The Anglo-Saxons 449-1066 By David Adams Leeming, EL

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The Anglo-Saxons
449-1066
By David Adams Leeming,
EL 6-17
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 The
United States would not be what
it is today without its British legacy—
in law, literature, and language.
Write in response to one or all of the
questions that follow, based on your
present knowledge. As we read
about this period, look for answers
based on our exploration of the
period.
Think About...
What specifically did America inherit
from Britain in terms of our political
system, law, and language?
 What was the influence of Christianity
on Britain?
 What was the heroic ideal of AngloSaxon Britain?

INDIVIDUAL RESPONSE #1: After putting your
heading on your paper, respond to any/all of
these questions based on your present
knowledge.
Getting ready to continue...
 TASK
1: Pick up a textbook; turn to
page 6;
 TASK 2: Under your opening
response, on the same paper, make
a list of all 13 subheadings on pp. 617; DO NOT SKIP LINES!
 TASK 3: Silently read the sidebar
and Fast Facts boxes on these same
pages.
The British Legacy
The Spirit of the Celts
 LENHART
READING: EL : 6-7
 YouTube: Anglo-Saxon Literature
 INDIVIDUAL RESPONSE #2
(Interactive Guide, lines 1-7)
Who were the Celts?
START YOUR ANSWER: The Celts were...
The Celtic Heroes and Heroines:
A Magical World
 LENHART
READING: EL : 8 (top)
 INDIVIDUAL RESPONSE #3
(Interactive Guide, lines 15-22):
According to this essay, what did
the writings of Sir Thomas
Malory and William Butler Yeats
have in common?
The mythology of the Celts influenced the
writings of Malory and Yeats.
The Celtic Heroes and Heroines:
A Magical World (EL 8)
 INDIVIDUAL
RESPONSE #4
(Interactive Guide, lines 23-28)
How are Celtic stories different
from the Anglo-Saxon tales that
came later?
The Celtic stories are different from the
Anglo-Saxon tales that came later.
The Romans: The Great
Administrators (EL 8-9)
 INDIVIDUAL
RESPONSE #5:
(Interactive Guide, lines 72-83)
What did the Romans
accomplish in Britain?
During occupation of Britain,
positive contributions by the
Romans included...

INDIVIDUAL RESPONSE #6:
(Interactive Guide: Lines 40-46)
What caused the Romans to
evacuate their troops from
Britain? What effect did the
evacuation have on the island?
The evacuation of the Romans from
Britain was caused by...
The result of the Romans leaving was...
The Anglo-Saxons
Sweep Ashore (EL 9-10)
 INDIVIDUAL
RESPONSE #7:
(Interactive Guide: Lines 48-57)
Who put up resistance when
the Anglo-Saxon invaded
Britain?
When the Anglo-Saxons invaded
Britain, they were resisted by...
Unifying Forces: Alfred the Great
and Christianity (EL 10—11)
 INDIVIDUAL
RESPONSE #8:
(Interactive Guide, lines 72-83)
What effect did the acceptance
of Christianity have on Britain?
The acceptance of Christianity had a
lasting effect on Britain.
Anglo Saxon Life: The Warm Hall,
the Cold World (EL 11-13)
 INDIVIDUAL
RESPONSE #9:
(Interactive Guide, lines 86-96)
What were the heroic ideals
of Anglo-Saxon Britain?
The heroic ideals of Anglo-Saxon
Britain were built on a life
dominated by war.
Anglo-Saxon Religion (EL 14)
 INDIVIDUAL
RESPONSE #10:
(Interactive Guide, lines 125-128)
What earthly virtues did the
religion of the Anglo-Saxons
value?
The religion of the AngloSaxons valued...
The Bards: Singing of
Gods and Heroes (EL 14)
 INDIVIDUAL
RESPONSE #11:
(Interactive Guide, lines 130-136)
Who were the bards? How did
the Anglo-Saxons regard bards
and poetry?
The Anglo-Saxon bards were...
Hope in Immortal Verse (EL 15)
 INDIVIDUAL
RESPONSE #12:
(Interactive Guide, lines 137-144)
Why were the Anglo-Saxon bards
honored?
The Anglo-Saxon bards were honored
because...
A Light from Ireland (EL 16)
 INDIVIDUAL
RESPONSE #13
(Interactive Guide, lines 145-159)
After 432 A.D., while Europe and
England sank into constant
warfare, confusion, and
ignorance, what caused Ireland
to experience a golden age?
After 432, Ireland experienced a
golden age because...
The Christian Monasteries: The Ink
Froze (EL 16-17)
INDIVIDUAL RESPONSE #14 (Interactive
Guide, lines 160-177) What element of
hope did the poets or bards provide to
the Anglo-Saxon people? In the
monasteries, as centers of learning in
this period, how did the monks
assigned to the scriptorium help
preserve ancient literature?
The element of hope in the poets and bards
was...
The monks helped preserve ancient
literature by...

The Rise of the
English Language (EL 17)
 INDIVIDUAL
RESPONSE #15
(Interactive Guide, lines 178-186)
What are the two effects brought
about by King Alfred and his
publication of the Anglo-Saxon
Chronicle?
The publication of the Anglo-Saxon
Chronicle had two effects that
influenced the rise of the English
language. First, ...

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