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Medieval Realms: 'How religious were people in Medieval times?

Medieval Realms: 'How religious were people in Medieval times?

A student-led lesson on medieval religion. Students work through a range of activities that develop their knowledge and understanding of the role of religion and the church in medieval times. Activities include extracting details from a doom painting and using this to respond to questions, analysing the different routes to heaven and creating an exhibition for a museum. This lesson is easy to follow, ready to teach with clear step by step instructions and differentiated tasks.
planmylesson
WORLD HERITAGE SITE - WHAT HAPPENED TO THE 2 GIANT BUDDHAS OF AFGHANISTAN?

WORLD HERITAGE SITE - WHAT HAPPENED TO THE 2 GIANT BUDDHAS OF AFGHANISTAN?

Here is a unit that creates student interest and opportunity for class discussion about the need to maintain and protect World Heritage Sites. You will see that the material within this standalone unit cuts across curriculum topics of history (Buddhism/building phase); geography (environment/location), religion (Buddhism/Islam) and slots into studies of World Heritage sites. This unit touches on historical trade routes (The Silk Road) and provides an opportunity to reflect on the current political insecurity of Afghanistan. Despite widespread objections the Taliban of Afghanistan reduced the Giant Buddhas to rubble. In 2003, two years after their destruction UNESCO listed the caverns which once contained the giant Buddhas as “endangered sites”. So why did the destruction occur? Follow the process and allow opportunity for discussion and debate. The attached worksheet provides opportunity for a fill-in activity.
KPolkinghorne
Middle Ages Interactive Notebook

Middle Ages Interactive Notebook

This Interactive Notebook is designed to be used with any textbook or curriculum. There are 23 interactive foldable booklets included. your student will cut out, fold, and document inside each one as he learns about the Middle Ages. All instructions and templates are included. Topics covered include Timeline, Nobility, Common People, Feudalism, Castles, Homes, Festivals, Foods, Feasts, Jousts & Tournaments, Music, Art, Clothing, Tools, Weapons, Vikings, Justinian, Charlemagne, Crusades, Magna Carta, Vikings, Bubonic Plague, Vocabulary, and Fun Facts. You may choose to use as many booklets as you like. All are included. This ebook format includes a downloadable PDF file. Just follow the instructions, cut, fold, glue, and create!
KnowledgeBoxCentral
THE ORIGIN -EXPANSION-ACHIEVEMENTS AND COLLAPSE OF THE KHMER EMPIRE OF CAMBODIA

THE ORIGIN -EXPANSION-ACHIEVEMENTS AND COLLAPSE OF THE KHMER EMPIRE OF CAMBODIA

Here is a resource with potentially a whole range of uses. It can stand alone as an investigation into "lost cities in the forest". It fits into medieval history and histories of Empires. It fits in with significant urban developments of the Middle Ages. It can be used in studies of World Heritage Sites - Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom (Bayon Temple). It touches themes of Hindu and Buddhist religions. In the investigation phase of the Angkor region it indicates the role of satellite imagery, scientific investigations of dendrochronology to link with climate change. Take your students into the forests north of Siem Reap Cambodia and they can be like the first foreign missionaries who ventured in an area on the strength of local stories of a lost civilisation. Discover the ruined temple of Ta Prohm (see the picture) and then follow the discoveries of the large urban complexes of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom. Carefully selected photographs and maps will allow your students to see the scope and skill of the builders of the temples, canals, moats and bridges of the Angkor area. Enter Angkor Thom across the causeway and through the South Gate as the Chinese Zhou Daguan did centuries ago. Who was Zhou Daguan? Well he is part of the discovery. His worksheet and the question sheet are provided as attachments. This unit will enhance studies of Asian environment, history and culture.
KPolkinghorne
The Black Death-Introductory lesson

The Black Death-Introductory lesson

An outstanding lesson for a mixed ability Y7 class. Activities include the use of mini whiteboard, information hunt, differentiated worksheets and differentiated plenary.
bandi
How to attack a castle?

How to attack a castle?

An outstanding lesson with differentiated activities and the plenary is the use of PEE paragraphs with a success criteria.
bandi
Walking in his/her shoes - The Mongol Expansion

Walking in his/her shoes - The Mongol Expansion

Can your students walk in the shoes of someone from the topic The Mongol Expansion? This empathetic task requires students to recount an attack on a the village of Otrar, on the border of the Khwarazm Empire. Unfortunately, your account must be given on your knees before the Great Khan and you will need to explain why 20 warriors died. There is a marking guide provided. This task is designed for students of the NSW History K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Stage 4 Depth Study 6: Expanding Contacts The Mongols
WayneWoods