- Claimants to the Throne Wordsearch A wordsearch of key words associated with the claimants to the throne following the death of Edward the Confessor. An ideal starter activity.
- Battle of Hastings Anagrams A selection of anagrams relating to the Battle of Hastings. An ideal starter activity.
- Battle of Hastings Anagrams Differentiated As above, but first letter of each word is included for pupils with SEN.
- 1066 Crossword A crossword with clues relating to the events of 1066.
- Feudalism Starter Activity A diagram of the feudal system from this website with simple questions. An ideal starter activity.
- Early Medieval Clothing An illustrated worksheet showing the clothing worn by noblemen and peasants in the early medieval period.
- Medieval Food An illustrated worksheet showing the types of food eaten by both rich and poor in the medieval period.
- Understanding Castles An illustrated worksheet giving information about the development of castles.
- Castles Wordsearch A wordsearch of key words associated with castles.
- Attacking Castles A table for pupils to complete with good and bad points of various methods of attack.
- Crusades Anagrams A selection of anagrams relating to the Crusades.
- Crusades Anagrams Differentiated As above but with the first letter of each word included.
- Kings of England Wordsearch A Wordsearch of the names of English Kings between 1066 and 1485.
- Medieval Church Wordsearch A wordsearch of key words relating to the Medieval church.
- Effects of Magna Carta A table for pupils to complete showing which feature benefited which group of people.
- Black Death Wordsearch A wordsearch of key words related to the Black Death.
Spying became an integral part of the Cold War. Both sides went out of their way to acquire as much knowledge as they could about each other. While Hollywood has romanticized the whole image of espionage, the real thing is far from romantic. It is a dangerous cat and mouse game that typically results in torture, prison, or execution if caught by the opposing team.
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The seafaring Vikings were a group of people that came from the Scandinavian countries of Norway, Denmark, and Sweden. They made an enduring name for themselves through the 8th and 11th century for being tactical warriors, smart traders, and daring explorers. In fact, they arrived in America way before Columbus ever did, and archeologists have found some of their remnants scattered as far East as Russia.
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The Middle Ages is full of historical myths. Many historians blame this on the rise of Humanism and the Renaissance movement that appeared in the early Modern Period. Both of these cultural shifts encouraged society to look back at Medieval times in disgust. Gothic architecture from the Middle Ages was abandoned in the beginning of the Modern era, and replaced by classic Greek and Roman architecture. In other... Read More
1. The First Thanksgiving
What they told you: Escaping religious prosecution, the pilgrims left England on sailboats and landed on Plymouth Rock, barely surviving their first winter. With the graceful help of a nearby Indian tribe, who taught the settlers how to fish and hunt the land, the early colonists succeeded in establishing a foothold in the vast North American Wilderness. Thus, the pilgrims held their... Read More
How World War II Began
World War II was one of the most destructive conflicts in all of human history. More than forty-six million civilians and soldiers died, many in cruel and horrifying circumstances that lasted for years. The majority of them were unknown faces, lost in time and history, and only recognized by the people who loved them. Their lives, culture, and livelihood were swept away from one day to... Read More