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BBC Primary History – Anglo Saxons

Key Stages 1 – 2
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/anglo_saxons/

Found on the website are videos, photos and Teacher’s Notes to support the topics listed below and many others:

Anglo-Saxon Life, Stories and Pastimes, Kings and Laws, Invasion and Settlement, Anglo-Saxon beliefs


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BBC Primary History – Dig it up

Key Stages 1 – 2
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/anglo_saxons/

This game teaches pupils what artefacts archaeologists might expect to find in and around a Saxon settlement.


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BBC History The Anglo Saxons

Key Stages 1 – 2
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/anglo_saxons/

This website provides teachers with background information to support the following topics:
Anglo-Saxon Culture, Norman Threat and Legends


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BBC Bitesize Anglo-Saxons

Key Stages 1 – 2
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zcx6fg8

The site contains over 50 short video clips/ resources about The Anglo-Saxons. These include:

  • A tour around an Anglo-Saxon settlement – A reconstruction of an Anglo-Saxon village.
  • A Viking festival on the Shetland Isles – Shetland Islanders celebrate the festival of ‘Up Helly Aa’.
  • A Viking grave – An archaeologist explains why the discovery of a Viking grave is important.
  • Evidence of Vikings at Maeshowe burial chamber – Runes and drawings left at Maeshowe, Orkney, Scotland, provide evidence of Viking life.
  • Jorvic archaeology – How the excavation of York uncovered evidence of the type of people that the Vikings were.
  • Ordinary families in Anglo-Saxon Times – The lives of ordinary children living in Anglo-Saxon times
  • Saxon life at West Stowe – A discussion about Anglo-Saxon village life.
  • The Viking Code – A short poem, with images, telling of the Viking code
  • Viking artefacts – Viking and Anglo-Saxon men look at artefacts during a visit to the Jorvik Viking Centre.
  • Viking Clothing – A description of the type of clothes that the Vikings wore, homemade and practical

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BBC Anglo Saxon coins

Key Stages 1 – 2
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/trail/conquest/wessex_kings/act_coins_entry.shtml

Find out more about Anglo-Saxon money by taking a look at ‘Anglo-Saxon Coins: The Facts’, which tells the stories behind the coins shown. When you think you know enough, test yourself by playing ‘Anglo-Saxon Coins: The Game’, and see if you can make money talk.


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BBC History Timeline – The Anglo-Saxons

Key Stages 1 – 2
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/timeline/vikinganglosaxons_timeline_noflash.shtml

Explore Anglo-Saxon history from 430 AD.


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BBC Anglo-Saxon Law and Order

Key Stages 1 – 2
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/trail/conquest/wessex_kings/anglosaxon_law_05.shtml

Learn about crime and punishment in Anglo-Saxon Britain.


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British Museum Anglo-Saxons 100 objects

Key Stages 1 – 2
http://teachinghistory100.org/browse/curriculum/4/

Objects from the period photographed and added to the collection include: Anglo-Saxon stained glass window, women’s keys, carved box, human wood carved figures, Pictish wolf, rings and Sutton Hoo helmet.


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British Museum The Anglo-Saxons

Key Stages 1 – 2
http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/young_explorers/childrens_online_tours/anglo-saxon_england/anglo-saxon_england.aspx

Learn about Culture, Customs and traditions of the period by examining more artefacts in the BM collection. For each activity download the accompanying Teachers Notes and lesson ideas.


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Heritage Explorer The Anglo-Saxons

Key Stages 1 – 2
http://www.heritage-explorer.co.uk/

Download copies of the whiteboard packs “Homes in the past” and “The Anglo Saxons” plus a copy of the English Heritage British History timeline.


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English Heritage Onsite Resources For Teachers

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/education/resources/

Guides and publications with information for teachers listed on the English Heritage website include:

  • Saxon Shore Forts
  • Pre-Christian cemeteries
  • Religion and ritual post AD 410
  • Archaeological evidence for glassworking
  • Post Roman Shrines

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The Historical Association – The Anglo-Saxons For Teachers

http://www.history.org.uk/resources/primary_resource_3865_132.html

A short overview of the Saxon period with links to other articles:

Saxon Settlers with accompanying Teacher’s Notes
http://www.history.org.uk/resources/resource_3716.html

Saxon Ship Burial with accompanying Teacher’s Notes
http://www.history.org.uk/resources/resource_3717.html

Saxon farming year with simulations and games
http://www.history.org.uk/resources/primary_resource_3694,3700_132.html


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National Trust – Discover Sutton Hoo

Key Stages 1 and 2
http://classroommultimedia.com/suttonhoo/

An exciting interactive game, that enables pupils to discover fascinating facts and stories about some of the artefacts that have been found on the site.


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Primary homework help – The Anglo-Saxons

Key Stages 1 and 2
http://primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/saxons/who.htm

Designed by Mandy Barrow this website site contains a suberb list of resources for teachers and pupils about the history of the Anglo-Saxons in Britain from 350 to 759 AD.


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Britain Express – The Anglo-Saxons

Key Stages 1 – 2
http://www.britainexpress.com/History/dark_ages_index.htm

Download from this site information about key events, people and battles from the period.


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The learning history site Anglo-Saxon place names

Key Stages 1 and 2
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/anglo_saxon_place_names.htm

Early Saxon settlement names – What do the names of these settlements tell us about these early settlers.


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Children in Anglo-Saxon times

Key Stages 1 and 2
http://anglosaxondiscovery.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/teachers_resources/dayinlife.pdf

Find out what Anglo-Saxon boys and girls did during the day?


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Show Me – Anglo-Saxons

Key Stages 1 and 2
http://www.show.me.uk/tag/anglo-saxon

Games, collections, videos, stories and homework help about Anglo-Saxon life.