1. The presentation begins with King Alfred introducing himself, and telling a bit about his life.
2. Students are invited to ask him any questions they would like to ask, and the king shapes his answers to ensure that the major facets of medieval kingship get covered. Artifacts are used to help explain whenever possible.
3. If desired by the teacher, the king will teach the students a traditional dance, and will then play live music for them while they dance.
4. The remaining time is for final questions.
-The participant will interview a medieval king
-The participant will engage in a discussion of medieval kingship and government
-The participant may learn a medieval dance
-The participant will listen to live medieval music
-The participant will explore the nature of Dark Age Europe
NSS-USH.K-4.4 THE HISTORY OF PEOPLES OF MANY CULTURES AROUND THE WORLD
* Understands selected attributes and historical developments of societies in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe
NSS-WH.5-12.4 ERA 4: EXPANDING ZONES OF EXCHANGE AND ENCOUNTER, 300-1000 CE
* imperial crises and their aftermath, 300-700 CE.
* the search for political, social, and cultural redefinition in Europe, 500-1000 CE.
* major global trends from 300-1000 CE.
NSS-WH.5-12.5 ERA 5: INTENSIFIED HEMISPHERIC INTERACTIONS, 1000-1500 CE
* the redefining of European society and culture, 1000-1300 CE.