This cross-curricular lesson enables you to assess both art and writing as students translate their linguistic skills into art. This project links the Social Studies/History theme of Medieval Times to art (photos included) as well as to story writing. An alternate/additional writing activity based on research about a famous person is included, along with my Famous Person Research Template/Graphic Organizer. This activity spans roughly 120 minutes, depending on your students. It can be easily divided into 3 or 4 sessions. This lesson can work as a whole class activity or can be a component of an art center.