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Medieval Times Unit


Your students will love learning about the Medieval Times with this complete unit. This unit includes reading passages, interactive activities, vocabulary posters and much more. Each section has comprehension questions and connection activities to make learning fun!

The complete unit is divided into 8 sections:


•People of the Middle Ages

•The Feudal System

•Medieval Castles

•Knights and Tradesmen

•Famous People: Charlemagne, Richard the Lionheart, Joan of Arc

•Important Events: Magna Carta, The Crusades, The Black Death, Hundred Years’ War

•Unit Test (Editable)

There are 15 reading passages on the following topics:

⭐The Medieval Times

⭐Geography of Greece

⭐People of the Middle Ages

⭐Life as a Lord

⭐Life as a Peasant

⭐The Feudal System

⭐Building a Castle

⭐Inside a Castle

⭐The Parts of a Castle

⭐Three Types of Castles

⭐Becoming a Knight

⭐Learning a Trade

⭐The Magna Carta

⭐The Black Death

⭐The Crusades

⭐Coming to an End

There are several character studies where students will meet:


⭐Richard the Lionheart

⭐Joan of Arc

This unit includes many interactive activities:

✔Maps & Timeline

✔Feudal System Diagram

✔Feudal System Cards and Poster Project

✔Parts of a Castle Chart

✔Steps to Become a Knight

✔Steps to Become a Master Craftsman

✔People of the Middle Age Match-Up Flaps

✔Design Your Own Coat of Arms Project

✔Character Mini-booklets

✔Hidden Word Fact Sort to Compare Lords, Knights, and Peasants

✔Comprehension Questions

✔Cause and Effect: The Black Death

✔Cause and Effect: The Crusades

✔Castle Flip-Up Booklet

✔Vocabulary Posters

✔Spotlight on Vocabulary

✔Trading Cards Charlemagne, King Richard, and Joan of Arc

✔Medieval Times Tri-fold Booklet

✔Teacher Pacing Guide

✔Four Short Videos


End the unit with:

✔Medieval Times Brag Tags

✔Answer Keys

✔Unit Test (Editable)

✔Unit Reflection

There are five main activities: 

Introduce the Unit:

I like to start off the unit with an Anticipatory Set of T/F questions to pique and build background knowledge.

Reading & Activities:

Read the passages and complete the comprehension questions, organizers, and activities for each section.

Character Studies:

Create three learning stations for Charlemagne, Richard the Lionheart, and Joan of Arc. Complete one of the activities such as the biography organizers, character mini-booklets, or trading cards for each of the famous people.

Vocabulary Activities:

Introduce the vocabulary words with the real-life photo posters included. You could post these posters around the classroom and have students travel around to match up and define the words in their flip flaps or use it as a separate activity. There is also a Spotlight on Vocabulary included in this pack. These posters are excellent to create an attractive bulletin board in a snap. 

Tie it all Together:

Bring the students together for class discussions to check for understanding and further their critical thinking skills after each lesson. At the end of the unit, come back to revisit the Anticipatory Questions to check and correct their answers. There are also several other activities including maps, a timeline, castle flip book, feudalism pyramid, feudalism poster project, coat of arms project, unit test, and much much more.


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