Are you looking to incorporate literacy skills into your social studies lessons?
Who was more powerful in the middle ages: a pope or a king? The pope has religious and political power all throughout Europe, but a king has strong military power and political power. Who would win if a pope and a king went head-to-head in a conflict?
Students will read a 1-page case study about a conflict between a pope and a king in the middle ages. There are questions at then end that require students to go back into the text to reread, analyze and even infer, thinking beyond the test.
This resource is a great way to seamlessly blend literacy skills into your social studies classroom.