Medieval Life Chart

What were the benefits and drawbacks of being a serf/knight/lord/lady/king/queen/etc. in the Middle Ages? Consider all the comparisons with your young historians using this graphic organizer.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Encourage students to consider the historical context when they are composing and discussing their answers (i.e. what would they have seen as a pro/con for their lifestyle, compared with how we might view the same situation today?)
  • Ask learners to begin their brainstorming using this graphic organizer, and then to transfer their work onto a separate paper with more room to write and include illustrations
Pros

  • Clear formatting and pro/con presentation
  • Positions in medieval society placed on chart from highest to lowest
Cons

  • Limited space for including answers
Common Core