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EduHound Weekly: October 13, 2005

EduHound Weekly: October 13, 2005

TOPIC OF THE WEEK: NORMAN CONQUEST

Norman Conquest is the period in English history following the defeat (1066) of King Harold of England by William, duke of Normandy, who became William I of England. It is thought to have brought about broad changes in all phases of English life.


Spotlight Site of the Week!  
Osprey Essential Norman Conquest
http://www.essentialnormanconquest.com
The sights and sounds of the Norman Invasion unfold before your eyes, brought to life by interactive animated maps and 360° panoramas of the battlescene, news headlines, interactive Norman and Saxon soldiers and 11th century soundbites.
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Additional Sites:

BBC History - The Norman Conquest
Take a look at events both before and after the Norman Conquest, for an understanding of what it has meant for England.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/war/normans/

The Norman Conquest
The site is designed to help students understand and investigate the events of 1066.
http://www.normanconquest.co.uk

Invasion of England, 1066
Features the history of the invasion with visual scenes from the Bayeaux Tapestry.
http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/bayeux.htm

Britain's Bayeux Tapestry
Read the tale told by the Bayeux Tapestry, as well as the story of William the Conqueror and Harold, Earl of Wessex, the men who led the Norman and Saxon armies in 1066.
http://www.bayeuxtapestry.org.uk

Conquest Anglo-Norman Society
Dedicated to recreating the Anglo-Norman period of English history from the Battle of Hastings up until the signing of the Magna Carta (1066 to 1220AD).
http://www.angevin.org

JUDI'S CORNER

This week features a new category addition to Awesome Clipart for Educators:

Fall @ Awesome Clipart for Educators
http://www.awesomeclipartforeducators.com/type.cfm?feature=Fall
This new category features fall-related backgrounds, clipart, icons, lines and fonts. We've even created two new fonts - FallFunbyTom & AlphaFallByTom!


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