This package provides students with everything they need to complete a unit on the Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table! A complete unit - just print and teach!
All activities are classroom tested and include creative handouts, information sheets, detailed instructions, templates, and rubrics!
This creative and engaging package includes the following:
-Arthurian Legends Notes: Includes detailed notes about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, as well as a guided note template for students to fill in important information.
-King Arthur Pre-Reading Activity: a short quiz to see what students really know about King Arthur and his knights. A great introduction to the unit. Answer key included!
-Create Your One Magazine Cover: The Most Chivalrous Man Alive: Students research some of the knights of King Arthur, and create a full color magazine cover of information relating to the knight they find most worthy of the title of The Most Chivalrous Man Alive! Students love this activity, and they look great hung on the classroom wall!
-Code of Chivalry Questions: Students examine the Code of Chivalry, and answer questions comparing the code to rules governing modern times.
-Sir Lancelot and the Code of Chivalry: After learning about Sir Lancelot and his exploits with Guinevere, Students examine a copy of the Code of Chivalry (included!), and explain why (or why not) they feel Lancelot follows the code.
-Modern Day Code of Chivalry: After examining the Code of Chivalry, students create their own modern codes to live by. The comparing and contrasting of the different codes makes for great class discussion!
-Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Essay: After learning about this classic tale, students complete an essay discussing whether or not they feel his actions to be chivalrous. A brief essay outline is also included.
-King Arthur Movie Project: After learning about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round table, students choose a favorite tale to represent in movie form. Students must write their own scripts and video tape their stories to play for the class. Students love this! A great way to review the tales!
-Excalibur Questions and Summary: Students answer questions and write a summary based on the story of Excalibur. These are general questions, so they may be used with almost any version of the story. An answer key is included!
-The Sword and the Stone Questions and Summary: Students answer questions and write a summary based on the story of The Sword in the Stone. These are general questions, so they may be used with almost any version of the story. An answer key is included!
-Illustrated Plot Diagram Project: Use this for a final project for the unit! Students create a full color plot diagram, complete with illustrations from the story. A detailed template is included!!! This project is a great way to review key events from the legends, and make gorgeous wall displays!
I have many different versions of the stories, and tend to use different ones from year to year, depending on my class. The questions and activities in this package are designed to be used with almost any version of the stories. For example, some of the activities ask students to examine the code of chivalry, and compare the code to the actions of a character in the story. While a valuable activity, it is generic enough to be used with any of the King Arthur tales. The questions that relate to specific stories are also generic enough to be used with any version. This package is currently being used by several teachers in our school, who all use it with different versions. Hope this helps!
April 29, 2012
i was wondering if the packet had detiled handouts for the creative projects. I teach 12th grade and i would like a detailed creative project for them to do while we study King Arthur.