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Meet The Medieval King: Afred The Great - Hammer of the Vikings

from The Sheffield Museum of Rural Life (Canada)

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Visit with King Alfred The Great, live from his throne in the Kingdom of Wessex (pre-England). "King Alfred" will stay in character throughout the session, but in reality he is a historian who has done a great deal of research into the life and times of this amazing king. If desired by the teacher, he can come out of character at the end of the session to answer questions from a modern perspective.
The students and teacher direct the discussion through their questions.
Amongst other topics, King Alfred can discuss kingship, law and order, Viking warfare, daily life, religion, and castles. In addition to showing artifacts and answering questions, King Alfred can teach the students a medieval dance and play live music.
King Alfred ruled during a time that was still characterized by the chaos and instability that followed the collapse of imperial Rome. At the same time, King Alfred worked hard to take what was best from Rome and combine it with Germanic traditions into a well-ordered and enlightened society.

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About This Program

Cost

By Request: $150.00
By Request Premium: $125.00


Since we are in Canada, the price may need to be modified, depending on the current exchange rate.

Length

60 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

no minimum

Maximum participants:

There is no maximum, but for optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 40 students.


Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)


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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We are willing to make every effort possible to re-schedule when necessary, but sessions canceled with less than 24 hours notice will be billed in full, unless there are severe circumstances, such as illness, weather, and school closure.

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The Sheffield Museum of Rural Life (Canada)

Sheffield, Ontario
Canada

The Sheffield Museum of Rural Life preserves, studies, and teaches broad elements of rural heritage, with a specific focus on the history of the village of Sheffield, Ontario, and a wider focus on the medieval European background of North American rural culture.

Contact:
Marty Pullin
shefmuseum@gto.net
519-620-3162

Program Details

Format

1. The presentation begins with King Alfred introducing himself, and telling a bit about his life.
2. Students are invited to ask him any questions they would like to ask, and the king shapes his answers to ensure that the major facets of medieval kingship get covered. Artifacts are used to help explain whenever possible.
3. If desired by the teacher, the king will teach the students a traditional dance, and will then play live music for them while they dance.
4. The remaining time is for final questions.

Objectives

-The participant will interview a medieval king
-The participant will engage in a discussion of medieval kingship and government
-The participant may learn a medieval dance
-The participant will listen to live medieval music
-The participant will explore the nature of Dark Age Europe

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NSS-USH.K-4.4 THE HISTORY OF PEOPLES OF MANY CULTURES AROUND THE WORLD
* Understands selected attributes and historical developments of societies in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe

NSS-WH.5-12.4 ERA 4: EXPANDING ZONES OF EXCHANGE AND ENCOUNTER, 300-1000 CE
* imperial crises and their aftermath, 300-700 CE.
* the search for political, social, and cultural redefinition in Europe, 500-1000 CE.
* major global trends from 300-1000 CE.

NSS-WH.5-12.5 ERA 5: INTENSIFIED HEMISPHERIC INTERACTIONS, 1000-1500 CE
* the redefining of European society and culture, 1000-1300 CE.