Overview of the Spanish Reconquista Lesson

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Learning objectives

In this lesson, students will gain a chronological understanding of the Spanish Reconquista in Medieval history. They will develop an awareness of the key people groups, events, and concepts associated with this event. Students will have the opportunity to achieve this through choosing their own method of learning, from reading, research, and watching options, as well as the chance to engage in extension activities. This lesson includes a self-marking quiz for students to demonstrate their learning.

How would you like to learn?

Option 1: Reading

Step 1: Download a copy of the following reading questions:

History of Spain Reading Questions.docx
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Step 2: Answer the questions by reading the webpage below:

Option 2: Internet research

Download a copy of the worksheet and use the internet to complete the table.

Spanish Reconquista Research Worksheet.d
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Option 3: Watch video

Step 1: Download a copy of the viewing questions worksheet:

Blood and Gold Viewing Questions.docx
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Step 2: Answer the set questions by watching the documentary below: 


Blood and Gold: The Making of Spain with Simon Sebag Montefiore: Reconquest. (2015). BBC.


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Extension activities

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