2016 marks the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings and William the Conqueror's invasion of England. This teaching resource taps into this historical watershed and directs students to examine the nature of William the Conqueror's rule. In keeping with 21st century learning, this teaching resource directs students to work collaboratively in order to critically examine a range of primary and secondary sources. They are given choices in the creative communication of their evaluation.
This teaching resource needs to be used after students learn about the Battle of Hastings, the Harrying of the North, the Salisbury Oath and the Domesday Survey. As such it can be used as an assessment item.