The Paston Letters
Life in 1400s England
*Why read 600 year old letters?
Non-fiction (real), primary source
Insight into daily life of the past.
Comparison with current day life:
Police, fire, ambulance, military
Communication (internet, phones, twitter,
The Black Death - Structure
Forms of Disease and Transmission
Path of the Plague
Efforts to stop the Plague
Quotes on the Black Death
Social and Psychological
Music and Art
Magna Carta Notes
After King Richards death, his younger brother John took the throne in 1199
John was a cruel, ignorant, and unpopular king
He received the nickname Lackland because he inherited no land from his
The Anglo-Saxon Period
Theme: Heroes and Heroism
Fold your paper so you have 4 boxes
Using these boxes, tell the story of the 3 little pigs; you can write or illustrate the story,
but include as many details as possible in the time allotted.
Rise of the Roman Empire
753 B.C.E. to 60 C.E.
How was Rome founded?
What led to the formation of Romes republic?
How was the Roman republic organized?
What events led to imperialism in Rome?
What problems arose with the Roman Empire?
William the Conqueror
born about 1028 in Falaise,
died on 9 September 1087 in Rouen
Duke of Normandy from 1035 to 1087 (William II)
King of England from 1066 to 1087 (William I)
Known as William the Conqueror, William the Bastard
The Hundred Years War & Decline of the Church
Hundred Years War
Fought intermittently between 1337 & 1453
England & France forged their identities
Began as a feudal war developed two powerful & territorially integrated states
Challenges to th
To the west of England, lies a small, almost secret country called Wales. It is a land of
green and grey: green fields, valleys; grey mountains and sky, and grey stone castles.
A. The story of the Welsh people is one of the determined resistance to invade
Historys Most Successful FAILURE
During the Middle Ages the Catholic Church had risen in power
After the fall of Rome, the Eastern portion of the Empire became known as the Byzantine
Many were uncertain where life would lead