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Anglo-Saxons

Life and Times of the Anglo Saxons

Task:
Choose an aspect of Anglo-Saxon life. Research it and compile the relevant information into a poster that represents one of the thinking maps. You must include the major points about your subject area, and you need to include text and images. Please also include the source for your material at the bottom of the poster. These presentations will help us to understand the Anglo-Saxon era and give us a context in which to study Beowulf and other works of Anglo-Saxon literature.

The Process:

First read "How do we know " and the "Why Read Beowulf" links to get background for your project. Take notes on these pages.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/168/beowulf_-_why_read_beowulf_by_robert_yeager.docx   Beowulf - Why Read Beowulf by Robert Yeager

www.regia.org/misc/howweknow.htm


1.  Anglo-Saxon History...consult the following website and any other information that you can find.  Create a flow map showing the sequence of events of Anglo-Saxon history.
     www.regia.org/history.htm

2.  The church in the Anglo-Saxon time period...consult the following sites and any other information that you can find.  Create a brace map showing the component parts of the   church and their importance in Anglo-Saxon life.
     www.regia.org/church/church1.htm
     www.regia.org/church/church2.htm     www.regia.org/church/convert.htm

3.  Food and Feasting/Fasting in the Anglo-Saxon time period...consult the following sites and any other information that you can find.  Create a double bubble map comparing and contrasting feasting customs with fasting customs or the food of the common people with the food of the upper class.
    www.regia.org/food.htm
    www.regia.org/feasting.htm

4.  Anglo-Saxon Social Life...consult the following site and any other information that you can find.  Create a bubble map describing the various qualities of Anglo-Saxon life.

     www.regia.org/Saxons1.htm     

5.  Weapons and warfare...consult the following site and the related links, and any other information that you can find.  Create a tree map showing the various supporting details about each weapon that the Anglo-Saxons used.  Also include in your report information about their warfare.

     www.regia.org/warfare/spear.htm

The Presentation:

Present your findings to the class.  Your poster should introduce your major points while your presentation will elaborate on them.  Audience members will listen closely and take pertinent notes.  While your classmates give their presentations, be sure to listen for answers to these three questions:

1) What about the Anglo-Saxon era illustrates their philosophy of life, "wyrd"?

2) What have you learned about the era that relates to their folk literature?

3) Where do you see the influences of pagan and Christian ideals in Anglo-Saxons ' daily life?

Evaluation:

Poster = 75 points (for text and images, layout, following of map format, originality, and creativity)

Presentation = 25 points (for eye contact, posture, professionalism, attitude, and elaboration of main points)   

  

 

 

 

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