Are you teaching middle school students about the Middle Ages and the significance of the Magna Carta and its effects upon democracy? This is YOUR lesson. This lesson includes bell work with a real world connection to students lives, a stated lesson objective, slides with images and facts all about the Magna Carta, a close reading article about the Magna Carta and King John, and a final writing prompt connecting the rise of modern democracy with the Magna Carta. This is a great lesson at a great price. Enjoy!