In class today…students wrote their in class essay -Compare and Contrast two of the World Religions we have studied. I’ll be collecting the planning sheet (formative assessment) that they’ve had several days (including  2 full blocks of class time) to complete. The essay is the summative assessment portion of the unit.

After the essay…students were asked to read pp. 38-42 in the text and write a summary of the story of the Bayeux Tapestry for next class…here’s a panel from the tapestry showing Harold being crowned king of England. William believed Harold had double crossed him (William said Harold swore an oath that he would support William becoming king after Edward died…instead, Harold took the crown!) That’s the reason William led an attack on England, ending with the Battle of Hastings!