Recently improved again and re-posted with more activities, Common Core aligned tests and primary source readings for a comprehensive 5-8 notes and activity set! Bought individually this unit costs over $88.00. This is a fantastic way to cover all of the KEY POINTS for the Maya, Aztec and Inca. You c
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This Feudal Europe activity, note and assessment bundle has a ton of Common Core options for instruction (both student centered and teacher driven), guided practice, extension and assessment!
Here's what you get:
Black Plague Reading Worksheet
This is a simple, fascinating reading guide about the Bubonic Plague or Black Death. It explains how it began and spread, its symptoms, and the effect it had on European society.
It makes for an excellent homework or in-class reading assignment because it can be comp
Directions for students to create a timeline based on the Middle Ages in Europe. Includes a student worksheet for students to complete and a teacher answer key. The student worksheet has content about Medieval Europe included on it. The handout can be used without any preparation. This handout g
Now a complete unit with multiple assessment options! Individually this packet would cost over $60.00! This is a fantastic way to cover all of the key points for the Chinese Dynasties during the Medieval Period including the Sui, Tang, Song, Yuan and Ming. You can pick and choose from a ton of notes
Now a complete unit including quizzes and Common Core tests! This is a fantastic way to cover all of the key points for Feudal Japan and the Japanese Shogun military society. You can pick and choose from tons of notes formats, worksheets and activities.
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CHOICES, CHOICES, CHOICES! Now a COMPLETE UNIT with more engaging Common Core activities and assessments. With over 28 activities, notes and Common Core assignments/resources, this packet would cost over $80 if bought individually. This is a fantastic way to
Feudalism Reading Worksheet
This is a simple, 1-page reading that explains how Feudalism worked during the Middle Ages. It covers the key vocabulary terms (serf, fief, vassal, etc) and helps students to understand the reasons why the system was in place and what each person's role was in it.
"Medieval Times & Literary Heroes Bundle: 4 Close Reading Passages for 3rd-5th" is a bundle of close reading passages and questions designed to supplement the 4th grade Common Core Unit 6: Literary Heroes.
***By purchasing in a bundle, you are receiving a 20% discount off of purchasing each pas
Castles: A Nonfiction Close Reading Activity is a nonfiction passage describing the traditional European castle from the Middle Ages. This excerpt was written for students to practice text analysis on a slightly more difficult, technical passage. It is designed in such a way that students should be a
This fun, short warm up or concluding activity reviews what the 95 Theses were and why Martin Luther created them and posted them to his church door.
It then presents a similar "Teacher's Theses" with humorous complaints a teacher might have about your school. Students then create their own theses
Middle Ages - Students must create a "Knights Wanted" poster. They must list the requirements of a knight, the training needed etc. Students enjoy the opportunity to research Knighthood and combine it with a creative assignment. Includes detailed assignment sheet, planning worksheet,research page,
This worksheet can be used by itself when teaching the feudal system or with the fully animated powerpoint I have also uploaded onto my store.
This worksheet comprises of a diagram of the feudal system with the information removed. The class must label each group in the hierarchy. The second page c
In this engaging analysis activity students compare their school to a feudal manor! This is easily a class favorite.
First, they analyze the feudal manor pyramid of power and compare the school staff to the key players in the feudal system. It's fun to hear their comparisons with the ultimate realiz
Using this one-page worksheet (answer KEY provided), students learn about the feudalism hierarchy in Medieval Europe (including roles of king, nobles (lords), knights, and peasants/serfs). Then, students recall their studies of the feudal hierarchy in Medieval Japan and compare roles with Europe. T
This geography activity is completely student driven, fun and interactive. It can be done with any textbook map or atlas that has European physical geography. First, students create a physical map of Europe labeling key features. Then, students play the Where in the World Scavenger Hunt printable clu
-100 Years War
-Art & Literature
-Christianity & Catholic Church
-Entertainment & Music
-Overview & Timeline
Includes a 15 question quiz at the end.
Answer key is included.
This is a complete unit for teaching the history of the later Middle Ages in the following areas:
1 - Popes and Kings.
2 - The Crusades.
3 - The Church in the Middle Ages
4 - Magna Carta
5 - The Hundred Years War
6 - The Black Death
Included in the Zip file are the following materials:
1 - Regular
Voici une excellente ressource pour apprendre à vos élèves les composantes des armoiries du Moyen Âge. Un cours texte qui explique la raison derrière les armoiries est inclus. Le projet est divisé en 7 étapes simples. Les élèves choisissent des animaux, des symboles et des couleurs qui les représen
A fun and unique writing activity for a Social Studies unit on the Middle Ages! Students must "interview" a knight and write about their findings. A fun and unique way to research the Middle Ages and the life of a knight. A great introduction to the inquiry process as students must brainstorm ques
This 8 page booklet is the companion to Medieval Times: Becoming a Knight - Overview and Activities.
In this booklet, you will find 12 questions relating directly to the Medieval Times: Becoming a Knight - Overview.
An answer key is included.
This graphic organizer asks students to name, describe, and illustrate the Five Pillars of Islam. Also they must explain why Muslims perform these five tenets of their faith. I have included the student handout, the instructions, and a sample.
This Medieval Europe Package has everything you need to teach fun and engaging lessons. You receive a Unit Lesson Plan, a large selection of activities, PowerPoint, guided notes, tests, and much more.
You can check out my
Black Death Webquest
Students will gain knowledge about the Black Death by completing an internet-based worksheet. The Black Death webquest uses two great websites.
The first website is very student friendly and was created by the Science Museum of the United Kingdom. Check out the website at:
Resources includes guided notes on feudalism with diagrams to help explain the abstract concept to students. Also included is a "mini DBQ," or four documents about the pros and cons of manorialism. The assignments prompts students to write about two benefits and two drawbacks of manorialism. Inclu
Wouldn't it be fun to send a text to Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson or Leonardo Da Vinci? What if Kublai Khan, Marco Polo or Buddha sent you a tweet? Maybe you could have a General Lee create a Facebook Page or post an INSTAGRAM Selfie.
This 42 page activity bundle has been completely updated to
Worksheets for a history lesson on the Age of Exploration, Age of Discovery. Includes a short piece of verse, a fact sheet, a 10 question short-answer worksheet, and a puzzle.
My worksheets make good homework assignments or handout work. I found them very effective at the start of class. Have stud
This activity is student centered and Common Core! First, students read a one page history of Mansa Musa's religious pilgrimage to Mecca. The reading describes his famous haj, geography and his leadership strengths. A map and a picture of the most popular leader of Mali are included. After the readin
This is a great Common Core Literacy and Writing activity that has students read one of the best primary sources of the Medieval era!
First, students read Ibn Battuta's diaries about his fascinating travel experiences through Africa. Then, students can either write a travel blog detailing his journ
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PowerPoints and resources covering all aspects of the Black Death: I believe these to be the most comprehensive and detailed available on TPT.
Download this package and not only do you save on the combined cover price of each of my Black Death PowerPoints, you will
The Middle Ages looks at the people and places of the world long ago. Who lived long ago, when they lived, where they lived, and how they lived.
Topics include: Changes for the Roman Empire, The Byzantine Empire, The Middle Ages, The Christian Church in the Middle Ages, Charlemagne, Feudal Life, G
Use the questions included as exit slips, to assess if students understood the lesson. They could also be used as daily warm ups, or class starters. This will help students start thinking like a historian and stay focused for the lesson.
These questions focus on ancient history, from Prehistory
These easy summaries can be used with an ancient civilizations unit. They are designed for English Language Learners and low readers. This series includes five summaries: the Byzantine Empire's Geography, Emperor Justinian, Empress Theodora, Origins of Byzantine Ideas, and Byzantine Art & Icons
This lesson will allow students to read about the Crusades that were conducted by the Catholic Church during the middle ages. The teacher then conveniently has comprehension questions that are built around making sure the student connects with and comprehends what they are reading. In addition, the t
Use this Middle Ages word search as a handout for early finishers or as a treat to take home. Kids love word search puzzles and they learn as they are having fun.
Puzzlers must find the 25 hidden vocabulary words within the grid of letters. The words can be hidden in any direction, including backw
In this 4 page worksheet/lesson, students examine how the fall of Rome impacted Europe and led to the "Dark Ages" or Middle Ages.
They begin with a Do Now that sets up the lesson and connects the material to their previous knowledge. Then students analyze maps, images, and read a primary source exc
These easy summaries can be used with a unit about medieval Europe. They are designed for English Language Learners and low readers. This series includes thirteen summaries about Charlemagne, the geography of medieval Europe, the feudal system, kings, knights, lords and manors, serfs, the Church, rel
This is a complete unit for teaching the history of the early Middle Ages in the following areas:
1 - The Geography of Europe.
2 - Missionaries & Monks.
3 - The Franks
4 - The Vikings
5 - The Feudal System
6 - The Manor System
7 - The Norman Conquest
8 - The Growth of Towns & Trade
Students learn about feudalism and the different roles of the groups of people in the hierarchy during medieval life. On this one-page worksheet, students describe "pros" and "cons" of being a KING, NOBLE (lord), KNIGHT, and a SERF. I use this along with a video about the four groups of people, but
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This lesson integrates social studies and math. This is especially interesting if you studying the Middle Ages or if you are visiting Medieval Times or a Renaissance Fair. Students will put their knowledge of coordinate systems, coordinate graphing and ordered pairs to work creat
Spend a class period having your 7th graders compare and contrast Disney's The Lion King to the story of Sundiata and the West-African Empire of Mali. Help students access the curriculum by tapping into what they already know about a Disney film. Students read summaries of each story, highlight main
This download includes both PDF and MS WORD formats. The document has been formatted to perfectly fit on one page for easy printing. Enjoy!
This excerpt from Machiavelli provides a brief background, an excerpt relating to Machiavelli's advice about being feared rather than being loved. Questions
These easy summaries can be used with an ancient/medieval civilizations unit. They are designed for English Language Learners and low readers. This series includes seven summaries: Africa's Geography: Desert & Savanna, Africa's Geography: Tropical Rain Forest & the Mediterranean , Africa's
This activity is student centered, fun and Common Core! First, students read a brief history about this most celebrated man of Renaissance. Then, they analyze his accomplishments and decide if he is deserving of his "Renaissance Man" polymath, historian given title. Next, students formulate an opinio
This video worksheet allows students learn about the impact of Vikings in a fun and creative way. The video clips are a total four minutes long, but are packed full of information that will keep your students engaged.
This video worksheet works great as a “Do Now Activity” or as a complement to any
This worksheet allows students to use a primary source document to learn about the execution of Joan of Arc. The worksheet allows students to read two short primary sources related to the execution. The worksheet includes eight questions and an answer key for the teacher. The readings are very engagi
This worksheet allows students to use a primary source document to learn about the capture of Jerusalem by Crusaders in 1099 A.D.
This activity is very easy to use. All you have to do is print off the primary source from the following website for classroom use or direct students to the website to
Four page article and questions. Includes summary of the Crusades, major causes and results of the wars, a map that shows Crusader routes and battle sites, and a primary source excerpt from Pope Urban's speech. Questions include reading comprehension, vocabulary from context clues, critical thin