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History / Year 8 / Historical Knowledge and Understanding

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Curriculum content descriptions

Viking conquests and relationships with subject peoples, including the perspectives of monks, changes in the way of life of the English, and the Norman invasion (ACDSEH048)

Elaborations
  • explaining the attacks on monasteries (for example, Lindisfarne (793 AD/CE) and Iona (795 AD/CE)), and reviewing the written accounts by monks that contributed to the Vikings reputation for pillage and violence
  • explaining the survival of a heroic Iron Age society in Early Medieval Ireland, as described in the vernacular epics, and its transformation by the spread of Christianity; the influence of the Vikings; the Anglo-Norman conquest
  • investigating the remains of Viking settlements (for example, Dublin (Ireland) and Jorvik (York))
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
ScOT terms

Middle Ages,  Acculturation,  Social history,  Scandinavian history,  Invasion,  English history,  Irish history

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