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Middle Ages: Invasions & Life in England (p. 64 - 65)

The Middle Ages 
Statement of Inquiry: The identity and development of past societies can be explored through the perspectives of the people who lived there.  

Key Concept: Time, place and space 

Related Concepts: Perspective, Identity 

Global Context: Fairness and development
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The Middle Ages 
Statement of Inquiry: The identity and development of past societies can be explored through the perspectives of the people who lived there.  

Key Concept: Time, place and space 

Related Concepts: Perspective, Identity 

Global Context: Fairness and development

Slide 1 - Tekstslide

Read p. 64 and 65 and write down the English words you find difficult + a Dutch translation.

Slide 2 - Open vraag

What was life like in Britain during the Middle Ages?
On the next slides are some notes, take them over in your notebook. 

Don't forget to click on the tags, for extra information! 

At the end of class, upload a picture of your notes. 

Slide 3 - Tekstslide

Invasions
After the Romans had left in the 5th century, Britain was invaded by three groups of people:

  • 500 - 700: The Anglo Saxons
  • 700 - 1000: The Vikings 
  • 1066 - 1100: The Normans 
Viking invasions map

Slide 4 - Tekstslide

The Bayeux Tapestry 
  • In 1066, the Normans invaded England. 
  • William the Conqueror successfully took over and became King.




  • His conquest can be seen in the Bayeux Tapestry. 
  • This tapestry shows the Battle of Hastings. 
Norman invasion map
William the conqueror

Slide 5 - Tekstslide

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Slide 6 - Video

Write down in 75 - 100 words, what information the the Bayeux Tapestry provides about the Battle of Hastings and other battles at this time?

Slide 7 - Open vraag

What do you think is the purpose of creating the Bayeux Tapestry?

Slide 8 - Open vraag

What was life like in Britain during the Middle Ages?
On the next slide you fill in a word cloud about p. 65 

In the word-cloud fill in at least 10 key-words about Life in England during the Middle Ages. Think about where and how people lived, what different roles there were in society and what kind of faith the people had. 

Slide 9 - Tekstslide

Life in England
during the
Middle Ages

Slide 10 - Woordweb

What was life like in Britain during the Middle Ages?
On the next slides are some notes, take them over in your notebook. 

At the end of class, upload a picture of your notes. 

Slide 11 - Tekstslide

Life in England
  • Mostly agricultural society 

  • Transport by foot or horseback 

  • Roads were in very bad condition 

  • People's identity was based on their village

  • Lords were important village members: they collected tax and lived in manors 
agricultural society
An agricultural society, also known as an agrarian society, is a society that constructs social order around a reliance upon farming. More than half the people living in that society make their living by farming
The manor
Manor houses were the homes of the nobility. The manor house was part of the manor, which included the farmlands, the village, peasants and serfs homes, and a church. Manor houses were large stone structures that resembled small castles.

Slide 12 - Tekstslide

Life in England
  • There were punishments for people who did not pay taxes or broke the law
  • To determine the punishment, a system called trial by ordeal was used

  • Women played a subservient role

  • The Catholic Church was infulencial in England, many churches and catherdrals 
  • Pilgrimage was an important tradition for ones who could travel. 
Trial by ordeal
Trial by ordeal was a way to decide if someone is guilty or innocent of a crime. This was usually done by causing the accused person to do a task that was painful
subserviently
prepared to obey others without any questions 
pilgrimage
In the Middle Ages the Church encouraged people to make pilgrimages  to special holy places called shrines. It was believed that if you prayed at these shrines you might be forgiven for your sins and have more chance of going to heaven

Slide 13 - Tekstslide

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Slide 14 - Video

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Which punishments have you just seen? Make a list and order the punishments by severity (gruwelijkheid).

Slide 15 - Open vraag

During this class, you have taken a few notes. Upload a picture of your notebook here.

Slide 16 - Open vraag

True or False:
Transport in the Middle Ages was very slow, also on water since the boats were large.
A
True
B
False

Slide 17 - Quizvraag

True or False:
Giving the lack of mobility, people's lives were very much identified by the local area in which they lived.
A
True
B
False

Slide 18 - Quizvraag

True or False:
A manor is a simple house for a medieval farmer.
A
True
B
False

Slide 19 - Quizvraag

True or False:
Women were not able to choose their husband and had to work hard in farming as well as bringing up children.
A
True
B
False

Slide 20 - Quizvraag

True or False:
Canterbury in Kent in the north of England became an important pilgrimage site during the Middle Ages
A
True
B
False

Slide 21 - Quizvraag