Write up your notes about the “Dark Ages”, the Anglo-Saxon times. Upload to Manaba by Wednesday midnight as usual. Try to use your new APA Template. You should include:
- When the Anglo-Saxons came,
- Where they came from
- Why they came
- Where they came and settled (talk about and explain Wessex, Sussex and Essex)
- what language they spoke
- A brief introduction to King Arthur and his legend
- The Viking/Danish invasions (when, where from, where to)
- King Alfred the Great (who he was, when he lived, what he did that was famous, why he is called “the Great”).
- If possible, use your template you made last week with APA formatting.
- Were you able to see my two files (*.htm and *.rtf) with my corrections and comments to your writing? Were they useful to you? (If you were absent from class today, please email me your answer to this question.)
- Release forms from students for
- this class
- for public use (including publication)
- Academic writing rules:
- Avoid non-academic language (conversational English, contractions like “don’t”, “isn’t”, etc.)
- Don’t begin new sentences with “And”, “But” or “Because” but instead keep them as part of the same sentence.
- One paragraph, one topic. New topic, new paragraphs. Keep sentences about the same topic together.
- The Anglo-Saxons. Key points:
- Where they came from (see the maps here)
- King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
- Merlin the Magician
- Sir Lancelot
- Excalibur (Arthur’s sword)
- They spoke Anglo-Saxon (not Celtic, not Latin), which is also called Old English.
- Here is part of an Anglo-Saxon poem called the Battle of Maldon which was a battle between the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings (Danes) which took place in 911 A.D. (The Vikings won!) Can you recognize any modern English words in this Old English text?
- the monk Bede and his History of the English Church (written in Latin of course because Bede was a monk) and later translated into Anglo-Saxon by King Alfred.
- King Alfred the Great, Danegeld, Danelaw
Bonus – Celtic videos
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