This is a project that asks students to make comparisons between the social structure structure of feudal Japan and Europe in medieval times.
This starts with a discussion about the structure of a typical middle school campus - a setting they have great prior knowledge about! - noting that different social groups hold different roles and perform different functions within this society. Students will identify which members of their school campus hold roles such as “landowner,” “warrior,” or “laborer.”
They will then use these same labels to demonstrate their understanding of social class structure in feudal Japan and Feudal Europe. Students will be able to use their prior knowledge of how their school functions in order to better understand life in feudal Europe or Japan.
The product students will create consists of two parts: a base page where students take notes demonstrating their knowledge, and a three-dimensional pyramid which uses the foldable enclosed to represent these three distinct yet similar social hierarchies.
This is a great way for students to represent their understanding of feudal hierarchies using color, note-taking, and physical representation through a tactile foldable activity.
Please note that this download includes:
• Black line masters for your students
• A printable color sample / answer key
• A PowerPoint with instructions and discussion points