Bayeux tapestry Card Sort Activity for 1066
This great little resource / puzzle is designed to help develop students' knowledge of the events in 1066 from the Norman perspective by getting them to match the captions with the scenes from the Bayeux Tapestry. This outstanding story boarding activity will also give students the opportunity to discuss, self and peer assess their understanding of one of the worlds most famous primary sources.

Objective: To sort the story of what happened in 1066 into its correct chronological order using the pictures from the Bayeux Tapestry.

Instruction: Cut out the pictures and captions. Match the pictures to the captions. Then place them in order to tell the story of the key events of the Tapestry. There are 13 captions and 13 images

I have provided two documents for this activity - but you only really need the first one as I wanted to be able to show case the high quality images that I have carefully selected, so that they would photocopy for classroom use in either greyscale or colour.

I would recommend getting students to stick their work on to A3 paper, but they could just as easily span a double page spread in an A4 exercise book.

This activity is suitable for abilities of students, but I have deliberately included some challenge in this activity so that students will have to work collaboratively and look closely at the source.

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Created: Sep 8, 2016

Updated: Feb 18, 2019


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