This essay starts with the entire Bayeux Tapestry Broken into 50 slides with translation and commentary. It can be shown as a timed presentation accompanied with music or looked at slide by slide with lecture and/or discussion. It's also interesting to show it rapidly to get the impression of a medieval animated show.
The rest of the lesson focusses on the development of English political and legal developments that form the basis of our own political and judicial systems: Magna Charta, Parliament, grand juries, and trials by juries of peers instead of by ordeal. Among the other highlights are explanations of how various saying such as "dead ringer" developed and picture essays on a Noman Church in Cambridge and Edward I's Welsh castles.
This is a self-contained PowerPoint that develops slide by slide while other notes for the students scroll down the side. It can be run as a timed presentation on its own, presented slide by slide for discussion, or integrated into your other lectures. There are also extensive pictures with captions mixed in to illustrate the lesson and capture students’ interest. This packet also contains a student reading, flowchart, and the author’s own research notes which contain lots of details and interesting trivia to spice up your class.
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