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Students 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.
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.
In this Middle Ages instructional activity, 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.
Seventh graders research and obtain information about topics from the Middle Ages and write news reports that be compiled into a Gazette or newsletter. The reports can be on feudalism, castles, jousts and tournaments and/or the Crusades.
Sixth graders explore the Middle Ages. In this world history lesson, 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.
Sixth graders work on a medieval festival. In this Middle Ages lesson, 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.
Sixth graders explore World History by answering discussion questions. In this middle ages instructional activity, 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.
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.
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.
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.
For this Middle Ages test worksheet, students respond to 12 matching, 23 multiple choice and 2 extra credit questions about the Crusdes and European feudalism.
Sixth graders explore plagues in the middle ages. For 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
Students study the feudal system of the Middle Ages. In this Middle Ages lesson, students watch "The Feudal System at War". Students 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.
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.
A major turning point in world history is the focus of this presentation. Rome has fallen, and with its descent comes the Dark Ages. With pictures, maps, and important information about the Middle Ages, this slideshow would be a great supplement to a class on world history.
Students research a historical figure from the Middle Ages. In this Middle Ages lesson plan, 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.
Students 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.
Students examine the diseases of Europeans in Medieval times. In this plagues instructional activity students examine plagues of the past and some new modern ones.
Sixth graders explore the Renaissance. In this Renaissance lesson, 6th graders study the culture and society of the middle ages. Students research the geography and climate of the times and discover how these affected agriculture.
Using interactive online tools, this western civilizations website is a comprehensive guide from ancient to modern history. Although designed to supplement the Western Civilizations text, is has value without it. After reading about the Black Death in Europe, the Late Middle Ages, and the Hundred Years' War, learners review a chapter summary and outline, then answer nine comprehension questions. Responses can be e-mailed directly to you. Explore the site's iMaps, flashcards, and quizzes.