Middle Ages Teacher Resources
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Ye Ole Middle Ages
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.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
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.
6th - 8th Math
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.
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
No time period is more intriguing than the Middle Ages. Even more intriguing, is the life of a medieval knight. Give your class an understanding of the armor, weaponry, trials, and values that shaped the life of the knights engaged in medieval warfare.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
Middle Ages and the Church
Several comprehension activities relate to the Roman Catholic Church during the Medieval Age, including manorialism, Medieval, and monastic life. The class will read each slide, then answer the fill-in-the-blank and essay questions provided.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History
Are You an Art Sleuth?
Guide your class on an art adventure sharping with them the changes reflected in Renaissance art. Students will use a T-Graph and a Venn Diagram to compare what they notice in art from the Middle Ages and Renaissance. They will note changes, similarities/differences, and characteristics.
6th English Language Arts
Knights in Armor
Students use the internet to view photographs of the Middle Ages. In groups, they research the various types of armor used by those who were fighting and how it was worn. To end the lesson, they sketch and color their own medieval scene and present it to the class.
4th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Castle in the Countryside
Students research the architecture and agricultural products of European countries during the Middle Ages. Then they research the climates that are best for growing grapes or other crops. Students also sculpt a replica of a castle and one crop that might have been grown on the castle grounds.
4th - 12th Social Studies & History
Middle Ages of Europe
A classroom's group presentation comes together in this colorful and informative slideshow. Each slide about one aspect of the Middle Ages is put together by a pair of classmates and added to the final project. This slideshow could be helpful as a model for a similar project, or could simply accompany a lecture (the slides are easy to read and have good information).
7th - 10th Social Studies & History
Writing Exercises: Jews during the Middle Ages
After exploring the life of Jewish people in Europe during the Middle Ages, have the class complete three writing prompts. They'll compose three responses that discuss anti-Semitism, Jewish contribution, and persecution of Jewish people.
9th - 11th English Language Arts
Young engineers work in teams to design and build their own trebuchets according to certain criteria; they must be able to launch a mini marshmallow accurately into a pie tin. Background reading material, a planning sheet for trebuchet design, and evaluation questions are all provided for your class.
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
France's New Medieval Castle Takes Shape
Students explore how a dream to build a medieval castle came to reality. In this lesson, students read an article about a knight's castle that is being built in France, then complete numerous activities such as a quiz, a debate, a class discussion and a spelling test.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History