas Becket’s Shrine at Canterbury or try to visit 1 of these places to do with the Black Death: https://www.historyextra.com/period/medieval/where-the-black-death-happened-9-places-connected-to-the-plague/

WATCH

Measly middle Ages horrible histories.

Listen to the Black Death podcast: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00bcqt8

Watch the class clip on the Black Death: https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/guides/z7r7hyc/video

Listen to the peasants revolt podcast: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0038x8s

THINK

‘How did the Black Death affect peasants and rich?  Were the consequences the same?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/middle_ages/black_01.shtml

Research why some countries death rate was higher during the Black Death.

Is Wat Tyler a hero after the peasants revolt use: https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/guides/z2c2pv4/revision/1

READ

Read ‘Medieval Lives’ Terry Jones. 

Read: The Black Death (Young Reading Series Two) (Young Reading Series 2) by Rob Lloyd Jones and Daniele Dickman | 8 Feb 2018

Go to: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/handsonhistory/normans.shtml Look at the ‘I spy churches guide.’

Go to http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/becket.htm for details on the murder of Thomas Becket.

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