This powerpoint includes information about Medieval Europe including feudalism, power of the church, and the arts. Student notes handout is included. In the middle of the powerpoint are instructions for a simulation of feudalism.
How I conduct the simulation:
1. Students choose a colored poker chip randomly from a bag that assigns them to a role (1 king, 4 lords, 8 knights, rest serfs).
2. Everyone is given two jolly ranchers.
3. Have king stand at front of room, lords stand in front of king, and knights stand in front of specific desk rows. Students in those rows are their serfs.
4. Conduct simulation following instructions on the screen and debrief with discussion questions.