This assignment provides two modified primary/secondary source readings on the Middle Ages including castle life, life of a knight, and life of a serf. On these handouts, content vocabulary appears in bold while academic vocabulary is underlined. You can chose which handout would work best for your entire class or you can differentiate the content by providing individual students with the handout that best aligns with their reading level. Additionally, there is an assignment that will allow students to create a scary tale, using a fairy tale format, to show the reality of life during the Middle Ages.
Page 1: High School Level Reading
Page 2: Middle School Level Reading
Page 3: A detailed description of the assignment with an example of a scary tale
Page 4: Self-Assessment Rubric aligned to the Common Core
Page 5: Reproducible template student worksheet with prompts to assist in the creation of the scary tale
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