Focus On Domesday can be used with key stage 3 pupils in year 7. It can form part of a study of the impact of the Norman Conquest and on the structure of medieval society.
History Study Unit (8) Britain 1066 - 1500. A study of major features of Britain’s medieval past: the development of the monarchy, and significant events and characteristic features of the lives of people living throughout the British Isles, including the local area if appropriate.
Focus on Domesday explores the following areas:
|Discover the story behind it||Death of Edward the Confessor
1066: a year of battles
From king to conqueror
Wealth of a nation
|How was it made?||A difficult job
Collecting the information (includes film clips with actors in reconstruction)
Writing it up
Which places are included?
|Take a closer look||Why Latin?
What we can find out
Focus on Domesday contains a glossary and there is a printable PDF available that contains all images and the text. A translation for the document on the home page is also included.
Suggestions on how to introduce Domesday Book as a topic: