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The Middle Ages in Europe
Young scholars 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.
9th - 10th Social Studies & History
Culture and Kingdoms of West Africa
Africa was home to many great ancient civilizations, this presentation covers aspect of 4 of them. Middle schoolers explore aspects of civilizations from Nubia, Ghana, Mali, and Songhay. Topics covered are achievements, culture, great rulers, and religion.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Mapping the Spread of HIV/AIDS
Where is HIV/AIDS most prevalent and what are the current trends regarding HIV? Have groups work together to map the world's HIV/AIDS rates, then create a class map with all the data. Lesson includes cross-disciplinary concepts including world geography, economics, and science.
7th - 12th Science
Europe in the Middle Ages
Students 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.
4th - 5th English Language Arts
Analyze the geographical, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the civilizations of Medieval Europe. Middle schoolers work with both social studies and technological skills by writing, editing, and publishing a magazine dealing with issues related to the Middle Ages in western Europe.
8th English Language Arts
Medieval Times to Today
Learners are introduced to the concept of trade. They are asked: What is trade?, When did civilizations begin trading? and What kinds of goods are traded today and why? They discuss trade in the Middle Ages. Students create a map of Europe and Asia, identifying medieval trade routes.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
West African Dance: Ekon kon
Twelfth graders investigate Ekon kon or Djola or Jola (dance), a noncompetitive, communal dance performed by the Djola people from the Sene-Gambia region of West Africa. They listen to a lecture by the teacher about the West African cultures that include this dance.
12th Visual & Performing Arts
From Medieval Times to Today
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.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Mythical, Magical, Middle Ages...NOT!
Students complete worksheets and roleplay feudal simulations as they are immersed in the daily life of the Middle Ages. They study geography of Europe and the origins of European tribes. They outline and write a biographical essay and make a timeline.
4th Social Studies & History
Medieval Ethiopia, Mali and Nigeria: The Influence of Culture in Africa
Students are introduced to the concept of cultural diffusion. In groups, they identify the culture of Mali, Nigeria and Ethiopia and work together to research how cultural diffusion has changed the country. To end the lesson, they share their findings with the class and view artwork from each country.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Renaissance Festival: Classroom Study Guide
This resource incorporates a variety of worksheets on the Renaissance, from crossword puzzles and timelines to an activity designing a family coat of arms. If you are considering hosting a Renaissance fair in your class or you're searching for activities that offer a broad overview of the period, then this is a good resource to get you started.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable