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Students complete a variety of online activities surrounding their study of the Middle Ages. They focus on the various levels of the class sytem and then role play a member of a given class.
Students discuss the Middle Ages. For this social science lesson, students role-play that they are medieval lords, knights, and ladies who keep diaries. Students write what they would have put in their diaries and decorate their diaries.
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. Terrific streamed video and websites are embedded in the plan.
In this Middle Ages vocabulary terms instructional activity, students participate in a game that deals with four game cards and the unscrambling of letters to create Middle Ages terms of interest.
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.
Learners 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. Students then write exploratory essays.
Students discuss what roles the clergy, nobles and peasants played during the late Middle Ages. They explain what led to the growth of trade and towns in Western Europe. Ultimately, students describe how kings in Western Europe built strong nations during the late Middle Ages. They create a mural in the fashion of tapestry made during the Middle Ages.
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.
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. A writing prompt at the end of the show will help them summarize what they've learned. 
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. 
Students discover the Middle Ages through fun activities.  In this World History instructional activity, students complete a tournament of physical activities similar to events that took place in the Middle Ages.  Students write a class book that takes place during that time.
Sixth graders complete language art activities related to the Middle Ages. In this Middle Ages instructional activity, 6th graders read two chapters from the book Adam of the Road by Janet Gray and answer comprehension questions. They practice using adjectives and how they add detail to their sentences.
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 write a song.  In this Middle Ages instructional activity, 6th graders read the ballad Barbara Allen and answer comprehension questions.  Students create their own ballad using a rhyme scheme.
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.
Students explore the Middle Ages. In this research skills lesson, students research selected Internet sources regarding the Middle Ages and use the provided graphic organizers to take notes regarding the information they find.
Young scholars read books about the Middle Ages. They discuss characteristics of the Middle Ages. In groups, students construct a castle and draw a map to scale. Pupils create a Venn diagram comparing rules in different countries in the present and in 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.
Students study daily life during the Middle Ages. They discuss the clothing, foods, culture, and activities during a typical day in the life of an individual living in the Middle Ages. After selecting a particular individual, they chronicle the events for one day reflecting the time period and culture.
Sixth graders explore World History by completing worksheets in class. In this Middle Ages lesson plan, 6th graders identify the importance of shields during the era and design their own shields. Students complete a Knight vocabulary worksheet and review facts about the Medieval times.

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