Saxon Ship Burial

Lesson Plan (KS2)

By Chris Bilboe, published 6th December 2010

The class had investigated life in Roman Britain. A visit to Dewa Centre in Chester together with class lessons and individual study had given the pupils a good picture of life in Roman Britain. Part of the study had included the decline of Rome and the raids of the Angles, Saxons and other Germanic peoples.

Then we moved on to the Anglo-Saxons. A previous lesson had focused on the Anglo-Saxon poem 'The Ruin' and pupils had seen a cartoon of the Beowulf story. Pupils were aware of many differences between Roman Britons and Anglo-Saxon English.

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