This is a fun activity that gets students to write ancient Anglo-Saxon runes from the "Dark Ages" of England. Students are asked to create an Anglo-Saxon pendant that a warrior from the epic Beowulf, a Viking, or a Celt might have worn as a brooch. I teach this as a fun activity as kids are reading the Old English epic Beowulf. The materials needed are quite minimal and kids generally enjoy it. This handout contains all of the instructions needed including the necessary alphabet and graphic example.
Anglo Saxon Writing Runes Activity
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