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The Path of the Black Death
High schoolers are able to show on a map how the Black Death moved through Europe. They summarize the direct effects of the Black Death in Europe. Students cite evidence from firsthand accounts in developing an argument that connections can, or cannot, be drawn between the plague and changes adopted by the ruling class.
Middle Ages Timeline
Students research a historical figure from the Middle Ages. In this Middle Ages lesson, students present important events of their characters life and of the time. Students write a time card for each significant event. Students must cite the relevant facts about the event. Students order their time cards chronologically.
Europe in the Middle Ages
Learners focus on the development of European civilization during the Middle Ages in Europe through this series of lessons. They develop an awareness for time and place, explain the complex nature of cultures, and real and mythical characters.
The Path of the Black Death
Students analyze maps, firsthand accounts, and archival documents to trace the path and aftermath of the Black Death. Connections between the plague and changes adopted by the ruling class are explored in this lesson.
The End of the Middle Ages
In this Middle Ages worksheet, students use a text (not provided) to fill in blanks and answer extended response questions with evidence or support for their answers. There are five major areas covered, including the Crusades, Hundred Years War, Magna Carta, Black Death, and Challenges to Church Authority.
Sixth graders explore the Middle Ages. In this world history lesson plan, 6th graders participate in many activities such as developing a timeline, constructing a Medieval clock, creating a Feudal System Pyramid and completing a review worksheet. This is a unit plan comprised of ten different lessons that address various aspects of the Middle Ages such as the Bubonic Plague, The Crusades and the Byzantine Empire.
Middle Ages: Lesson 10
Sixth graders work on a medieval festival. In this Middle Ages lesson plan, 6th graders read Chapters 18 & 19 in the novel Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray. They finish projects for their festival including posters, models, food, clothing, costumes, writing, and more.
Middle Ages: Lesson 14
Sixth graders explore World History by answering discussion questions. In this middle ages lesson, 6th graders read several sentences describing life during Medieval times which have grammatical errors and need to be corrected. Students read the story Adam of the Road and summarize the story before answering study questions on the material.
Middle Ages: Lesson 15
Sixth graders explore technology by researching World History. In this Middle Age weaponry lesson, 6th graders discuss the battles of 14th century England and how men and women defended themselves with bows, arrows and other weapons. Students participate in a class Medieval festival and must create or demonstrate different activities performed in the era.
Middle Ages: Lesson 6
Sixth graders explore the England's history by answering study questions. In this Middle Ages lesson, 6th graders participate in a game of "ring around the rosies" and discuss its relevance to the black plague. Students answer study questions about the black plague and complete a worksheet about the middle ages.
The Middle Ages
In this Middle Ages test activity, students respond to 12 matching, 23 multiple choice and 2 extra credit questions about the Crusdes and European feudalism.
The Middle Ages
Eighth graders read about the Middle Ages in their textbook before completing a computer based treasure hunt. They complete a journal entry about an event that took place during the Middle Ages such as the Crusades, the Black Plague, or the Norman Conquest.
The Odds of Dying During a Plague
Sixth graders explore plagues in the middle ages. In this social studies lesson, 6th graders examine the impact of deadly plagues on past societies and how the governments were forced to make drastic changes in response to the plagues
The Feudal System: Castles at War
Young scholars study the feudal system of the Middle Ages. In this Middle Ages instructional activity, students watch "The Feudal System at War". Young scholars listen to an instructor-delivered lecture regarding the roles of monarchs, nobles, knights, and peasants. Students then write first- person narratives from their points of view.
Students have tournaments in teams after learning information about The Middle Ages. In this Middle Ages lesson plan, students learn that tournaments are mock battles, but that they will have these battles by answering questions in teams and getting prizes for questions answered. Students are also given worksheets to fill out.
Spain and France Influence in Europe and in the New World
Students examine the conditions in France and Spain during the Middle Ages and the Discovery of America. In groups, they compare and contrast the political situations in both countries and what effect they had on the New World. To end the lesson, they discuss the effects of the French Revolution and how certain people can have effect on the history of the world.
World History Test, Unit 3
It's test day! Keep your historians from groaning by using a straightforward format like this world history unit exam. Students answer 30 multiple choice questions and 1 essay prompt about the Renaissance, the Black Death, and the Reformation. The final essay allows writers to choose 1 of 2 prompts. Consider giving 4 prompts as a review, letting the class know only 2 will be offered on test day.
Learners examine the diseases of Europeans in Medieval times. In this plagues activity students examine plagues of the past and some new modern ones.
The Black Plague
Middle schoolers participate in a simulation game to experience the societal effects of the Black Plague during the Medieval Period. Information garnered during the game is used to discuss the current state of communicable diseases in our world faces today and how we deal with their containment.
Pestilence and Plague
Students investigate various disease epidemics that have devastated the world population at different points in history and examine the diseases' effects on the countries they impacted.