This webquest will help students to learn more about the history of Britain, itslanguage and English words.
Many people know that English pronunciation is difficult. Moreover many wordsare not pronounced in the way they are written. Why is it so?This webquest will guide you through the most important moments in Brittishhistory.
Today youll be researching online about the Celts and the Romans.Working in groups, follow the instructions on the process page and answer the questions on thehandout by following the links to the appropriate websites.During your research work,dont forget to look through the online material on the process pageand answer the questions in the test.Your next step will be summarising the most interesting facts to make a project.
Lesson 1. November 5, 2012.Lets start!You should do the test, using the information from the links below:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celtic_Britainhttp://www.britainexpress.com/History/Celtic_Britain.htmLesson 2. November 12, 2012.The Anglo-Saxons and the Romans gave the days of the week the names of theirgods.Match the names of the gods to the modern names of the days of the week in thetest, using texts provided through the links below:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Saxon_Englandhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Days_of_the_weekLesson 3. November 19, 2012.This test is about the Norman invasion in Britain. Use the links below:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_conquest_of_Englandhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/normans/http://www.essentialnormanconquest.com/
Project “From the Iron Age to the Victorian Age”The students will have a week to get ready with their projects-presentations and it will take a week to listen to them. (Taking into account that thematerial for the presentation is quite expanded and the number of students in the group is big, the students may present their projects in groups ofthree or two and distribute some periods from the history of Britain among themselves.)Here is the outline of the presentation the students are recommended to follow and links on the tests:I.General Information on the British Isles:1.Geographical position2.The four nations3.Flags,symbols,patron saints4. Test theme 1II.The main conquests:1.The Celts2.The Romans3.The Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings4.The Normans5. Test theme 2III.The Middle Ages and the Tudor period:1.Magna Carta2.The Black Death3.The “Hundred Years War”4.The War of the Roses5.Henry VIII6.Elizabeth I7. Test theme 3IV. From the Gunpowder plot to the Victorian Age:1.The Gunpowder plot2.The Civil War3.The „Great Plague‟4.The „Great Fire‟5.The Georgian Age in Britain6.The Act of Union of 1707 and 18017.Queen Victoria and her reign
Evaluation of the presentation1.Quality of the information- 25%2.Language – 30%3.Structure of the reports - 20%4.Design – 15%5.Conclusion - 10%
Now youre ready to summarise the information and report on the topic.
This is our first step in the research of the history of the English language.Youvelearned the Celtic and Roman origin of some English words.I hope the processwas pleasant and rewarding.Next time youll learn more about the English history.
The students will need 3 lessons to find out the necessary information on thetopic.The result of this research work will be their reports on the topic.