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Medieval Readings:
Did Margery Pastonís story have a happy ending?

Margery Paston’s story links to the activity on emotions in Section 2 and to the overall Section 2 theme of similarities and differences between the Middle Ages and now.

I’ve also used this story to underline the obvious-seeming point that people did not know what lay ahead of them, a point that is maybe less obvious to students because, with the benefit of hindsight, we do know what happened next.

The Classroom Resource

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Download the resource and the teacher notes (combined document) HERE …

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A list of articles explaining the ideas and planning behind the classroom resources is available HERE …