The Middle Ages is an exciting time in history, and consequently a study of the Middle Ages should also be exiting. In this activity, students will become barbarians in an age where barbarians had incredible power. They will engage themselves in daily attacking and defending as well as more major battles all while learning about the medieval world through your regular social studies curriculum.
This unit is intended to be a supplement to your current Middle Ages curriculum.
Included in Unit:
-Thorough Lesson Plans with Annotations
-Student Attack/Defend Packet
-Coins for 6 Tribal Groups
-Timeline of Barbarian Events That are Used as Special Challenges
As the adoption of the Common Core Standards progresses throughout the nation, it becomes clear that higher-level thinking and the use of technology is no longer a choice, but instead it is a fundamental part of teaching students 21st Century Skills and preparing them for the future.
This activity meets such demands and is aligned to the Common Core Standards.
According to www.corestandards.org, students who meet college and career readiness are “self-directed learners, effectively seeking out and using resources to assist them, including teachers, peers, and print and digital reference materials.”
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.1 Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.2 Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.10 Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.