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Alexander III and the Maid

of Norway
Why was there a problem in Scotland in the
late C13th?

Learning Objective

To investigate what happened to Alexander


III and the Maid of Norway
To evaluate the problems left by these two
and state which was the biggest problem

Success
Criteria:
What are
you aiming
to achieve
this lesson?

Awesome - be
able to say
which was the
biggest
problem caused
by the deaths
of Alexander III
and the Maid of
Norway
Great - be able
to describe the
problems that
Alexander and
the Maid left
behind

Good - be able
to list key facts
about
Alexander III
and the Maid of
Norway

Key Term

Evaluate - This is a Higher Order Thinking


Skill (HOTS) and can be very difficult
It means to be able to judge and decide
which was the most important or the best

Information gathering

You will have five minutes to read through


the sheet you have been given
You may take notes if you wish
QuickTime and a
decompressor
are needed to see this picture.

Individual
Work
Opposite is
a list of the
events of
this period.
Your task is
to place
them in the
correct
order

One night, on the way to his wife he got lost


and died falling off a cliff
There was an argument about who would
rule for her and who she would marry
He had no children so his granddaughter
Margaret of Norway who was 3 became
queen
Alexander III married a second time and
wanted to have children
Scottish leaders asked Edward of England
for help and he agreed
It was decided that she would marry
Edward Is son but some Scots disliked this
idea
Margaret died on her way to Scotland.
Nobody was sure who would rule so there
was a crisis

Alexander III married a second time and


wanted to have children
One night, on the way to his wife he got lost
and died falling off a cliff
He had no children so his granddaughter
Margaret of Norway who was 3 became
queen
There was an argument about who would
rule for her and who she would marry
It was decided that she would marry
Edward Is son but some Scots disliked this
idea
Margaret died on her way to Scotland.
Nobody was sure who would rule so there
was a crisis
Scottish leaders asked Edward of England
for help and he agreed

People thought
that if she
married the son
of the English
King, it would
leave Scotland in
Englands control

The death of the


Maid of Norway left
nobody to rule
Scotland. There
were lots of people
who said they were
the next king. It
would lead to a
civil war

Alexander III had


no children so
his three year
old
Granddaughter
was left to rule

Because she
was a girl
people thought
she wouldnt be
able to lead the
country

Individual WOrk 2
Finish this sentence I think the biggest problem was ...

EXTENSION: complete this sentence I think this problem was the biggest
problem because ...

Awesome - be
able to say
which was the
biggest
problem caused
by the deaths
of Alexander III
and the Maid of
Norway
Great - be able
to describe the
problems that
Alexander and
the Maid left
behind

Good - be able
to list key facts
about
Alexander III
and the Maid of
Norway

Success
Criteria:
What have
you
achieved
this lesson?

Plenary
Find as
many words
as you can
from these
nine letters

A L E
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