- 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.
While sieges had taken place earlier than the Neo-Assyrian Empire, such as that between Egyptian Pharoah Thutmose III and Canaanite rebels led by Kadesh at the Megiddo fortress in the 15th century B.C., the Assyrians perfected the art of siege warfare during the Neo-Assyrian Empire from 911 to 609 B.C.
Through war and conquest, Assyria became the most powerful empire the world had yet seen. After the... Read More
For one thousand years, chariots rolled through the Middle East, terrifying armies, destroying infantry lines and changing the face of war. Sumerians used heavy battlewagons with solid wheels drawn by wild asses around 2600 B.C. Until the innovation of spoked wheels, the weight of the battlewagons hindered their utility in war. The domestication of the horse inspired further chariot innovation as horses... Read More
The Middle Ages were a terrible time to get sick. There was no sanitation inside cities and hardly any in rural areas. While there might be some drainage or elementary sewers, the fact remains that people simply threw their bodily wastes out into the streets. Animal dung, dead dogs and rotting garbage of all kinds landed in the street and stayed there, trampled in and out of people’s houses.
The Catholic... Read More
The First Film about the Titanic Premiered Just 29 Days after the Vessel Sank
You may have seen James Cameron’s theatrical version of the Titanic, a movie that has accrued over $1.84 billion in total gross sales since its release in 1997. But we can confidently bet that you have never laid eyes on Saved From the Titanic, a 1912 silent motion picture starring actress and survivor of the RMS titanic, Dorothy... Read More
Most Americans are familiar with the magic of Thanksgiving. A holiday associated with family reunions, football, Black Friday sales, turkeys, pumpkin pies, pilgrims, and Indians. However, not many are aware of its somewhat grimmer origins. Typically, what we are taught in school is an idealized historical account of what actually took place in the first pilgrim harvest festivity.
The first Thanksgiving,... Read More