For the upcoming term the Year 7s are looking at the Norman Conquest of 1066. (hence my Scribble Maps work mentioned in an earlier post) I want to base their ICT work around their history topic in order to show other departments in the school how ICT can be incorporated in other subjects. Whilst flicking through Horrible Histories – the Stormin Normans I was reminded of the fact that when Edward the Confessor died there were three claimants to the throne – Harold Godwinson, Harald Hadrada and William of Normandy. This made me think of Brown, Cameron and Clegg and the upcoming election. What if the three claimants to the throne had campaign posters, party political broadcasts and tweeter accounts? I teach three Y7 classes and so could have each class as the publicity office for the three would-be kings.
What do you think?