This is a two-page handout that provides an overview of the Middle Ages in Europe. It specifically discusses the feudal system and the roles between peasants and the kings.
Page two of the handout asks students questions to respond to in order to compose an artist statement that coincides with an art lesson making a medieval shield and coat-of-arms.
I use this lesson with third graders, but it could be used for upper elementary grades too.
Coordinating Illuminated Letters Artist Statement and Response Sheet Found Here
Coordinating Illuminated Manuscript Video Response Worksheet Found Here
Illuminated Letters PowerPoint Found Here