Friday, 17 January 2014

Castle Homework

Your homework is to complete, to the very highest standards possible, your castle project according to the sheet of instructions you were given.  You should present this as a completed project separate from your exercise book.  You may type it or hand write it, either is fine.   You must complete the tasks regarding Motte and Bailey, Square Keep and Concentric Castles, but the task on designing your own perfect castle is an extension task and is optional.
Please make your project as attractive and easy to read as you can, you may wish to include a contents page and a cover page.  Please remember to include your name somewhere.
You may bind or clip the pages together - this is your decision but it would be very much more readable if in a folder or stapled together.

This homework is due in Thursday 23/1 giving you 2 weeks to finish what you began in class.

Good luck

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Historical Enquiry

You chose a topic at random to investigate and question in the lesson.

Your homework is to spend at least 30 minutes gathering more information and researching the topic further before next lesson.
Remember, this is YOUR enquiry - as long as you broadly stick to your given topic you can take it off in any direction or focus on any issue you like.

Good luck - this should be completed by the lesson on Monday afternoon (30/9)

Remember, if you wish to use computers, that homework club is available lunchtimes and L2L computers are available at break.

Monday, 16 September 2013

Chronology homework

You have a sheet of instructions regarding chronology.
Follow the instructions to complete a timeline with dates and time periods marked on it.
You can use colour to make it look special if you like - or pictures to really show your understanding.
E;mail me if you have any problems - you have my e:mail address.

It's due in next Tuesday for Mr Kendall's history lesson.

Good luck
Mrs Underwood

Friday, 13 September 2013

7.6 Homework for Monday 16 September

During our lesson on Thursday, we examined the different skills used in history.
You were given a sheet which we call "heads and tails".  This involves terms and their definitions which are muddled up.
Your task is to match the correct history skill to it's correct definition.
This involves you drawing 5 lines in total - but does require you to think back to the lesson and examine the skills you practiced and what they might mean.

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Why did people move to the town from the countryside in the 17th and 18th centuries

On Monday, 4 February, in class we looked at some of the reasons people moved to the towns and cities during the 18th and 19th centuries.  I would like you to think about your character in our village and post a comment about how you feel about moving:  Did you have to move? Why? Were you forced?  Are you happy to go? Why?  Who do you blame for being forced to move?  What will you miss?

Think about the above questions as you write your comment and try to include as much detail and opinion as you can

Good luck!

This work should be completed by Monday 18th February

Friday, 19 October 2012

"A day in the life of the Middle Ages"

You now know enough about the work done in the Middle Ages and by which sort of people to be able to write a comment on this blog about "a day in the life" of your character.
You each have a character in our village and all of you have different amounts of work to do, for you or for other people, and different responsibilities.
Write a comment about how you feel about your life, what is going on in it?  Do you like it? Do you think it is  fair?  What would you change?  Do you blame anybody for your life?
Extension:  When you have made your own comment - reply to somebody else's.  Do you agree with them? Why? Do you disagree with them? Why?  What would you say to them if you could?  Get into a discussion with them.   Argue your point of view with evidence and examples - prove to them that you are right and they are wrong.

Good luck!

All should have posted at least one comment by Monday 5 November

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Bicester historical homework

You have been asked to produce a project that shows how Bicester has changed over the centuries.
This project can be in any format you like - Power point, written, typed, film, photography.
Use the websites on your instruction sheet to describe and explain how and why Bicester has developed in the way it has.  Possible ideas are:
How has he Market Square changed and why? 
How old are the roads into and out of Bicester? do we still use the old road system?
What is it about  Bicester that makes people move here?  Are these the same reasons it has attracted people throughout the centuries?

Can you find maps, photographs and relevant comments at the local library, on the internet, from family members that show how Bicester has changed.

Do not underestimate the knowledge and expertise of your family - ask them questions - they may have loads to tell you.

This homework is due in Monday 15th October (this is an extension to the original deadline by one week - to give students extra time to complete it effectively).