T19 Saint Catherine’s College Armagh WHO HAD THE BEST CLAIM TO THE ENGLISH THRONE IN 1066? Write a speech in favour of ONE of the 3 main claimants to the English throne in 1066. You should include as much relevant information as possible so as to argue the best case possible for your chosen claimant. Research your claimant carefully and in as much detail as you can, mentioning the following in your speech: An introduction The main reasons why your claimant should be King The reasons why the other claimants should not be King A concluding few sentences You should aim for your speech to be no longer than 3-5 minutes long. Remember to be as convincing as possible! T19 Saint Catherine’s College Armagh When the Normans successfully invaded England in 1066 and went on to conquer Ireland some years later, they brought a number of changes to these lands. Research and work in teams (and with the help of your teacher) to summarise what some of these key changes were in relation to: Language Religion Everyday Life Law and Order/customs Dress You may wish to add detail for each of these things as you study them in turn over the next dew weeks in class. Otherwise you can research them independently. Are there any of these changes that still exist and shape your identity today? Discuss this with the rest of your class. Aim to pick at least one and explain it in as much detail as you can. T19 Saint Catherine’s College Armagh TASKS: 1. Complete an Internet group research project on the main features of Norman crime and punishment. 2. Conduct a class survey on the opinions of people in your class about Norman crime and punishment. - Look at things such as whether people agree with the forms of punishment used during Medieval times - Whether they think they were too soft/too harsh/just right etc. - Whether they think punishments are fairer/harsher today than those during the Medieval period - Any other relevant point 3. Gather and organise information in an appropriate format (a table, graph, fact file, extended essay etc.) to compare the main similarities between crime/punishment during the Middle Ages and that today. 4. Explain why and how governments/rulers use(d) taxation: During the time of William the Conqueror Today Again, use an appropriate format for presenting your information clearly. T19 Saint Catherine’s College Armagh 1. Draw a diagram to illustrate how society was structured during the Middle Ages with the FEUDAL SYSTEM. For each of the people/groups you mention, state what their roles, rights and responsibilities were. 2. Explain how and why some groups faced inequality during the Middle Ages. 3. Can you think of any ways in which some groups or people face inequality today? Why do you think this is the case? Discuss these issues with your teacher and your class group. T19 Saint Catherine’s College Armagh Read about the main religious beliefs held during the Middle Ages. Organise your information to illustrate the ways in which religious beliefs during the Middle Ages both differed from, and compared with, religious beliefs held today. Use an appropriate format to display your information clearly (e.g. table form, or even extended writing) Aim to present your information using ICT. T19 Saint Catherine’s College Armagh 1. After you have examined the key features of medicine and health during the Middle Ages (particularly in respect of the “Black Death”), work in small groups to debate the motion: “People in the past were “stupid” because they did not have the same ideas or knowledge as we have today about medicine and health” 2. Construct a timeline to show some of the key developments in health and medicine up to present day. Are there any things we still don’t know about this issue? List them. T19 Saint Catherine’s College Armagh “What were the similarities and differences between health during Roman times and that during the Middle Ages?” AND “Does this represent progression through time?” 1. Research information explaining the main features of health/medicine during the period of the Roman Empire, and that during the Middle Ages. Organise your information and present it in an appropriate format to illustrate the key similarities and differences between the two. Use this information, along with the work completed for the “Health During the Middle Ages” section, to discuss/debate and present information (using an appropriate format) on the question;Does this represent progression through time? You should be able to give arguments both in favour of and against this motion.