The Saxons

This box presents the evidence for the Saxon foundation of Godalming, with suggestions for related activities, to help you explore the world of the Anglo-Saxons.

 

Contents of Godalming Museum’s
Anglo-Saxon school loan box

 

BOOKS

Anglo Saxon Riddles, by John Porter

Anglo Saxons Activity Book, John Reeve and Jenny Chattington

Beowulf: Dragon Slayer, by Rosemary Sutcliff

Britain in the Past – the Anglo Saxons Explore the Anglo Saxons

Hidden Depths, An Archaeological Exploration of Surrey’s Past, by Roger Hunt

How to be an Anglo-Saxon in 13 easy stages, by Scoular Anderson

Learn Old English with Leofwin (beginners) Matt Love

Romans and Anglo-Saxons in Britain, Craft Topics

Runes, by Martin Findell

OBJECTS

4 original pieces of Saxon pottery

Replica Saxon beaker

2 replica Saxon loom weights

2 wooden spindles with metal spindle whorls and unspun wool

Hnefatafl / Nine Men’s Morris board, instructions (2 laminated sheets) and pieces

7 reproduction Saxon coins in presentation packs

DOCUMENTS

Godalming Museum Anglo Saxon School Loan Box topic notes

Instructions for spinning with the spindle

LAMINATED EVIDENCE SHEETS

A Saxon Spear from Farncombe

A Saxon Loom Weight from Godalming

Saxon Pottery from Godalming

The Saxon Font in Godalming Church

Who was Godhelm?

Domesday Book - Godalming

A Saxon Fort at Eashing

ACTIVITY SHEETS TO PHOTOCOPY

Godalming Hundred Map

Anglo Saxon Place Names in the Hundred of Godalming activity sheet

Anglo Saxon Place Names in the Hundred of Godalming answer sheet

4 colouring sheets – the interlace patterns on the Godalming font

2 complete & colour sheets – the interlace patterns on the Godalming font

 

Detailed teaching notes are provided. Click/tap here for a PDF. 

 

 

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