Siege Warfare - Full Lesson
Designed for Year 7 students the lesson investigates the nature of warfare during the medieval era and Crusades. Students will study siege warfare through the recreation of the English siege of Caen in 1204, illustrating and labeling a siege through a literacy based activity based upon the novel 'Harlequin' by Bernard Cornwell. This activity can then be compared against the reality and students can plan to either attack or defend a castles. Links to video would then allow students to compare the changing nature of warfare between the medieval and Roman periods:

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  • Seige-Warfare---Work-Booklet.doc
  • Seige-Warfare.pdf
  • Lesson-Plan.doc
  • Help-Sheet.doc
  • Attackers-Help.doc
  • Defenders-Help.doc
  • Slide1.JPG
  • Slide2.JPG

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Created: Feb 3, 2017

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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