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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.
Students examine feudal class structure. In this Medieval Ages lesson, 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 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.
Young scholars 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. Young scholars 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.
Students research the different groups in Feudal Japan. In this Japanese people lesson, students are broken into different groups representing the different roles in Japan. They research their group and have a "tea party" in which they interact with their classmates and find information about the other groups.
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.
Young scholars 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.
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.
Zen Buddhism, the Tokugawa, bunraku, and centralized feudalism; sounds like it's time to study up on feudal Japan. Here are 10 cards. Each card contains a definition of a Japanese concept, cultural activity, or aspect of the feudal era. Learners can use them as flash cards or as a trivia game.
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.