Feudalism Teacher Resources
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This is a traditional textbook chapter on feudal powers in Japan, which includes vocabulary, note-taking tips in the sidebar, main ideas, and follow-up assessment questions. It also incorporates opportunities for art analysis and geography skill building, and concludes with an in-depth look at the uniform of a Japanese samurai soldier.
Students examine feudal class structure. In this Medieval Ages activity, students participate in a classroom simulation and then discuss the roles of kings, barons, bishops, lords, and peasants in the feudal world. Students respond to discussion questions about the experience.
Students simulate the social rank of feudal Europe. In this medieval world history lesson, students use M&M's to represent the social ranking and power in feudal Europe. Included in this lesson is background information and a discussion guide for after the simulation has been completed.
Young scholars play a role-playing game using candy to identify the order of a feudalistic society. In this world history lesson, students identify the order of societal rank and loyalties within feudal Europe.
Seventh graders compare feudal societies in Europe and Asia. In this feudalism lesson, 7th graders research the political, economic, and social attributes of feudal Europe and feudal Asia. Students create feudalism picture books as a culminating activity.
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.
Students identify that a system of feudalism similar to that of medieval Europe developed in Japan by 1300. Students identify the social hierarchy of feudal Japan. Students identify what the cultural basis for the relationships among social groups. Students identify and interpret through role-play how feudal Japan was similar to and different from feudal Europe.
In this feudal system worksheet, students copy a diagram showing the feudal system, read and complete fill-in the blank questions, and define 4 key terms.
Using a play as their primary text, the class considers how Feudalism shaped Japanese society. They use dialogue from the play to support their answers to 8 different questions.
Seventh graders research aspects of either European or Japanese feudalism and create a skit to present their findings to the class. For the post-assessment, 7th graders create a picture book describing reasons for feudalism as well as political, economic and social characteristics of these two societies.
Seventh graders participate in a series of lessons that compares and contrasts the history of feudalism in Europe and Japan. They conduct research in order to comprehend any differences or similarities.
Use these worksheets to build vocabulary, guide reading on Feudal Europe. Alongside several informational paragraphs on Feudalism in Europe, there are vocabulary words with definitions. There is also a place to take notes, and 4 critical-thinking questions. While this worksheet is intended to accompany an unnamed textbook, it may still be useful to you.
Students investigate the history of feudalism in Japan during the Middle Ages. They create a Haiku poem based upon the research that is done using a variety of resources that could include the internet.
Students study the similarities of Feudal Japan and Europe. They show the feudal society of Japan, recognize the role of the samurai and identify the code of bushido.
Students study the order of societal rank and loyalties within feudal Europe. They role play a citizen from the various ranks. They use M&M's to represent the harvest for that year. Students explore what it is like to be a member of the various ranks.
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.
Students complete a chart and writing assignment about Feudalism. For this Feudalism lesson, students label a diagram that shows the concepts related to Feudalism and write a short essay explaining how William I used the feudal system to control England.
In this feudal system learning exercise, students read 4 paragraphs regarding the feudal system filling in the 35 blanks with the appropriate answers.
Students look back in time into the feudal form of government. They view Powerpoint presentations to take them back in time.
Students 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.