Contributor’s Name: Jen Foxx-Smith
This unit of study is curriculum based on the history of Medieval Europe. Students will explore the feudal hierarchy in a few interactive ways and also read real life accounts from those that life through the Plague and analyze parallels between this horrid epidemic and what we have lived through in our recent pandemic.
Geared Towards seventh,eighth,ninth,tenth
Curriculum: Curriculum – Arts,Curriculum – Social Studies,Curriculum – Group Initiatives
Tags: Middle School,Social Studies
Kick off: Choose your fate in the Feudal system out of the Queen’s treasure chest! And live with your destiny in the pyramid!
Seminar Title: “The Black Death, 1348” Primary Source about life witnessing The Plague
Group Initiative: Take part in a simulation of the true Medieval Hierarchy!
Project: Medieval Research Project combined with our campus World Fair
Discussion Topics: Why do you think the Middle Ages were also coined “The Dark Ages?” Discuss the commonality one can find with those from this time period now that we have experienced the last 18 months, they haven’t been close in comparison, but what empathy have you with those from the Middle Ages?
Outside Opportunity: William Shakespeare Theatre field trip
Middle School,Social Studies