Writing and communication in medieval times

Lesson rationale

How did people find out about Magna Carta during the 13th century? The Magna Carta’s journey across the country before the time of mass printing provides a fascinating insight into medieval people. This activity provides an exploration of Magna Carta in the context of medieval life and communication.

Key questions in this lesson:

  • What does Magna Carta, as a document, look like?
  • What can Magna Carta reveal about writing and communication in the 13th century?
  • Curriculum:  UK
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  • Level:  Ages 11 to 14
  • Subjects:  History
  • Date published:  Friday, March 13, 2015