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What happened during the Middle Ages: An overview

The Middle Ages This lesson provides you with the chronological overview your students need to make sense of the Middle Ages.

We firmly believe in ‘scale switching’ to show the big picture of the unit you are studying. Here your students get to see the whole of the Middle Ages and they begin to spot the themes they were introduced to in your overview of the entire course.

Having placed the Middle Ages in time next to the Romans and The Early Modern Period, your class will now look at a number of key events between 1000-1450.

They will begin to classify them as things to do with power, things to do with religion and events that would have affected ordinary lives.

Next they will deepen this learning by testing some hypotheses. Can the substantiate and support or challenge a number of statements including ‘English Kings were all very successful in wars with other countries.’

Then they will come up with their own hypotheses by looking at the period as a whole, before finishing by summarising the big stories.

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