Expansion through the Middle Ages Teacher Resources
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Ye Ole Middle Ages
Upper graders get a glimpse into the amazing time period known as The Middle Ages. In this history lesson, learners use video, engage in hands-on activities, and access websites to get a good look at this mysterious, and rather violent period of time.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
Middle Ages and Religion
Any presentation that starts with review or critical thinking questions makes me smile. Learners first answer three review questions, then they dive into a lecture. Slides provide graphically organized information and images to help kids understand the role of the church during the Middle Ages.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Middle Ages Cross Curriculum Project
Middle schoolers complete several projects on the Middle Ages. In this world history lesson, students complete language arts, social studies, math, and science projects. Some of these include: comparing a teenager's life now to that in the Middle Ages, writing a report about castles, and constructing a 3-D model of a village.
6th - 8th Math
Young engineers work in teams to design and build their own trebuchets according to certain criteria; they must be able to launch a mini marshmallow accurately into a pie tin. Background reading material, a planning sheet for trebuchet design, and evaluation questions are all provided for your class.
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Are You an Art Sleuth?
Guide your class on an art adventure sharping with them the changes reflected in Renaissance art. Students will use a T-Graph and a Venn Diagram to compare what they notice in art from the Middle Ages and Renaissance. They will note changes, similarities/differences, and characteristics.
6th English Language Arts
No time period is more intriguing than the Middle Ages. Even more intriguing, is the life of a medieval knight. Give your class an understanding of the armor, weaponry, trials, and values that shaped the life of the knights engaged in medieval warfare.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
Castle in the Countryside
Students research the architecture and agricultural products of European countries during the Middle Ages. Then they research the climates that are best for growing grapes or other crops. Students also sculpt a replica of a castle and one crop that might have been grown on the castle grounds.
4th - 12th Social Studies & History
Knights in Armor
Students use the internet to view photographs of the Middle Ages. In groups, they research the various types of armor used by those who were fighting and how it was worn. To end the lesson, they sketch and color their own medieval scene and present it to the class.
4th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Middle Ages and the Church
Several comprehension activities relate to the Roman Catholic Church during the Medieval Age, including manorialism, Medieval, and monastic life. The class will read each slide, then answer the fill-in-the-blank and essay questions provided.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History
Middle Ages of Europe
A classroom's group presentation comes together in this colorful and informative slideshow. Each slide about one aspect of the Middle Ages is put together by a pair of classmates and added to the final project. This slideshow could be helpful as a model for a similar project, or could simply accompany a lecture (the slides are easy to read and have good information).
7th - 10th Social Studies & History
The Feudal System: Castles At War
Students create a first person account of life in the middle ages from the perspective of a king, noble, knight or peasant. They view and discuss a Discovery Channel video then research the roles and responsibilities of their class level and what daily life may have been like for a person of that station.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Ye Olde Middle Ages
Student will be able to compare and contrast the Middle Ages with today. They use technology to better understand the Middle Ages and understand how a castle was built for defense. They then develop an understanding of how people lived during the Middle Ages.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
The Middle Ages in Europe
Young scholars investigate what life was like during Middle Ages in Europe for nobles, merchants, and serfs. They examine economic and political feudal system, and explore how people lived, what conditions of their lifestyles made them particularly susceptible to disease, and what role trade played in spread of the Plague.
9th - 10th Social Studies & History