Medieval Careers: Knights and Heraldry
Medieval Careers: Knights and Heraldry
This product contains 4 one-page reading passages covering the job of a Medieval Knight, training of a knight, heraldry and the coat of arms, and the dubbing ceremony. Activities, review game, worksheet and teacher’s key are all included. This product is also perfect for substitute teachers, enrichment learning, homeschool or co-ops! The reading passages are great for close reading with any non-fiction graphic organizer (not included).

What were the responsibilities of a knight? The main responsibility of a knight was to serve their king or lord. A knight can be thought of as a soldier for the king. During a time of war, the knight would go to battle against the enemy or guard the castle; during times of peace, the knight would continue to train and prepare for war and also run his estate. At all times knights were expected to be chivalrous (well-mannered and courteous). This lesson plan covers the respectable medieval career of a Knight and touches on Heraldry.

This is one lesson in a series of “Medieval Career Lesson Plans.”


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Created: Dec 21, 2015

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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