The Dark Ages Video Guide

Grade Levels
7th - 10th
Resource Type
Formats Included
  • Word Document File
4 pages
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The Dark Ages Video Guide

A video guide to the History Channel's documentary The Dark Ages. It was originally designed for middle school students but could work for older students as well. I have used it in my seventh grade class for the past few years without any problems, but I would not use it with any younger grades. There is some violence depicted, which is probably hard to avoid in an accurate documentary about the Dark Ages. If you want to avoid the worst violence I recommend skipping chapter 10 on the DVD (& questions 17,18, and 19 on the guide).

The guide has twenty-two questions total - about one question every four minutes.

I try to pick important information for the questions and space them out so students must pay attention but do not have to write so much that they can't enjoy the video.

The Dark Ages is available on Amazon or can be purchased on iTunes.

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Total Pages
4 pages
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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