"Questing Through the Middle Ages" is a multi-disciplinary culminating activity for a unit on medieval history. With modification, it can also be used as an activating strategy to kick off a unit as well. The activities can be completed in one classroom in centers, but it would be even more effective as an interdisciplinary activity with all teachers on a team participating.
Activities (Quests) can be done over one week or even a few days, if done as an interdisciplinary activity. It can be set up and worked on throughout the unit if one teacher is using it as a "center" activity.
Both methods culminate in the Medieval Festival, where students can use the "money" they have earned through their questing to purchase food, drinks, and other entertainments.
Activities by Subject Area
Journal Activity/Reading - Language Arts/English
Clock Activity - Math
Ink-Making Activity - Science
Black Plague Activity - Social Studies/History
Dance (Music) Activity - Music
Medieval Game Activity - Phys. Ed.
Cooking Activity - Family & Consumer Sci.
Please check-out the preview file for a look at the teacher instructions for the unit. This will give you an idea of how versatile and in-depth this unit can be. Easily differentiated for students with gifted and special education needs.
- In-depth instructions on setting up the unit.
- 5 activity centers with 1-3 activities each.
- Student self-monitoring map so that each student can keep track of their progress.
- Literature list: a bibliography of novels and non-fiction texts dealing with the middle ages to use in class.
- Medieval "recipes" (healthy snacks with a medieval twist)
- Student Journals
- Student Dictionaries
- Game board.
- Reader's Theater
- All printables ready to go.