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Medieval Lives: Section 4

Telling Your Big Story of Medieval Britain

This section helps students build an overview of medieval Britain, helping them understand that this was a period of great variety – that there were many important changes taking place as well as continuities, that there were times of optimism and opportunity as well as times of danger and disaster.  As well as the text pages for students there’s a scripted drama covering the same material as pages 3-7 of the text plus a PowerPoint sequence which can be used instead of the text in places and teachers’ notes.

Some pages may appear text-heavy but I assume you will adapt them to the needs of your classes. It’s better for me to provide you with a quarry to adapt than to write a sparse text and leave you needing to add material.

This section was revised and streamlined in August 2021.

This is the opening spread of the classroom resource

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Download the full set of resources here:

Note: These resources all have 'Rev1' in the file name to distinguish them from the original (superceded) resources.

• Student Text HERE …

• Student PowerPoint HERE …

• Teacher Notes HERE …

And see the accompanying scripted drama

Journey to the Middle Ages HERE …

Latest Medieval
Classroom Resources

Read: If you had been 12 in the Middle Ages

When were the Middle Ages?

1. What are your ideas about the Middle Ages? (revised Aug. 2021)

2. Were medieval people very different from us? (revised Aug. 2021)

3. What kinds of things mattered to people in the Middle Ages?

4. Telling Your Big Story of Medieval Britain (revised Aug.2021)

The Wars of the Roses: a package for KS3

Journey to the Middle Ages: A Scripted Drama

What kinds of things mattered? – Role card activity

Read: Did Margery Paston's story have a happy ending?

Read: William Caxton's Choices


More …

A list of articles explaining the ideas and planning behind the classroom resources is available HERE …