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The Scoop - The Normans and the White Tower

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About this learning resource

Format: Audio

Welcome to The Scoop! Join Jezebel Factsman and her team of historical experts to uncover how the Normans constructed the White Tower. The White Tower has stood at the centre of the Tower of London as an iconic symbol of royal power for almost one thousand years.

This video series has been specifically designed to support teachers and students studying the Norman Conquest as part of the new GCSE AQA syllabus.

National Curriculum links

  • Use the Tower of London as a primary source to weigh historical evidence.

Learning objectives

  • Students will develop an understanding of the primary and secondary evidence for the physical appearance and daily activity of the Norman White Tower.
  • Students will critically evaluate the respective strengths and limitations of using the available evidence as a basis for modern historical interpretation.
  • Students will explore second-order concepts of change, continuity, cause and consequence in the White Tower's use and development from 1066-1100.

Resource Information

Key Stage

  • KS4 (age 15-16)

Subjects

  • History
  • Archaeology

Topic

  • Normans

Type

  • For the classroom

Palace

  • Tower of London
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