Unit 1 - The development of Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066-1509

  • Death of a King! Who should be the next King in 1066?
  • The Norman Conquest
  • How did Medieval Monarchs keep control?
  • Medieval Castle development.
  • The Feudal system,
  • The Domesday Survey
  • How powerful was the King? The struggle between the Church & the Crown
  • King John & Magna Carta

Unit 1 Assessment: Why did the Normans win the Battle of Hastings?

Skills: Enquiry based, Interpretation, Cause and Consequence.


Unit 2: Muck & Misery in the Middle Ages:

  • Mappa Mundi – how did the medieval mind see the world?
  • Why did the church matter so much in medieval times?
  • The role of Church, pilgrimage, monks & nuns.
  • How hard was life in the town and country? Was life really that hard? Was life any better in a medieval town?
  • Medieval punishments
  • Did medieval peasants have truly miserable lives? Life expectancy.
  • Was the Black Death really: that terrifying/a disaster? Social and economic impact
Unit 2 Assessment : Mappa Mundi and Medieval Punishments (source based assessment)
Skills: Understanding evidence. Cause and consequence.

Unit 3- White Rose Versus White Rose – the end of Plantagenet rule.

  • War of the Roses
  • Was Richard III really that evil?
  • The mystery of the Princes in the tower.

Unit 3 Assessment: King Richard III: Evil man or misunderstood?

Skills: Enquiry based: interpretation, understanding evidence.

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