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Medieval Times

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 Medieval Times

Differentiated, Project-based Learning!

 

 

Gather some Background information

Assignment #1

Watch the Videos

 

 

 

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 or

read below

 

 

History

Medieval Times are referrrrred to as The Middle Ages and commonly date  from the from the fall of the  Roman Empire in the 5th century to the beginning of the Renaissance in the 15th century.

 

 

 

Centuries of Roman rule in Western Europe came crashing to an end in 476 when the emperor was driven from his throne by barbarian invaders from the north. Soon after, hundreds of tiny kingdoms began to form in once Roman lands.

 

 

 

The Church was very much in control of the gamut of medieval life. Civilization progressed slowly; science was looked upon with distrust and often, as heresy. Communication between and within countries was tedious and primarily sent word-of-mouth.

 

  Now choose 2-3 of the following websites to explore

Life in the Middle Ages Middle Ages Feudal Life
Welcome to the Middle Ages A Medieval Atlas The Middle Ages
Medieval Music Lesson Plan Library on Middle Ages Medieval Music
Footwear of the Middle Ages Medieval Women Medieval Life
Medieval Life Research Unit Days and Days of Knights Medieval Times
Step Back in Time Internet Medieval Sourcebook The Birth of the Early Middle Ages
Middle Ages Activities Life in the Middle Ages WebQuest Medieval and Renaissance Fact & Fiction
Medieval Times Sites Medieval Times on the Web Life in the Middle Ages
A to Z Middle Ages   Medieval Food Homepage

 

 

 Assignment #2

 

Let's   start with a little fun -Online simulations

pick one or two

 

Here is an on-line game on living in the middle ages!

http://www.onemorelevel.com/games.php?game=564

 

How about an old fashon Joust?

http://www.tudorbritain.org/joust/

 

 

Practice living in the middle Ages

http://www.tribalwars.net/

 

 

Assignment #3

Draw /Construct

Using Kid Pix/ or  art tools a create a medieval village, town, manor or castle.

 

OR

 

 

 

Use the following website to build your medieval relm by using the on line tools.    http://www.citycreator.com/ build a castle on line!

 

 

 

Assignment #4

 

What happened when?????

Let's create a time line of events . The links below will take you to software online- that you can use to create a time line.

 

 

Directions:

This generator can be used to make time lines of up to 9 events of your choice.

STEP #1: IDENTIFY THE TYPE OF TIME LINE YOU WOULD LIKE

Time Lines can run horizontal or vertical. Choose the type of card you would like to make below.

Horizontal Time Line (Up to 6 Events)

 

 

           
1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905
           

 

Vertical Time Line (Up to 9 Events)

 
Title
 
2000

Event 1

2005
Event 2
2010
Event 3
2015
Event 4
2020
Event 5
2025
Event 6
2030
Event 7
2035
Event 8
2040
Event 9

 

 

  Here is a fun time line to look at and get ideas from

http://mw.mcmaster.ca/timeline.html

 

Assigment #5

 

 

1. What was life like?

 

 

Compare and contrast how the peasants and the people who lived in the manor houses lived. Use the Venn Diagram below.

You can right click on top of the picture and select "Save Picture as"

 

 

http://www.kathimitchell.com/middleages.htm

 

http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/history/middleages/index.shtml

 

http://www.mrdowling.com/703middleages.html

 

http://historymedren.about.com/library/weekly/aa061898.htm Medieval Clip Art

 

 

 

Group Work

 

 Your Group will be working in one of the Areas below.

Make sure you answer all the questions in your topic area. Some research sites have been

selected for you to begin with.

 

Charlemagne

 

1. What does the name "Charlemagne" mean?

2. What was the name Charles Martel and why was it given?

3. What German tribe was Charlemagne king of?

4. What did Charlemagne accomplish by conquering much of Western Europe?

5. How did he treat the non-Christians he conquered?

6. What happened to him on Christmas day in 800?

7. Where was Charlemagne's palace?

8. What did Charlemagne do to promote education in his court? Give an example.

9. What two present day countries developed from Charlemagne's kingdom?

10. What interesting fact did you learn about Charlemagne that most of us might not know?

 

Web Sites to help you

 

http://www.megaessays.com/viewpaper/35379.html  Meaning of Charlemagne

 

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03629a.htm  & http://www.humnet.ucla.edu/santiago/histchrl.html Charles Martel

 

http://www.mainlesson.com/display.php?author=finnemore&book=germany&story=charlemagne&PHPSESSID=dfe0923f987dcbb6773f24f21a9813da Charlemagne's tribe

 

http://www.thenagain.info/WebChron/WestEurope/CharlCrown.html Charlemagne and Christmas 800

 

http://faculty.cua.edu/Pennington/Religion402/Topic%20Two%20Carolingian%20Church/LectureTwo/PalaceChapelAachen.htm Charlemagne's palace

 

http://www.vanderbilt.edu/Blair/Courses/MUSL242/f98/charles.htm timeline and points of interest

 

http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-47504/education education

 

http://www.vanderbilt.edu/Blair/Courses/MUSL242/f98/charles.htm map of Charlemagne's kingdom

 

http://www.hyw.com/books/history/Franks.htm modern countries from the Charlemagne Kingdom

 

Interesting facts 

 

 http://www.chronique.com/Library/MedHistory/charlemagne.htm

 

http://www.lucidcafe.com/library/96apr/charlemagne.html

 

http://www.lucidcafe.com/library/96apr/charlemagne.html

 

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03610c.htm

 

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/basis/einhard.html

 

word icon.jpg (978 bytes)  Copy and paste your questions into MS Word. You may work together but you each need to turn in

your own answer sheet . Be sure to answer the questions in your own words.

 

Feudalism

 

1. What is Feudalism?

2. Why was Fredalism developed?

3. When was Fredalism established in Western Europe?

4. How did the feudal system work? Be sure to define the term "fief" and "vassal" in your explanation.

5. Draw a diagram of the feudal system structure.

 

Web sites to search 

 

http://www.mrdowling.com/703-feudalism.html Feudalism Sysem

 

http://www.mrdowling.com/703-feudalism.html Feudal struction and how it developed

 

http://ph.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070402143734AACG9O4 When established

 

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06058c.htm

 

http://www.historyonthenet.com/Medieval_Life/feudalism.htm How it worked

 

http://www.mrdowling.com/703-feudalism.html

 

http://www.britainexpress.com/History/Feudalism_and_Medieval_life.htm

 

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/atton1.html

 

Diagram

 

Feudalism_starter.doc 

 

Crusades

1. What were the Crusades?

2. What two groups fought against each other during the Crusades?

3. When did the Crusades begin? When did they end?

4. Who called for the Crusades?

5. Where were the Crusades fought?

6. Who was Saladin and how did he treat the people he conquered?

7. Explain how trade was effected by the Crusades?

 

Web Sites on the Crusades

 

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/04543c.htm What were they

 

http://www.medievalcrusades.com/ Who fought

 

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/cru1.htm

 

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/cru1.htm timeline of the crusades

 

http://www.teacheroz.com/Middle_Ages.htm  Where

 

 

http://www.kyrene.org/schools/brisas/sunda/ma/1kyle.htm

 

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/Saladin.htm Saladine

 

http://www.thetreemaker.com/last-name-meaning/crusades.html trade- toward the middle of the page

 

http://crusades.boisestate.edu/

 

Towns and Cities

1. When and where did towns and cities develop?

2. What were living condition like in the towns?

3. Name one serious problem the people living in the towns faced?

4. What was a guild? Give one example of a guild.

5. Explain the process by which a person learned a trade.

6. What was black death?

7. How many Europeans died from the black death between 1346-1350?

 

Web Sites on Towns and Cities

 

 

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/medieval_towns.htm towns and cities develop

 

http://history.boisestate.edu/westciv/medsoc/22.shtml

 

http://www.knowledge4africa.co.za/worldhistory/middle-ages10.htm living conditions

 

 http://www.public.iastate.edu/~gbetcher/373/MedTowns.htm & http://www.public.iastate.edu/~gbetcher/373/MedTowns.htm town problems

 

http://www.trytel.com/~tristan/towns/towns.html

 

http://fidnet.com/~weid/dailylife.htm Daily life

 

http://www.britainexpress.com/History/Townlife.htm guides and trades

 

http://historymedren.about.com/library/atlas/blatcitydex.htm

 

http://www.the-orb.net/encyclop/culture/towns/towns.html culture

 

http://www.insecta-inspecta.com/fleas/bdeath/ black death

 

Manor Research

 

1. What was a manor?

2. Why could a manor be called self-sufficient?

3. In case of attack where do you think the people living in the manor would go for protection?

4. What was the difference between a serf and a free peasant?

5. What was the main responsibility of the Lord of the Manor? The Knights? The Peasants?

 

Web Sites on Manors

 

http://www.hyw.com/books/history/Franks.htm manor systems

 

http://mars.wnec.edu/~grempel/courses/wc1/lectures/22manor.html manor system

 

http://web.nickshanks.com/history/medieval/manor protection

 

http://mars.wnec.edu/~grempel/courses/wc1/lectures/22manor.html

 

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/medieval_manor_houses.htm

 

http://www.historyonthenet.com/Medieval_Life/manor.htm

 

http://www.wwnorton.com/college/history/ralph/resource/manor.htm

 

http://www.britannia.com/history/wilts/mm-wilts1.html

 

 

Monasteries Research

1. What was a monastery?

2. Who lived in a monastery?

3, Name the three most common vows taken by those who lived in a monastery?

4. What was the Scriptorium? What type of work went on there?

5. How were monks and friars different?

6. What was St. Benedict's rule?

 

Web Sites on Monasteries

 

http://www.mtangel.edu/library/subject/monastic.htm life in a monastery

 

http://www.mtangel.edu/library/subject/monastic.htm

 

http://www.newyorkcarver.com/Abbey.htm monastry inhabitats.

 

http://www.britainexpress.com/History/medieval-monastery.htm

 

http://www.newyorkcarver.com/Abbey.htm

 

http://www.historyguide.org/ancient/lecture19b.html

 

 

 

Knights Research

1. What was a knight?

2. Describe in detail the process by which a boy became a knight. Include the three stages, the age requirement for each stage, and the job duties of each stage.

3. What was dubbing?

4. What were the responsibilities of a knight?

5. Give one example of a famous real-life or fictional knight.

 

 Sites on Knights

http://www.kyrene.org/schools/brisas/sunda/ma/mahome.htm

 

http://www.kyrene.k12.az.us/schools/brisas/sunda/ma/enter.htm

 

http://www.learner.org/interactives/middleages/

 

 

 

Entertainment Research

1. What was jousting? What was its purpose?

2. What were the rules for soccer? What material was used for the soccer ball? Remember it was called football.

3. What board game games were played during the middle ages?

4. Why and how often were fairs held? What was their purpose?

5. How did minstrels entertain nobles?

6. Name a t least two other ways nobles were entertained in the Middle Ages?

 

 Sites on Entertainment

 

http://www.nationaljousting.com/history/medieval.htm definition of a joust

 

http://www-cs.canisius.edu/~salley/Articles/football.html medieval football

 

http://www.castles.me.uk/medieval-entertainment.htm 

 

http://historymedren.about.com/library/weekly/aa053101c.htm Board games

 

http://www.shoshone.k12.id.us/medieval/thefair.htm  Medieval Fairs

 

http://library.thinkquest.org/10949/fief/medentertain.html Minstrels and Jesters

 

http://www.fidnet.com/~weid/entertainment.htm

 

http://www.medieval-spell.com/Medieval-Entertainment.html

 

http://www.medieval-period.com/medievalentertainment.html

 

http://webpub.allegheny.edu/group/meddance/Medieval%20Entertainment/

 

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art39866.asp

 

http://www.teacheroz.com/Middle_Ages.htm

 

 

Castle Research

1. Name two purposes of a castle?

2. Who lived in a castle?

3. What was the weakest part of a castle?

4. Give two examples of how a cstle would be defended?

5. Give two examples of how a castle could be attacked?

6. What is a siege?

7. What invention made Castles ineffective as a place of shelter?

 

Castle Web Sites

 

http://www.medieval-castles.net/

 

http://www.castlewales.com/life.html

 

http://www.medieval-castles.org/

 

http://www.iol.ie/~sligogrm/

 

http://www.topcastles.com/

 

http://www.yourchildlearns.com/castle.htm & http://www.yourchildlearns.com/castle_history.htm

 

http://www.newyorkcarver.com/castles/castles.htm

 

 

Renaissance

"Renaissance," French for "rebirth," perfectly describes the intellectual and economic changes that

occurred in Europe from the fourteenth through the sixteenth centuries.

 

1. Renaissance is  a french word meaning what?

2. What was the Renaissance?

3. When did the Renaissance begin?

4. Name the city and country where the Renaissance began!

5. Where and how did it spread?

6. Name two Famous Renaissance people and what they were known for

7. Who invented the printing press?

8. Why was the printing press important?

 

 Check out these sites for a little help!

 

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/sbook1y.html

 

http://members.aol.com/worldciv/renaissance.html

 

http://www.learner.org/interactives/renaissance/

 

http://elizabethan.org/

 

http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/glo/renaissance/

 

http://www.mrdowling.com/704renaissance.html

 

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/leonardo/timeline.html Renaissance time line

 

 printer icons.gif (1125 bytes) Print out the finished work so you can turn it in!

 

 2.   Listen to some Medieval Music  (requires Quicktime plug-in)

http://www.csupomona.edu/~jcclark/emusic/midi/eraraute.mid

 

5. Pick a Project to present what you have learned about Medieval Times

 

Medieval Journal - Individual Project Create a medieval person. You will develop this person's personality, his name, and identity. You will decide on his occupation (knight, priest, serf etc...) You will describe his daily life, including the ups and downs. You must create a family for yourself as well. You may make a Coat of Arms or Family Crest. You must provide background information, that is based in historical truth. You need to discuss where you live and the time period. Certainly you will need to include any hardships you had to endure. This project is to be written in the first person. In other words, you must become the character you are writing about, You must write this in the form of a journal or diary. You must have ten entries. Each entry must be dated, either daily, once a week, or one a month. Each entry must be at least 1 page typed. (double spaced, 10 to 12 font size)

Remember, although your character is fictional you must base his life in historical truths. Therefore, you must do research. Links to web cites on the Middle Ages can be found below.

 

Life on the Manor - Group project

 Lords, Ladies, Serfs, and Knights made up the Middle Ages. Create your own characters and put on a one act play depicting life on the Manor. The play can be a drama or a comedy. Your play must reflect life in the Middle Ages. The play should be ten to fifteen minutes long. You must submit a typed copy of the script and a videotape of the performance. With your permission I will show the video tape in class. Each group member may perform more than one part. Costumes and props should be used.

 

Architecture in the Middle Ages - individual project

During the Middle Ages castles and cathedrals were important architectural structures.  Create your own model of a medieval structure,  using google sketchup,  You must research the design of the structure you created and write a 1 to 1 1/2 page report discussing the castle/cathedral and its artistic and historical significance.  With your permission a photo of your work will be posted on this wiki.

 

 

Projected you want to do ????? Check with your Teacher!

Write your idea up in the form of a proposal. Include name of the project, what you hope to learn, why it is important, and how you will present it. If your teacher says it's O.K. I will help you develop some research links to help you!

 

 

 

 

 

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