This product gives students the complicated background they need to know before reading Beowulf, the great Anglo Saxon epic. This PowerPoint presentation begins with the fall of Rome from invading tribes, then concentrates on the Anglo Saxon tribes who would eventually make up England. It focuses on the writing of the epic itself, the people who are portrayed in it, important concepts & terms, themes, and the influences of Paganism and Christianity. The presentation includes presenter notes as well, maps, pictures, and audio of Old English (some lines from the epic being read).
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