This dynamic presentation on the Scottish Wars of Independence provides visuals, guided notes, and reflection questions to keep your students engaged for the entire lesson. Discover the story that inspired a nation.
The Scottish Wars of Independence was a seminal event for Scotland in which the country truly gained a sense of itself not as a kingdom but as a nation. Explore the first embers of nationalism with this fascinating story about Scotland in the Middle Ages.
Topics covered include:
♦ The effect of mythology on nationalism
♦ The ethnic breakdown of Scotland in the Dark Ages
♦ Kenneth MacAlpin and his descendants
♦ History of Overlordship of England
♦ Alexander II and the expansion of Scotland
♦ Edward I and his conquering of Scotland
♦ William Wallace
♦ Battles of the Scottish Wars of Independence
♦ Robert the Bruce
♦ Declaration of Arbroath
A great lesson to do before watching the movie Braveheart to compare history with mythology - which Hollywood does well!
This class takes approximately 60 minutes to complete.
There are handouts for note taking along with reflection questions included with this presentation.
Check out the entire Middle Ages series!
Lesson 1: Introduction to the Middles Ages
The Early Middle Ages
Lesson 2: The Franks
Lesson 3: Anglo-Saxon England
Lesson 4: The Vikings
Lesson 5: Rise of Islam
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The High Middle Ages
Lesson 6: The Feudal System
Lesson 7: The Church in the Middle Ages
Lesson 8: The Normans
Lesson 9: The Crusades
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The Late Middle Ages
Lesson 10: Gothic Art and Architecture
Lesson 11: Scottish Wars of Independence
Lesson 12: The Hundred Years War
Lesson 13: Society in the Late Middle Ages (coming soon)
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Corresponding Movie Guides
• The Dark Ages
• Islam Empire of Faith Part 2
• The Black Plague
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