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A full lesson for KS2 about how Anglo-Saxon Britain was organised, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets.

How was Anglo-Saxon Britain ruled?
This lesson looks at five major kingdoms from Anglo-Saxon Britain. Pupils will learn about the social hierarchy and will use character cards to rank different people in order of importance. Then they will look at how their local area relates to the kingdom structure and investigate the meaning of local place names that originate from Anglo-Saxon times.


  • To find out how Anglo-Saxons kingdoms were organised
  • To investigate Anglo-Saxon place names

The lesson plan includes differentiation ideas to adapt the activities for the needs of your class.

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Anglo-Saxons: Lesson Bundle

Download our popular Anglo-Saxon lesson planning bundle containing 10 full lessons. This resource contains a bundle of history lessons that make up a complete unit covering the Anglo-Saxons topic. Each file contains a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint slides and pupil resource sheets. The planning pack covers the following lessons: * [Who were the Anglo-Saxon invaders]( https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/where-did-the-anglo-saxons-come-from-lesson-for-ks2-12047222)? * [Why did the Anglo-Saxons want to settle in Britain?](https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/why-did-the-anglo-saxons-want-to-settle-in-britain-lesson-for-ks2-12047248) * [What was it like in an Anglo-Saxon village?](http://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/what-was-it-like-in-an-anglo-saxon-village-lesson-for-ks2-12047344) * [What kind of clothes did the Anglo-Saxons wear?](https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/anglo-saxon-clothes-and-clothing-lesson-for-ks2-12047359) * [How was Anglo-Saxon Britain ruled?](https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/anglo-saxon-kingdoms-lesson-for-ks2-12047431) * [Who was Alfred the Great?](https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/who-was-alfred-the-great-lesson-for-ks2-12047620) * [What was Anglo-Saxon food and drink like?](https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/anglo-saxon-food-and-drink-lesson-for-ks2-12047634) * [How did the Anglo-Saxons write things down?](https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/anglo-saxon-runes-and-writing-lesson-for-ks2-12047648) * [How did the Anglo-Saxons find out about Christianity?](http://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/anglo-saxon-religion-and-christianity-lesson-for-ks2-12047680) * [What was the mystery of Sutton Hoo?](https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/what-was-the-mystery-of-sutton-hoo-lesson-for-ks2-12047712) These lessons are written for KS2 and are aligned to the National Curriculum in the UK but can be easily adapted to other curriculums too. The lesson plans include differentiation ideas to adapt the activities for the needs of your class. This bundle is brought to you by KS2History.com. You may also like our [Beowulf Literacy Resource Pack.](http://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/beowulf-planning-pack-anglo-saxons-11501593)



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