Overview of the Period via BBC
Go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/anglo_saxons/ and read through each of the sections; take notes, but I would recommend leaving space to add in details from the other sources you'll be reading.
Go to http://public.wsu.edu/~delahoyd/medieval/medieval_intro.html for an overview and to debunk some sterotypes; take notes on key points.
Anglo- Saxon Culture
Go to http://public.wsu.edu/~delahoyd/medieval/anglo-saxon.html to read about the culture; take notes on key aspects.
"The Dream of the Rood"
Go to http://www.lightspill.com/poetry/oe/rood.html for the full text of this Anglo-Saxon text. Please read and create an DJ for it.
Before beginning the actual text, read and take notes on the introduction included in the Heaney translation; be sure to read his "Note on Names" because that information will prove helpful during the reading of the text.
Go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRZJ_aCakns to listen to Heaney read some of his translation. His accent really is wonderful!
The Old English
Just for fun...
Plato's "Allegory of the Cave"
Please go to this link for the online text: http://www.historyguide.org/intellect/allegory.html
You may want to print a hard copy to annotate, but that depends on your preference.