Norman Castles

These outstanding resources have been refined and carefully crafted by experienced teacher to help students understand the critical role played by castles in help helping William keep control of England and how their design changed over time.

When you purchase this bundle you will be able to download a series of lessons which look a how castle design changed from the Norman Conquest onwards. Each lesson focuses on why the Normans built castles and this is the subject for the first lesson. The next two lessons look at Motte & Bailey and Square Keep Castles. Students knowledge and understanding of the topic is then built on through lesson number four by getting them to write a persuasive formal letter explaining to a Norman Lord why he should replace his Motte & Bailey Castle with a stone Keep. This lesson should generate some impressive display work.

The final lesson in the series is a market place activity which looks at how castle design changed over time. For more information, please click on the lessons to find out more. There is a good half terms worth of work in these lessons.

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Created: Apr 1, 2019

Updated: Apr 21, 2019

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