Please note that with regard to lesson
plans dealing with anthropology, archaeology, indigenous people, ancient
civilizations, history, etc, there may be some cross-over and blurring of lines
between the topics. For example, a lesson plan dealing with
archaeology is automatically dealing with an anthropological
subject. A lesson plan dealing with indigenous people is also
automatically dealing with anthropology and any of them may, or may not,
be dealing with history or ancient civilizations. While every
attempt will be made to keep the topic lines as 'clean' as possible, be
aware this may not always be possible.
Appropriate grade or age levels are
included with the lesson plans.
The number of lesson plans available online
for this topic is enormous. This site can not and does not index all
lesson resources relating to things Medieval. That would be impossible, as sites appear and disappear with astonishing rapidity. The following provides some idea of
what is available and will hopefully be a good starting point.
lesson plan sites have a subscription fee or otherwise sell
their lesson plans (that is an additional feature of some of
the sites found here) all lesson plans and collections
of lesson plans listed here are free.
Beowulf: Lesson Plan__
In this lesson plan, students will to "...understand
description and dialogue ... To understand point of view ... To
understand views of heroism. Goals, procedure and materials
needed. - From atozteacherstuff.com - http://atozteacherstuff.com/pages/269.shtml
Beowulf Lesson Plans__ "Below are my notes
for teaching Beowulf. They are not the only way to write a lesson plan.
They are one way to write a lesson plan. They are also not intended to
substitute for reading the book, either for a teacher or a student.
There are many basic resources available to study Beowulf."
Wow! I enjoyed going through this one. I may sit down and go
through the lesson myself. goals, procedure, resources and more. -
from teacher2b.com - http://teacher2b.com/literature/beowlspl.htm
Chaucer's Wife of Bath __ "This lesson
introduces students to one of the most admired characterizations in
Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, the Wife of Bath. Students read
Chaucer's description of the Wife in the "General Prologue" to
consider how he represents her, both as the poet of The Canterbury Tales
and as a character in his own poem, then read the "Wife of Bath's
Prologue," where he has her speak for herself, to gain additional
perspective on her character." You will find goals, procedure
and materials needed. - From National Endowment for the Humanities - http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=287
Days and Days of Knights: A Unit on the Middle Ages __
"You've tried an activity or two on the Middle Ages -- and your students are
begging for more. This is the kind of topic cross-curricular units are made of.
Don't miss your chance! Included: A teacher-created unit on the Middle Ages!" -
From educationworld.com -
Exploring Arthurian Legend __ "To examine the historical origins of the Arthurian legend; to investigate how medieval historians and storytellers reflected the concerns of their own times in their treatment of the legend; to gain insight into the use of literature as historical evidence."
Goals, procedure and materials needed. - From National Endowment for the
Humanities - http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=235
Lesson Plans__ A collection of lessons on
topics ranging from "The Canturbury Tales" through art, food,
music, weapons and more. Goals, procedure and materials needed. -
From shoshone.k12.id.us - http://www.shoshone.k12.id.us/medieval/lesson.htm
Marco Polo Takes A Trip__ "In this lesson, students will learn about the remarkable travels of
Marco Polo. They will consult maps to locate
Venice and follow the routes Marco took to
Beijing and back. They will learn about the challenges of traveling along the
Silk Road, discover some interesting facts about
China under Mongol rule, and find out how Marco came to produce his famous book. Then they will work in groups to create a large mural/timeline of the life and adventures of this famous traveler."
Goals, procedures and materials needed. - From National Endowment for
the Humanities - http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=451
Medieval Lesson Plan for Kids: A Homeschooling Unit Study
__ "The Middles Ages, also known as medieval times, were filled with excitement,
danger, and are the source of many mystical and magical fairytales. Let's take a
journey back about 800 years ago and see what these days were really like."
Goals, procedure and materials. - From suite101.com -
Medieval Studies Theme__ "This "Theme
Page" has links to two types of resources related to the study of
medieval studies. Students and teachers will find curricular resources
(information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In
addition, there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans)
which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme." - From
cln.org - http://www.cln.org/themes/medieval.html
Medieval Times __ A collection of activities,
themes and lesson plans about the Middle Ages with goals, resources,
procedures and materials needed. - From edselect.com - http://www.edselect.com/grade_41.htm
Middle Ages and Renaissance lesson plans for elementary school teachers__
You will find several lesson plans and activities with goals, procedures
and materials needed. - From proteacher.com - http://www.proteacher.com/090074.shtml
The Middle Ages :: Teacher Resources __ Here are useful
resources and lesson plans for teachers planning units and activities on the
middle ages and medieval life. - From themiddleages.net -
Online Lesson - Medieval Life - teachers lesson plan __ "Actual
times taken for this activity will vary depending upon each pupil's ability. On
each page there is a link back to the explanation page if pupil's need further
explanation. The times given in this lesson plan are the times taken for a pupil
of average ability to complete each task. " Goals, procedure and
materials. - From historyonthenet.com -
On the Road with Marco Polo __ This is actually
a series of eight lesson plans as part of a 'theme' on his
travels. "In this curriculum unit, students will become Marco Polo adventurers, following his route to and from
China in order to
learn about the geography, local products, culture, and fascinating
sites of those regions. Students will record their "journey"
by creating journal entries, postcards, posters, and maps related to the
sites they explore." - From National Endowment for the Humanities -