To become familiar with people and terms associated with the period of the Middle Ages.
1 class period
The lesson begins as you read through a list of 36 people and terms related to the Middle Ages with the class. Students then use this information to answer a series of matching questions.
Next, it's time to play JEOPARDY!
Categories are PEOPLE, PLACES, RELIGION, EVENTS, and WORDS AND TERMS.
The class is divided into two teams. A volunteer from Team 1 is asked to pick a category and point value. For example, they might choose “PEOPLE for 20.” A question will then be asked about someone who lived during the Middle Ages. The first person to raise their hand will be called on. A correct answer earns the team 20 points. If a wrong answer is given, the team loses 20 points. The team also loses 20 points if someone raises their hand but does not give an answer immediately when called upon.
The person who gives the correct answer chooses the next category and point value. When a space is chosen, it is crossed out and cannot be picked again. When a wrong answer is given, the teacher gives the right answer. A new category and point value is then be picked by the person who gave the last correct answer. The same person cannot answer twice in a row for their team.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment or used as a review exercise later in the school year.