This assignment includes differentiated primary sources from various Medieval texts along with a thorough description of the political, economic, religious, military, and social roles the Catholic Church played during the Middle Ages, I have meticulously modified the primary source to accommodate for different reading levels. One handout is intended for middle school level readers while the other is for high school level readers. The academic vocabulary is underlined and the content vocabulary is in bold. Following the handouts is an assignment requiring students to create a Valentine's Day message in the form of a conversation heart explaining the role and importance of the medieval church in everyday life. In addition to the message, students will also be required to include a relevant illustration along with a one paragraph explanation of the impact of this role on life during the Middle Ages.
Page 1: Handout (High School Reading Level)
Page 2: Handout (Middle School Reading Level)
Page 3: Assignment Description with sample conversation heart providing students with a tangible example of the expectations for the completed assignment.
Page 4: Common Core Learning Standards Rubric
Page 5: Reproducible heart template to complete the assignment