This is a whole class activity designed to show how the Medieval Feudal Structure worked. Students each are assigned a position of peasant, knight, lord or king. They receive lollies (or another item) based on their position and have to give some up to those above them in the structure.
At the end of the activity students will have learned the hierarchical nature of society and the disadvantages or benefits of being in certain positions in this structure.
A fun, engaging, powerful activity.