William I (Duke of Normandy)

The Middle Ages…the Battle of Hastings…William the Conqueror… the era of castles and feudalism in England!
Dec. 12…students watched the video about William (Duke of Normandy) and his victory at Hastings in 1066. The video questions are due next class.

William I Video Questions

Dec. 16….students worked in groups to determine the accuracy of their video questions.
William didn’t change England -he made it safe for himself and the barons he chose to look after the country. He built big Norman castles and churches, and used the existing feudal system to secure his power…

The story of William leading into the Battle of Hastings, and the battle itself is recorded on the Bayeux Tapestry…here’s an animated version of this primary source document: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtGoBZ4D4_E

Dec. 18…take the online quiz http://www.funtrivia.com/playquiz/quiz125944e6d148.html
for any answers you get wrong search for the correct answer!

The Domesday Book…in 1066 William ordered a massive survey of the land, animals and people to see how much it was worth to him as king. Play the Domesday game here http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/domesday/domesday-game/

Jan. 5…Happy New Year!
Students will use this powerpoint as notes for the Bayeux Tapestry Writing Assignmnet:
http://www.powershow.com/view/25a1d-OWFmZ/The_Bayeux_Tapestry_powerpoint_ppt_presentation
Bayeux Writing Assignment

…Propaganda…Defininition:
“Information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.” How did William the New King of England (1066) use propaganda? He also established Feudalism…

Jan 7…Students will spend the next two blocks researching, and analyzing the Bayeux Tapestry. All 10 questions (including a connection to how each of the images could have been used as PROPAGANDA for each) and 2 of the paragraph question. This is the website we used:
http://mason.gmu.edu/~ddonald/westernciv/assignments/webbayeux.htm

Jan 13…students worked in groups of four discussing the message William wanted to send to the people (this is the propaganda we are talking about!) The Jan. 7 assignment is due on Thursday Jan.15. At the end of class we took a Kahoot Quiz about William…get ready for an in-class essay.

Jan 15…the following is the essay outline template:
William I Essay Outline
Students will write the essay during the next block. Students are permitted to have a one page “cheat sheet” with them when they write the essay.

Jan. 19…students wrote the William I in class essay. Students who were away are expected to write the essay during Tutorial Wednesday.

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