Lesson Plans and Worksheets
Browse by Subject
- Middle Ages
Middle Ages Teacher Resources
Find Middle Ages educational ideas and activities
Fourth graders experience the excitement and diversity of the great Faires of the Middle Ages. This unique series of lessons allows learners to intimately investigate the colorful era of the Middle Ages. This cross-curricular lesson has pupils engage in math, science, art, music, and performance activities. An impressive array of worksheets and activities are embedded in this series of lessons. Outstanding!
Upper graders get a glimpse into the amazing time period known as The Middle Ages. For 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.
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.
Students research a historical figure from the Middle Ages. In this Middle Ages lesson, 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 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.
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.
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.
In this Middle Ages worksheet, 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.
Middle schoolers complete several projects on the Middle Ages. In this world history instructional activity, middle schoolers 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 create a map that depicts trade routes in Medieval times. In this economic lesson plan, students discuss the concept of trade in the Middle Ages. Students make a map of Europe and Asia where they identify medieval trade routes and discuss the commodities of the time.