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The Garnet-Eyed Brooch: Early Feudal England

In the story, Wynfreda runs away from her motherless home to find a new home in the monastery run by Hilda, the powerful abbess of Whitby. Activities reinforce women's status within religious institutions, women's labor, and class divisions.

Spiralbound, 42 pages
8.5 x 11 inches
ISBN 0-9625880-9-1
© 1991
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

The Garnet-Eyed Brooch Story - an original story based on accounts of the double monastery of Whitby and its abbess Hilda. Vocabulary and inquiry questions are integrated into the story.

Activities/Student Worksheets

Hilda: Abbess of Whitby Monastery - writing an essay based on a biographic timeline about Hilda.

Documenting Women's Lives - using excerpts from documents, sayings and poems to piece together information on women's lives.

Solve Me If You Can" - answering riddles that give clues about Anglo-Saxon lives.

Make a Brooch - designing your own brooch.

Old English Words - matching old English words to modern English.

Create a Map - a jigsaw activity to create a map of the United Kingdom in the early Middle Ages.

Aethelflaed: Celebrated Warrior Queen - biography of the famous queen of the Saxons.

Background Essay: Women and the Anglo-Saxons in the Early Middle Ages

Selected Bibliography


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