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Make a Daily Middle Ages Activity Lesson Plan Book
        Daily Middle Ages Activity Lesson Plan Book


Reading Comprehensions
     What Were the Middle Ages? (Grades 5-7)

Early Middle Ages (Dark Ages) - about 400 AD to 1000 AD
     Anthemius' Floating Byzantine Dome (Grades 2-4)
     Byzantine Architecture (Grades 4-6)
     Barbarians Invade Rome! (Grades 5-7)
     Anglo-Saxon England (Grades 5-7)
     King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table (Grades 5-7)
     Charlemagne (Grades 5-7)
     Vikings on the Move (Grades 5-7)

High (Middle) Middle Ages - about 1000 AD to 1300 AD
     The Norman Conquest (Grades 5-7)
     Eleanor of Aquitaine (Grades 5-7)
     Richard the Lionheart (Grades 5-7)
     King John Signs the Magna Carta (Grades 5-7)

Late Middle Ages - about 1300 AD to 1500 AD
     The Hundred Years' War (Grades 5-7)
     Joan of Arc (Grades 5-7)
     The Black Death (Grades 5-7)
     The War of Roses (Grades 5-7)

Literature
     Beowulf (Grades 5-7)
     The Canterbury Tales (Grades 5-7)
     Medieval Books (Grades 5-7)

Myths and Legends
     Dragons (Grades 5-7)
     Robin Hood (Grades 5-7)

Feudalism
     Lords and Ladies (Grades 5-7)
     Serfs Work the Land (Grades 5-7)

Knighthood
     Becoming a Knight (Grades 5-7)
     The Armorer's Trade (Grades 5-7)
     Heraldry (Grades 5-7)
     Tournaments (Grades 5-7)
     Chivalry (Grades 5-7)

Castles
     Motte and Bailey Castles (Grades 5-7)
     Stone Keep Castles (Grades 5-7)
     Concentric Castles (Grades 5-7)
     Weapons of Siege (Grades 5-7)

Cathedrals
     Building a Cathedral (Grades 5-7)
     Stone Carvers and Stained Glass Maker (Grades 5-7)
     The Cathedral in Medieval Life (Grades 5-7)

Religion
     Christianity (Grades 5-7)
     Clergy of the Middle Ages (Grades 5-7)
     Monks and Nuns (Grades 5-7)
     Pilgrims Hit the Road (Grades 5-7)

Crusades
     The First Crusade (Grades 5-7)
     Crusades and More Crusades (Grades 5-7)
     Effects of the Crusades (Grades 5-7)

Performing Arts
     Court Jester (Grades 6-8)
     Troubadours and Minstrels (Grades 6-8)

Daily Life
     Health in the Middle Ages (Grades 6-8)
     Mealtime in the Middle Ages (Grades 6-8)
     Medieval Fashion (Grades 6-8)
     Doing Business in the Middle Ages (Grades 6-8)

Fiction
     A Bird with No Feet (Grades 4-5)


Finish the Story
     Raiders on Lambay (Grades 3-4)


Middle Ages Analogies
             Middle Ages Analogies


Book Units
    The Knight at Dawn (Magic Tree House) (Grades 2-3)
    Christmas in Camelot (Magic Tree House #29) (Grades 2-5)
    Summer of the Sea Serpent #31 (Grades 2-5)
    Kenny and the Dragon (Grades 3-6)
    Sir Cumference and The Great Knight of Angleland (Grades 3-8)
    Sir Cumference and the First Round Table: A Math Adventure (Grades 3-8)
    Sir Cumference and the Isle of Immeter (Grades 3-8)
    Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone: A Math Adventure (Grades 3-8)
    Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi (Grades 3-10)
    Dealing with Dragons (Grades 4-7)
    Girl in a Cage (Grades 4-7)
    Inkdeath (Grades 4-8)
    The Door in the Wall (Grades 4-8)
    The Midwife's Apprentice (Grades 5-7)
    Fire (Grades 5-8)
    Graceling (Grades 5-8)
    The Trumpeter of Krakow (Grades 5-8)
    Crispin: At the Edge of the World (Grades 5-9)
    Eragon (Grades 5-10)
    The Adventures of Robin Hood (Grades 5-10)
    Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village (Grades 5-12)
    The Taming of the Shrew (Grades 6-8)
    Catherine, Called Birdy (Grades 6-9)
    Crispin: The Cross of Lead (Grades 6-9)
    King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table (Grades 7-12)
    Here Lies Arthur (Grades 8-12)
    Beowulf (Grades 9-12)
    Grendel (Grades 9-12)
    Macbeth (Grades 9-12)
    The Canterbury Tales (Grades 9-12)


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