Wednesday, 26 October 2011
The Dorset History Centre (which is the archives service and local studies library for Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole) has created an online educational pack using its manorial records.
The pack has been designed for school pupils and is pitched at key stage 3 students and contains assorted resources for teachers.
Manorial records are the records of manors which were "areas of land and property belonging to a single landowner - the lord of the manor. They were estates which included land for growing crops and grazing animals, and a manor house. Manors had their own courts which dealt with local disputes and property transactions."
So its a great example of early business records being used to teach children.