Re: Old English Materials

Susan Erickson (
Thu, 21 Dec 1995 13:22:13 +0000

>We are putting together teacher materials to supplement the study of Beowulf
>in a high school English literature course. Does anyone know of a video that
>could give students an idea of what living was like during the Anglo-Saxon
>period. We would also prefer that in some way students be able to hear what
>old English sounds like. We are looking for a program that is not static like
>a remade filmstrip. We do have The Story of English, Part 2: The Mother
>Tongue which does some of this, but we would like to have some other options.
>thanks in advance.
>Marsha Korobkin
>Audiovisual Services Coordinator
>San Diego City Schools


Films for the Humanities & Sciences has some nice-looking titles in this
area. Their number is 1-800-257-5126 or 609-275-1400. They even have one
specifically on Beowulf. Other titles of possible interest are: A History
of the English Language & Old English Poetry. I'm not sure what level
these videos are aiming at, but I'm sure if you call FFHS, they'll be happy
to give you more info.


Sue Erickson
Music & Media Services
Trinity College
Hartford, CT 06106