What was life like in the Middle Ages?

This KS3 lesson should take one hour to complete. The Power Point leads students through all activities and all accompanying resources are included. This is my first Year 7 lesson at the start of our first unit on Medieval Realms.

Aims and Objectives:

  • To know some facts about life in the Middle Ages.
  • To select evidence from sources to answer a question.
  • To apply this evidence to reached a balanced judgement about life in the Middle Ages (good and bad things).

Activities include a true/false introductory medieval quiz, a source analysis exercise that encourages students to use source material effectively to support their points (this starts with a collection of negative sources before balancing these with positive sources), a vocabulary homework with test sheet on the next unit- The Battle of Hastings.

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  • Life-in-the-Middle-Ages.pptx
  • Medieval-Realms-Source-Set.docx
  • Norman-Conquest--Key-Words.docx
  • Norman-Conquest--Key-Words-Test.docx
  • Norman-Conquest--Key-Words-(SEN).docx
  • Norman-Conquest--Key-Words-Test-(SEN).docx

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