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Art Sources Review

Title of Product:

Britain’s Bayeux Tapestry at the Museum of Reading

Country: United Kingdom
Century: 1000 - The 11th Century
Topic: Bayeux Tapestry
Image of the product:

Name of Author(s): Reading Museum Service
Name of Producer: Reading Borough Council
Language/s of Product: English
Website of the product:
Target Group: General Public, teachers and students 11+
Overall Evaluation: excellent
Objectives & Structure:
All images on this site are taken from the Victorian copy of the Bayeux Tapestry. The intention of this site is to show the story told by the Bayeux Tapestry of the invasion of England by William of Normandy.
It is illustrated by a study of the Victorian replica of the original tapestry.
It would allow a teacher to place a study of the Tapestry into an historical context and then directly use the site’s learning resources.
Description of contents:
The site is divided into the following sections:
The Tapestry – scene by scene
History of the Tapestry
People in the Tapestry
What happened after Hastings
Activities and learning resources
Evaluation and Comments:
Overall Evaluation: excellent
Clarity of structure, logical sequence of contents: excellent
Usability / easiness of navigation: excellent
The website is interesting / stimulating: excellent
Educational and learning value: excellent
Quality and relevancy of content: excellent
Compatibility of the content with the target group: excellent
Suitability and quality of graphic interface: excellent
Degree and quality of interaction: excellent
Exploitation of the electronic potential: excellent
Availability and quality of simulation exercises: excellent
Quality of the evaluation tools: poor
Possibility of printing/saving material or tests: excellent
Description of how the website can be used with the students::
Activities can be used directly in the classroom or downloaded and adapted. Alongside more teacher orientated material like the topic web, they include exercises like:
• creating your own Bayeux Tapestry with the online interactive facility
• complete the missing final stages of the tapestry or recreating your favourite scenes.
• building a Norman ship or making the helmet of a Norman Soldier
To view the activities you will need Acrobat reader.
To use the interactive you will need Macromedia shockwave player

Evaluation Date: 30.06.08
Name of teacher: Emma Brown, David Graham
Name of School: Holly Lodge Girls College
Country: UK
Subjects Taught: Art

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