From a Scheme of Work on William the Conqueror & 1066.
This SOW accompanies the 1066 Learning World hosted at www.wolseyacademy.com. Student’s play the role of a Saxon boy and explore the south of England during 1066, meeting characters, understanding their motives and witnessing key events unfold. This incredibly engaging and innovative new approach to learning has been tried and tested in UK Secondary schools to boost grades and homework quality. It’s entirely free to use – please check it out.
The SOW is targeted at KS3 but all assessments throughout use GCSE Edexcel criteria. Each lesson contains a quick start guide, numeracy & literacy settler, mini plenaries, challenge questions, mark schemes, writing frames, lots of differentiation, a nice mix of activity types, a lesson specific EAL activity sheet and printable resources. There are 10 lessons in total, but each lesson has enough material to last 2 or 3 lessons for even high ability classes.
Presentation is to a high quality.
Most lessons include some high-level source analysis.
The lessons also include a link to a site hosting a self-marking End of Unit quiz and a revision guide which make for nice homework activities. The SOW has been used for several years (with continual updates and improvements) at a very successful History department in an outstanding school.
The SOW covers the following topics:
Who should be King?
Battle of Hastings – Source Analysis
Battle of Hastings – Descriptive Writing
Battle of Hastings – Battle Analysis
How did Harold die? – Source Analysis
Dover and London
Harrying of the North
Feudal, Domesday & Castles
How did William take control? – Assessment.
Revision Guide & EAL activities.
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Hope it helps.