8 History: The Domesday Book – Lesson Intro & iTunes U Responses (Video)

Hi Chaps,

Yes, I will not be in class Tuesday. But with the power of the internet I can still give you a quick intro to the lesson and you can see my smiling face.

You all have the iBook I created for the Domesday Book. It is also on the iTunes U course for you to download (this book contains several videos so is larger in size, please have it ready before class). You will need this for the lesson as it contains all the resources and videos you need. Please remember to bring your headphones to the class also.

As you go through the book there are several videos and Four Thinking Questions.

We will be using the blog in a big way again this time. Using the Book as reference please collate your responses into one document under the four question titles. (use Pages). Once you have completed your responses reply to this post with your work (maybe give it a proofread first this time?)

I only expect you to complete the first three thinking questions. If you can do the fourth, save this for our class discussion when I return.

The Thinking Questions in the Book are (they will make sense when you go through the book):

1. “Read through the questions asked in the Domesday book and try to answer these in relation to your lives and family.”

2. “Come up with a list of questions that the government (you) might come up with today. Relate these questions back to the first Domesday book (questions about land and possessions) and the Domesday project of 1986 (questions about what would be of interest in another 1000 years)”

3. “Use your list of questions to Survey some members of your class. Summarise your findings here.”

4. “The Domesday Project – 2013 Edition – Write a proposal on how you would complete a project such as this today.”

 

The video below explains what you need to do. Please ask your replacement teacher to display this video to the class first.

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2 thoughts on “8 History: The Domesday Book – Lesson Intro & iTunes U Responses (Video)

  1. The hudsons house
    Didn’t exist
    The hudsons
    7 acres
    None
    None
    None
    None
    2
    2
    1 acre
    6 acres
    7 acres
    None
    None
    ?????
    ?????

    Do you own any land?
    If so, how many adults live on that land?
    How many children live on that land?
    When did you buy that land?
    How many acres is that land?
    Do you own a house?
    If so, how many stories is that house?
    What is your occupation?
    Where is your work?
    Do you enjoy your job?
    How much income do you earn?
    How much money do you earn per hour?
    How many hours do you work per week? (On average)
    How many years have you been at your job?
    We’re you born in Australia?
    If not, where were you born?
    Are you married?
    Was your partner born in Australia?
    If not, where was your partner born?
    What improvements could the government make?

  2. 1. Read through the questions asked in the Domesday book and try to answer these in relation to your lives and family

    What is your manner called?
    My house is called Belton Traboh.

    Who held it at the time of King Edward?
    The English had not discovered Australia at the time of King Edward, but Aborigines did inhabit the land.

    Who holds it now?
    My parents own our house and land now.

    How many hides there are?
    My block is and acre and a quarter

    How many ploughs held by the lord and how many belonging to the peasants?
    We own the whole block, as we payed off the morgage many years ago.

    How many villeins?
    No, our house is not a B&B

    How many cottars?
    We have no cottars

    How many slaves?
    We have many slaves including the dish washer, the washing machine and the electric mixer.

    How many freemen?
    There are 2 adults, 2 children, chocks and a dog in this house hold.

    How many sokemen?
    We do not have any stokemen.

    How much woodland?
    Over half our property is forested.

    How much meadow?
    We do have a lot of lawn

    How much pasture?
    We do have a large vegetable garden

    How many mills?
    We have no mills.

    How many fisheries?
    We have a fishpond in our back yard

    How much had been added to or taken away from the estate?
    No, our block has not been subdivided.

    What it used to be worth altogether?
    I do not know what our block used to be worth all together.

    What it is worth now?
    Because the value of land keeps on changing we do knot know what it is worth not, we have not had it valued.

    2. Come up with a list of questions that the government (you) might come up with today. Relate these questions back to the first Domesday book (questions about land and possessions) and the Domesday project of 1986 (questions about what would be of interest in another 1000 years

    •How many children in your family?
    •How many Adults?
    •Do you live with any extended family?
    •How many cars do you own?
    •Do you have any pets?
    •How much land do you own?
    •Do you have any morgage?
    •How many major renovations have you done to your house?
    •Do you use town water?
    •Who owns your house?
    •What was your house worth when it was bought/built?
    •What is your house worth now?
    •What is your address?

    3. Use your list of questions to Survey some members of your class. Summarise your findings here

    Most people I surveyed had 2-4 children, 2 adults and no extended family living in their home. Most had town water but a few had tank water. The average number of cars they owned was 2. They normally had pets and had had renovations done to their house. They did know know the past or present value of their land and didn’t know weather they had a morgage.
    …T

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