Castles and Fortresses of the World
Students work in groups to study castlers and fortresses of the world. They study pictures and models of well known castles and fortresses. Students construct a 3-D model of a castle or fortress using materials of their choice.
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Medieval Art and Architecture
Detailing the characteristics of Medieval art and architecture, including Romanesque and Gothic architecture, these slides provide incredible views of some of the most famous buildings, cathedrals and castles in the world. A few slides...
7th - 10th Social Studies & History
Lesson: A Spider's Perspective
A fun way to grow a class of creative thinkers, is to add creative projects to your weekly line up. Kids pretend they are small insects or spiders crawling up the side of a huge building. They use vivid imagery, rich detail, and their...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Magical Courtly Structure
Students engage in a lesson that is concerned with the creation of a model that is focused upon the theme of an imaginary world. They work in groups to create a magical and courtly structure using modeling clay. Then students talk about...
1st - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Lesson: That's Not Natural
Any time kids engage in a design project, they are building problem-solving skills, collaborative learning skills, and creative thinking skills. Upper graders take a nature walk to observe and sketch organic shapes and lines that they...
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Checkmate: Chess, and the connection to the Middle Ages
Students investigate the different aspects of Medieval Times and the connection to chess. In this world history instructional activity, students complete a chart answering questions about the lifestyles of men and women in the Medieval...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History