This webquest has students find information about the Battle of Hastings and Castles of the Middle Ages, and present the information in new, fun and engaging ways. During the webquest students will complete the following tasks:
- Find information about the Bayeux Tapestry and create their own version to show the events of the Battle of Hastings
- Identify the main participants in the Battle of Hastings by creating a William the Conqueror selfie.
- Identify the main features of the first Motte and Bailey castles and the advantages and disadvantages of these castles.
- Investigate the features of castles in the Middle Ages in order to be able to create a Real Estate listing for their own fictitious castle.
A marking rubric is included.
This package would be useful in any study of the Middle Ages, but was written specifically to cover the following Australian Curriculum History Year 8 outcomes:
Continuity and change in society in ONE of the following areas: crime and punishment; military and defence systems; towns, cities and commerce (ACDSEH051)
Use historical terms and concepts (ACHHS149)
Identify the origin and purpose of primary and secondary sources (ACHHS152)
Develop texts, particularly descriptions and explanations that use evidence from a range of sources that are acknowledged (ACHHS156)
This is an engaging way to teach about the development of castles during the Middle Ages and is easily accessible to students of all ability levels.