This resource includes 12 lessons with full PowerPoints, worksheets, an assessment and an independent homework project instructions. This scheme of work has been in the making for five years as I teach castles to year 7 every academic year. This scheme of works allows students to think about change and continuity from castle beginnings as 'forts' to stone square keep castles, all the way to nuclear war bunkers and the implications of modern warfare. I also link these lessons to their end of year trip visiting Skipton castle. All lessons and worksheets are clearly labelled to the corresponding lesson which they belong.
Lesson 1 - What is a fort?
Lesson 2 - Where to build a castle?
Lesson 3 - Motte and bailey castles
Lesson 4 - Stone square keep castles
Lesson 5 - Jobs in medieval castles
Lesson 6 - Concentric castles
Lesson 7 - Attacking a castle
Lesson 8 - Castles today
Lesson 9 - Air Raid shelters
Lesson 10 - Nuclear War shelters
Lesson 11 - Assessment
Lesson 12 - Peer assessment of castle projects