8. How did the Anglo-Saxons write things down?
A full lesson for KS2 about Anglo-Saxon runes, writing and manuscripts, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets.
How did the Anglo-Saxons write things down?
In this lesson, pupils will look at the runic alphabet and learn about how writing changed from runes to manuscripts after the Anglo-Saxon conversion to Christianity. Pupils will work in groups to research famous Anglo-Saxon manuscripts and then they will have a go at reading and writing secret messages written in runes.
- To discover what runes looked like
- To explore how writing changed during the Anglo-Saxon period
- To find out about some famous Anglo-Saxon manuscripts
The lesson plan includes differentiation ideas to adapt the activities for the needs of your class.
This lesson is part of the KS2History Anglo-Saxons Planning Pack for KS2.
1 x PDF File (lesson plan and pupil resource sheets)
1 x Powerpoint (whiteboard slides)