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Not Everyone Lived in Castles During the Middle Ages
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.
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. A writing prompt at the end of the show will help them summarize what they've learned.
Sixth graders explore the Middle Ages. In this world history lesson plan, 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.
The Early Middle Ages
The Middle Ages provide a variety of interesting ways for students to study history.
Ye Ole Middle Ages
Upper graders get a glimpse into the amazing time period known as The Middle Ages. In this history instructional activity, 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.
Middle Ages Center: Games--Build-A-Knight
In this Middle Ages vocabulary terms worksheet, students participate in a game that deals with four game cards and the unscrambling of letters to create Middle Ages terms of interest.
Middle Ages Timeline
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.
Distorting Madonna in Medieval Art
Why was the prominent figure of Mary, the mother of Jesus, in medieval paintings commonly painted out of proportion? Discover the deep religious roots connected to European medieval art beginning in the sixth century. This video offers a brief, yet fascinating, look into the draw of Christianity at the fall of Rome, and the consequential transition away from a focus on physical beauty toward a more permanent, metaphysical beauty.
Europe in the Middle Ages
Learners focus on the development of European civilization during the Middle Ages in Europe through this series of lessons. They develop an awareness for time and place, explain the complex nature of cultures, and real and mythical characters.
Middle Ages Fun For Kindergarten
Students discover the Middle Ages through fun activities. In this World History lesson, 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.
Middle Ages: Lesson 10
Sixth graders work on a medieval festival. In this Middle Ages lesson plan, 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.
The Middle Ages in Europe
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.
Middle Ages: Lesson 15
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.
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.
The Late Middle Ages (850 to 1492 A. D.)
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.
Middle Ages: Lesson 4
Sixth graders complete language art activities related to the Middle Ages. In this Middle Ages lesson, 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.
The End of 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.
Sixth graders write a song. In this Middle Ages lesson, 6th graders read the ballad Barbara Allen and answer comprehension questions. Students create their own ballad using a rhyme scheme.
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.
From Medieval Times to Today
Students create a map that depicts trade routes in Medieval times. In this economic lesson, 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.