This week we continue learning about the High Middle Ages with the Famous Battle of Hastings. We will start with an in class activity on Monday/Tuesday – Who should be King? Also, what happens when a King dies?
Missed Class? Please see what we covered today! We will present to the class a quick review of who should be King?
who_should_be_king_cvs – Resume/Info for each candidate
who_should_be_king_organizer – Complete the organizer
bayeux_tapestry_lesson– ppt for today. On Wed and Thursday we will talk about the Famous Battle of Hastings and The Bayeux Tapestry!
Activity on your own
Go to this website: http://www.bayeuxtapestry.org.uk/Index.htm (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. to explore the tapestry.
We will think about these questions:
Part 1 – “The Oath” (click the link “Harold makes a solemn oath”)
Question: What is happening in this scene? Which character is Harold? Which character is William? How can you tell? Describe what he is like in this scene.
Part 2 – “Planning the Invasion” (click the link for “Scene 3”)
Question: What is happening in this scene? What does this tell us about William as a leader?
Part 3 – “The Battle of Hastings” (click on the link for “Scene 2”)
Question: What is different about the way the Anglo-Saxons (Harold’s army) and the Normans (William’s army) are fighting this battle?
Part 4 – “The Battle of Hastings” (click on the link for “Scene 5”)
Question: What is William doing in this scene? Why do you think he does this?
Part 5 – “The Battle of Hastings” (click on the link for “Scene 6”)
Question: How is King Harold killed? Why do you think they show him twice in this scene
Summary Response. Go to the page describing what happened after the battle (http://www.bayeuxtapestry.org.uk/BayeuxAfter.htm). Read all three sections of this page. How did England change after the Battle of Hastings – what did William bring to England? How were Harold’s followers treated?
On Wednesday/Thursday we will discussion Feudalism in the Middles Ages and Compare Europe to Japan!