I tried looking all over the internet for worksheets or activities to do with the girls that would help them learn about 1066. Such an important event for British History and I could find very little. So I did a little research and made up my own worksheet. It's not genius or anything but my girls, especially my 8 year old, really enjoyed it.
Here's the worksheet, they had so much fun looking for the answers in their books and googling the things they couldn't find. It's quite simple really. There are 18 questions. Each answered in a sentence which ends up giving them, if all questions are answered in order, a piece of writing that tells the story of the battle of Hastings:
1. Who was Edward the Confessor?
2. When did harold Godwinson (Harold II) become king?
3. Which two people were cross that Harold Godwinson had been made king?
4 Why was William Cross?
5 Why was Hardrada cross?
6 Where did Harold fight Hardrada?
7. Who won?
8. How did Harold's army feel after the Battle of Stamford Bridge?
9. Did they go home? Why?
10. When did the Normans land in England?
11. Where exactly did the Battle of Hastings take place? What is that place called today?
12. What sort of weapons were used by the Saxons and Normans?
13. How did Harold die?
14. Where did the Normans have a party to celebrate their win?
15. When and where was William crowned King?
16. What did the Normans make to retell the story of the battle of Hastings?
17. Was it a bias report? Why?
18. Were the English pleased that William had become king? Why?
Hope you like it as much as we did!