With the Middle Ages Activity Bundle, your students can learn about life in the Middle Ages including castles, knights, weapons, and much more. Reporting from the Middle Ages includes writing prompts in the form of newspaper assignments and includes background information and illustrated newspaper template pages. The two Terminology & Copywork units combine vocabulary and handwriting practice and review 60 keywords and their definitions. Notebooking journals give students the chance to research and discover wonders of the ancient and medieval world, ancient and medieval weapons, and the kingdoms who ruled Europe during the Middle Ages, and record what they learn. See a preview of each title at the links below.
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Reporting From the Middle Ages: The Reporting From . . . series combines writing and history into a fun assignment that can be done by a single student or an entire classroom. This unit includes “The Big Picture” that provides a brief summary of people and events related to the Middle Ages. It’s designed to serve as a springboard for further discovery and to help students understand how the people and events in the unit are related. An “On Assignment” section follows, which includes ten newspaper reporter assignments, from reporting on the Book of Kells and the agricultural calendar to interviewing farmers and falconers. Next, the student is given newspaper templates to create their news articles. Artwork representing the time is included to give the student’s paper an authentic feel. When the student or class is done, they will have ten illustrated articles related to the Middle Ages and a better understanding of the people involved. 46 pages total.
Ancient & Medieval Weapons Notebooking Journal: With the Ancient & Medieval Weapons Notebooking Journal, students have a chance to explore 47 different weapons used in ancient and medieval history and record key information such as what type of weapon it is, when and where it was commonly used, how it worked, and other interesting facts, and cut and paste or draw a picture of the weapon. This is an engaging way to open windows into the past for students – including those reluctant to study history. 50 pages total.
Europe in the Middle Ages Notebooking Journal with Maps: With Europe in the Middle Ages Notebooking Journal with Maps, students have the opportunity to dig deeper with their research of the Middle Ages. They have a chance to research the Roman Empire, the early Byzantine Empire, Goths, Charlemagne’s Empire, Anglo-Saxon England, the late Byzantine Empire, the Norman Conquest, Europe around 1000, and the Ottoman Empire. The notebooking journal includes 95 questions about the various time periods and events and includes 10 maps to help students in their studies. 33 pages total.
Wonders of the Ancient & Medieval World Notebooking Journal: With the Wonders of the Ancient & Medieval World Notebooking Journal, students have the opportunity to learn about 14 key wonders of the world. Space is given to record where each is located, who built them, if they are still standing, why they were built, and other interesting facts they learn about the wonders. 17 pages total.
Middle Ages Terminology & Copywork: Help students learn the terminology of the Middle Ages and better understand what they are reading with this copywork. Students copy 30 keywords and their definitions. Each copywork page also includes a border with geometric patterns that students can color and use to design patterns if they wish. Keywords covered are alchemist, apprentice, artisan, ballista, barbarian, castle, catapult, cathedral, citadel, crossbow, dynasty, famine, feudalism, fief, fisc, Gothic architecture, guild, halberd, journeymen, knight, lords, manor, monastery, peasants, pillage, siege, serf, trebuchet, and vassal. Thirty-six pages total. Available in print and cursive handwriting versions.
Castles & Knights Terminology & Copywork: Help students learn about castles and knights with this copywork. Students copy 30 keywords and their definitions. Each copywork page also includes a border with geometric patterns that students can color and use to design patterns if they wish. Keywords covered include castle, keep, palisade, moat, drawbridge, battlements, merlons, crenels, gatehouse, portcullises, turret, dungeon, bailey, garderobes, jousting, knights, chivalry, page, squire, armor, mail, helmet, shield, buckler, pavise, sword, mace, lance, coat of arms, and tournaments. Thirty-six pages total. Available in print and cursive handwriting versions.