Norman Conquest Bundle
  • What was life like under the Normans?

  • These ten lessons are designed to meet the needs of the Key Stage 3 National Curriculum and cover the development of the Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066-1509; the Norman Conquest. All the lessons are differentiated and come with suggested teaching and learning strategies and link to the latest interpretations of the conquest from the bbc and other sources.

  • This bundle addresses key historical skills from the outset: Using history enquiry and evidence, who was William the Conqueror and how did he establish and maintain his rule in England? What were the causes and consequences of Castle building throughout the British Isles? What were the similarities and differences between the role of the Church, Monks and Nuns and Doom Paintings? What was significant about the Black Death and its affect on the population of England and Europe and how dangerous and unhygienic were Medieval towns?

  • These skills are addressed in each of the lessons and allow students to be able to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends and be able to create their own structured accounts and written narratives.

  • The lessons are broken down into the following
    L1 William the Conqueror
    L2 Castles (+ attacking a castle game)
    L3 The Domesday Book
    L4 The Feudal system
    L5 The Church (free resource)
    L6 Doom Paintings
    L7 The Role of monks and nuns (free resource)
    L8 Medieval Towns
    L9 The Black Death
    L10 The Bayeux Tapestry

  • These lessons are designed to be fun, challenging, interactive and engaging.

  • I would strongly recommend setting an assessment at the end of this unit, based on GCSE style questions from your chosen exam board.

  • The resources come in PDF and Powerpoint formats if there is a wish to adapt and change.

  • Please review this resource and receive a free key word Life under the Normans display worth £2.50 which can be found here:


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Created: Sep 17, 2019

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