Middle Ages Europe 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. 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.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 27 Views 105 Downloads
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 26 Views 54 Downloads
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 23 Views 159 Downloads
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 Language Arts 5 Views 8 Downloads
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 Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
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 53 Views 95 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 instructional activity, they sketch and color their own medieval scene and present it to the class.
4th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 33 Downloads
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 16 Views 74 Downloads
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 3 Views 15 Downloads
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 9 Views 9 Downloads
Renaissance: Italy and the Middle Ages
A presentation with critical thinking, document analysis, and regents questions! Examine the shifts in art, learning, and understanding that took place during the Italian Renaissance. A look at the differences between the early Renaissance and the late Dark Ages makes for an easy compare and contrast activity.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 38 Views 78 Downloads
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 19 Views 91 Downloads
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 44 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Renaissance and Reformation Chapter Review
Review key terms, vocabulary, sequence of events, and themes from the Renaissance and Reformation with this textbook chapter review. While designed by a publisher for a particular text, this resource can be incorporated into any classroom as a general assessment or review of main ideas and concepts.
6th - 11th Social Studies & History 80 Views 70 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Renaissance: Was it a Thing?
Why is the master and creator of this history-based video series claiming the Renaissance didn't even happen? Listen as he offers evidence for this interesting take on the period. The video discusses the significance of trade and wealth in Italy, the influence of the Ottoman and Islamic empire on the Renaissance, and the lasting impact of humanism in fifteenth and sixteenth century Europe.
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 14 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Feudal System: Castles At War
Students 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 28 Views 171 Downloads