History: The Impact on Towns under the Normans

Stream until Thu 1st Sep
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20 mins
Curriculum support
Curriculum support
Alex Richardson Host: Alex is a History teacher at Warlingham School, with an MRes in History from Goldsmiths University. His specialist areas are the German Revolution of 1918, the Cold War, and the history of the early Soviet Union.

Norman England is a large topic covered in AQA History alongside other exam boards. Through a series of classes, students will learn how the Normans changed so many aspects of life in England.

This class will examine the impact of the Norman Conquest on the way towns were organised, and the extent to which they grew compared to the previous Anglo-Saxon period. Students will be able to explain how towns changed under the Normans, as well as comparing town life to village life. 

This is a great class for anyone currently covering the topic but also for students who have an interest in the subject or want to get ahead with a firm background understanding allowing them to excel in exams and teacher assessments. 

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Key takeaways:
  • Describe the features of a Norman town
  • Assess the extent to which towns grew and changed following the Norman Conquest
  • Compare Norman towns and villages
Suitable for:

This class is suitable for students in Years 10-11 or S4-S5 studying the Norman England Unit. 

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
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  • This class will take place online via a Zoom webinar.
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