This webquest will guide your students to websites on a variety of topics regarding the Middle Ages that will prepare them to read and understand Crispin: The Cross of Lead. The webquest is divided into several topics about the Middle Ages. In each category there are links to several sites and questions that go with the sites. In addition, there are optional, printable QR codes that match each website. If you would prefer your kids to use QR codes with smart phones or iPads, just post the QR codes by topic around the room and have kids fill out the webquest using the codes instead of the hotlinks on the document. This activity can also be done as a jigsaw by assigning groups different topics to research and then allowing topic experts to teach other groups. However you choose to use this resource, it is an engaging and interactive way to prepare your kids to read Crispin: The Cross of Lead. Downloadable in MS Word format for easy editing. Need a PDF version? Find it here!