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Focus on Domesday

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Teacher’s notes

Key stage 3

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.


National Curriculum

The current national curriculum programme of study for history at key stage 3 has been disapplied with effect from 1 September 2013 and is no longer statutory. This means that schools are free to develop their own curricula for history that best meet the needs of their pupils, in preparation for the introduction of the new national curriculum from September 2014

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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
Activities Tasks
Domesday game

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:

Extension Activities


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