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LI: To collect and present information


Between 1085 and 1086, the ‘Great Survey’ was commissioned to establish exactly who owned land across England and some parts of Wales. The survey was also set out to see how much money could be raised in taxes.

The information from this survey as eventually recorded in a book known as the Domesday Book. It remains one of the earliest remaining public and legal documents.

Officials collected information they wanted from groups of village representatives – anyone who refused the request would be executed!

The Domesday Book | The Story of Britain | BBC Teach

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Collect information from family and friends and present it using pictograms or bar charts. You can put all your information together and present it in a book or one you’ve made yourself.

Some questions you might ask are:

  • Where do you live?
  • What animals are in your house?
  • How do you travel to school?
  • What hobbies do you have?
  • What types of music do you listen to?
  • How many people live in your house?

You can alternatively create a book about yourself, collecting information about yourself with pictures.

Once you have collected your data, write a few sentences about how you think your information and data is different from the information that would have been collected in 1085 and 1086.