Ninth graders analyze terms, phrases, and nursery rhymes from the Middle Ages. They create their own coats of arms and act out skits. They hold a medieval festival with interative booths to share their knowledge with younger students.
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The Great Age of Exploration (1400-1550)
Delve into the Age of Exploration with this activity-packed resource! Complete with a pre-test, discussion questions and quiz for a 30-minute video on the period, map activities, timeline of discoveries, vocabulary, etc. this is a...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Columbus, de Gama, and Zheng He! 15th Century Mariners
Learners discover the Age of Exploration by comparing and contrasting the explorations of Zheng He, Christopher Columbus, and Vasco da Gama in this engaging history episode. The narrator discusses who may be considered the greatest...
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Unit 2: Development of Feudalism in Western Europe
How did feudalism help to establish order in Europe during the Middle Ages after the fall of the Roman Empire? Here you'll find a collection of videos and a student packet of worksheets to supplement your unit on the subject.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Beauty of Anglo-Saxon Poetry: A Prelude to Beowulf
Riddle me this! What do kennings, caesura, and alliteration have to do with the Nowell Codex? Introduce class members to Anglo-Saxon poetry and prepare readers for a study of Beowulf with a series of activities that includes asking...
9th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable