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Year 8 History - Unit 2 - The Albigensian Crusade

Key Questions

Activities Resources
The Cathars and the Albigensian Crusade. Video and notemaking introduction to the Cathars. 

Fun Horrible History Quiz. 

Visit to the Cathar Centre at Carcassonne

Background notes on the Cathars also available as a Word document.
Local study - How did  medieval castles develop?

What was a medieval siege?

Examine the development of Castles over time. Attacking and defending castles.

Case studies of medieval sieges: Carcassonne, Toulouse and Montségur. 

Make a model castle and siege engine. 

Visit to the cité of Carcassonne.

See the photos and videos of the best model castles and siege engines
See the pictures of the visit to Carcassonne.


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