The Origins of Heraldry
Students design a personal coat of arms which depicts themselves and explain their shields to the class in an informal presentation.
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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...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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...
4th Social Studies & History
Kids Build Pumpkin-Tossing Catapult
Students read a news article about the creation of a catapult that will throw pumpkins. In this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion of catapults and a vocabulary activity, then students read the...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History
View: Visual Inquiry/Experience in Writing
Young scholars discuss the importance of having good observational skills. Using artifacts, they discuss what can and cannot be told about previous cultures. They use their observations to write a paper about the culture and use the...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Medieval Times: Castles, Knights, and Heraldry
Students demonstrate the ability to use the computers for research and exploration of castles and any other sources needed and locate web sites for various needs. They explain what a coat of arms was and make their own .
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History