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Alfred the Great
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Introduce your students to a true English hero who saved 9th-century England and Anglo-Saxon culture from Danish raiders. The richness of the Anglo-Saxon culture that Alfred fought to preserve is illustrated with documents your students will want to touch and study — pages from the Lindisfarne Gospels, a picture of the Alfred jewel, a display of coins, workable scale models of a church and a ship, a classroom poster on warfare. Historian: David Johnson. The contents of this Jackdaw feature: Broadsheets

  • Brief account of Alfred of Wessex’s life
  • Muddle and manuscripts: Difficulties of interpreting Alfred’s life from limited sources
  • Under the Golden Dragon: System of raising armies and men for the navy
  • Alfred’s England
  • Full-time king: Alfred’s achievements
Historical Documents
  • Map of Anglo-Saxon England with key to present-day names.
  • Two pages from the Lindisfarne Gospels.
  • Four pages from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle covering some of Alfred’s battles with the Danes.
  • Translation of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle on Alfred’s reign.
  • The treaty between Alfred and Guthrum in which Alfred extends the boundaries of Wessex.
  • Alfred’s introduction to his translation of “Cura Pasoralis.”
  • Translation of “Cura Pasoralis” with word-for-word gloss of the first page.
  • Picture sheet of Anglo-Saxon coins from the time of Alfred.
  • Anglo-Saxon art and architecture.
  • The Alfred jewel.
  • The Anglo-Saxon wall painting excavated at Winchester.
  • Model of the church of St. Lawrence, Bradford-upon-Avon.
  • Model of an Anglo-Saxon ship.
  • Anglo-Saxon warfare — a picture sheet.
Study Guide / Lesson Plan – Reproducible Activities

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