This is a sample version of a PowerPoint used to introduce students to the hierarchical structure of Feudal England and Manorialism, from the Conquest (1066) to Black Death (1347). I've used a variant of this PowerPoint for the last three years with Grade 8 History students at my high school: it has remained engaging for the students and seems to explain the hierarchy well, so I continue to reuse it every year!
This sample includes a step by step animated Feudal Pyramid. A slide is included which can be printed as a poster.
A teaching tip: I encourage the students to draw their own Feudal pyramid as we go through the PowerPoint. I can then provide the slides on our school network so they can use the information once they begin their depth study research projects.
I originally published a simpler version of this PowerPoint, which used Phillip Martin's clip art (http://www.pppst.com/) on my blog at DuffyStirling.wordpress.com. This new updated version features royalty-free clip art, more and more accurate information and a new classic style.
Australian Curriculum connection:
Year 8 History:
Medieval Europe Depth Study (c.590 – c.1500)
The way of life in Medieval Europe (social, cultural, economic and political features) and the roles and relationships of different groups in society (ACDSEH008)
Feudalism Pyramid of Power
by Duffy Stirling
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