Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Anglo Saxons Project

As a bit of light relief from Badman and Balls, impact assessments and clause 26 I decided to play with photoshop and make a slideshow of our Anglo Saxon project :0)


video

The kids had a lot of fun, they made lots of stuff with clay, cardboard and wood, we read lots of stories, we played games, we went out for the day, we dressed up, we had a feast - yes, we used the 10 course menu in our notebook. I discovered that one of my children would have happily survived and the other would have starved. My mum was roped in to feast and day out and thoroughly enjoyed herself too :0) She's great, my mum :0)




The notebook was made using mainly mini books from the Hands of a Child project pack, but other bits were added from lots of other places :0) These are some of the stuff I used to learn about Anglo-Saxons with my kids.


ARCHEOLOGY
Guardian newspaper article on Staffordshire hoard
Archeology site with interactive games, lesson plans and printouts for Anglo-Saxons

IMAGES
Lindisfarne Gospels 1
Lindisfarne Gospels 2
The Alfred Jewel

TIMELINES
Of English language - hear spoken Anglo-Saxon

INFORMATION PAGES
- for children
Early British Kingdoms for kids - interesting, has staffs hoard info, colouring sheets available on request (we used some to make paper dolls)
BBC primary history - info, games, printables
Ashmolean Museum - info, games, printables
British Museum Compass - info, printables, teachers notes

-for adults
Anglo-Saxon Britain with map

LISTS OF LINKS
lots here for parents to gather info from

MAPS
Blank outline Map of Heptarchy
UK & Anglo-Saxon Homeland

ONLINE GAMES
Anglo-Saxon coins
Hierarchy, crime and punishment
Anglo-Saxon village

PRINTABLES
Posters, timeline cards, runes, maps
Settlers game with lesson plan
Flashcards - info and pictures

LESSON PLANS
For teachers with printables may be adapted or useful for groups

MISC
- recipes
- Old English poetry audio
- BBC schools video clips
- story
- Horrible Histories on Youtube
- Horrible Histories on Youtube 2
- Time Team Anglo-Saxon Cemetery pt1 - with links to other 5 parts
- lyre being played
- lyre being played again

BOOK LIST

Non-Fiction
Invaders & Settlers - Nicola Baxter, Watts Books
Step-up History: Anglo-Saxon Invaders and Settlers - Peter D. Riley
Starting History: The Anglo-Saxons - Sally Hewitt
Your Saxon & Viking Homework Helper - Alison Howard
Anglo-Saxon Raiders & Settlers - Dr Brian Knapp
Anglo-Saxon Village - Monica Stoppleman
The Smashing Saxons - Terry Deary

Our Island Story - H.E. Marshall

A Speller's Companion - Hugh & Margaret Brown

Out of Print
The Story of Saxon & Norman Britain Told in Pictures - C.W Airne
Piers Plowman Histories: Junior Book II - Mary Sarson & Mary Paine

Fiction
Beowulf - Micheal Morpurgo
A Camp to Hide King Alfred - Roy Apps
The Anglo Saxons and Vikings - Andy Hammond
The Dragon & The Raven - G.A. Henty

PLACES TO VISIT
Bede's World


COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS
Anglo-Saxons in Britain Project Pack

2 comments:

  1. Wow! Fantastic project! It looked like a lot of fun!

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  2. It was :0) Hard work though - I feel like I need a rest now ;0)

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