The World of the Anglo-Saxons
Ancient Anglo-Saxon Helmet
This course takes us on a journey through the history of England. We begin with the oldest story ever recorded in the English Language: Beowulf.
In order to understand Beowulf, we must understand that time period in which is was written. Who are the Anglos, Saxons, and Jutes? How was their life different from ours today?
Below are materials used in class which discuss that elements of this society.
What is an Anglo-Saxon?
Beowulf Study Guide
The story of Beowulf is an epic poem. The original version is unrecognizable to most people today, unless you are an Old English Scholar. Use the study guide as we read and listen in class.
We will have a chance to watch the Beowulf movie in class this year. It is very different from the story written back in the year 1000 A.D. As we watch, think about why some of the changes were made. Is it possible that the movie is an even better story? If so, why? Why not?
Below I have embedded the movie trailer, for those of you who have not yet seen it.
Deleted Scene Discusion Board
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