A fun lesson on Anglo-Saxon crime and punishment that is part of our amazing enquiry based Anglo-Saxon Topic, aimed at Upper KS2. Available on TES as a bundle for £18 or for download as individual lessons.
Enquiry Question: How did the Anglo-Saxons live and how have they influenced modern day Britain?*
- Clear teaching PPT exploring Anglo-Saxon crime and how they were punished. Including an engaging activity to match Wergild fines to their crime.
- Differentiated main activity: matching definitions of words and phrases linked to Anglo-Saxon crime and punishment, exploring the crime of Helmstan and the ethics of Anglo-Saxon punishments.
- Whole unit planning.
Pupils should be taught about Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots
Non-statutory: Anglo-Saxon invasions, settlements and kingdoms: place names and village life. Anglo-Saxon art and culture.
Pupils should continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study.
They should note connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms.