Medieval Careers: Embroiderers and Census Takers
William the Conqueror and the Bayeux Tapestry
This product contains 7 one-page reading passages covering the jobs of Medieval monks, nuns and almoners, religion in the Middle Ages, and monastic herbalist. Activities, review game, worksheet and teacher’s key are all included. This product is also perfect for substitute teachers, enrichment learning, homeschool or co-ops! The reading passages are great for close reading with any non-fiction graphic organizer (not included).
William the Conqueror is one of the most well-known individuals of the Middle Ages. Duke William of Normandy, as he was also known, defeated King Harold Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings to become the first Norman King of England. Much was accomplished during his reign: William built many castles including the Tower of London and Windsor Castle; the first census occurred during William’s reign – a survey of land and property – which became known as the Domesday Book; and the Bayeux Tapestry was created in honor of William’s victory at Hastings.
Students will discover the Medieval jobs of the weavers, embroiderers, and census-takers while learning about the Domesday Book, the Bayeux Tapestry and William the Conqueror!
This is one lesson in a series of “Medieval Career Lesson Plans”