Castles and Knights will help your preschool or kindergarten students learn, understand, and practice using the terms used when talking about Medieval Times, castles, knights, and princesses. It also will provide you with resources to make your unit come to life. By integrating social studies and non-fiction texts into your daily lessons, you not only create an enthusiasm in your students, but you can create the "hook" you need to engage even the most reluctant learners.
This packet includes many resources including: 3 part cards, (nomenclature), vocabulary pictures (great for ELL students), center activities, art projects, craft ideas, STEM/STEAM activities, anchor charts, recording pages, reading passages, fully written out 5-E lesson plans, science and social studies activities and more!
Students will learn and use these vocabulary words:
knight, Europe, stained glass, portcullis, drawbridge, ramparts, turret, catapult, castle, breastplate, lance, ax, bow and arrow, shield, sword, chivalry, coat of arms, squire, page, chain mail, Medieval Times, and more!
Each word has a vocabulary card (with a real life picture). My students love being able to make real life connections from looking at the high quality photographs.
Through a series of lessons, students are presented with the following hands-on lessons:
1. Introduction to the Medieval Times
2. Beautiful castles
3. Parts of a castle
4. Building a castle
5. Defending a castle
6. Becoming a knight
7. The Princess and the Pea (fairytale)
8. What was a coat of arms?
9. Dragons and knights
10. Comparing the past to the present
All lessons are presented in the 5-E format. (engage, explore, explain, elaborate, evaluate) They are written out step by step! Each lesson also comes with beautiful pictures to help your children understand the objectives in a hands-on way. Many of the lessons also contain links to videos and resources to use while teaching the lesson!
These centers are also included in the packet:
How Many Syllables?
Cover Your Side
Trace the Knight
Make a Coat Of Arms
How Tall Is Each Tower?
The Royal Crown- Make 5
The Royal Crown- Number Review
Where Would I Live?
Put Us In Order
Make It To The End Of The Castle!
Your students will LOVE these lessons and activities.
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