As part of our summer trip to Europe, we will be viewing the Bayeux Tapestry in Normandy, France. I have never even heard of this 'tapestry'. The subject of this huge piece, which I read is as long as 3 swimming pools, is the Norman Conquest of England by William the Conqueror in 1066. I've been reading about the subject today...
First of all, I always enjoy the information at "history for kids" or Kidipede. It has a very brief overview.
I spent most of my time at this chidding stone site. This site really helped me understand both the invasion/conquest and the tapestry.
This site is the actual website for the Bayeux Tapestry. It talks you through the tapestry scene by scene. I just wish the photos were larger! It also has ACTIVITIES and LEARNING RESOURCES! I haven't looked at these yet, but they sound neat!
My favorite resource was the animated bayeux tapestry (found on YouTube) that I have posted above. But, I had to learn what the invasion was about before I really understood the video! GREAT video! I can't wait to see the actual tapestry now!
P.S. I came across this video by historyteachers today. I have mixed feelings about it, but I think kids might really like it. And, I was happy to know enough about this time in history, now, that I understood the entire video!
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