More Knights and Chivalry!

Mr. Donn’s website has games, projects, and videos!

http://medievaleurope.mrdonn.org/knights.html

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Middle Ages Videos!

Gothic Invasion of Rome:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0Ly96WK0CY

 

Castle Design:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTFfL1TaA8c

 

A Knight’s Attire:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COTxnTQuJd8

 

Horrible Histories:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xff4Z5xMMro

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtaRI1UD0y0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKDE9D4Wfgw

 

 

 

 

 

Feudalism!

From :  http://www.ducksters.com/history/middle_ages_feudal_system.php :  The basic government and society in Europe during the middle ages was based around the feudal system. Small communities were formed around the local lord
and the manor. The lord owned the land and everything in it. He would keep the peasants safe in return for their service. The lord, in return, would providthe king with soldiers or taxes.

feudalism

  Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zO-8f3XpNMg

Links:

http://www.kidspast.com/world-history/0207-feudalism.php

http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/medieval/government/feudalism.htm

http://medievaleurope.mrdonn.org/

Europe in the Middle Ages!

Chivalry!

A Knight's Code of Chivalry

Websites about chivalry in the Middle Ages:

http://www.middle-ages.org.uk/knights-code-of-chivalry.htm

http://www.heraldica.org/topics/orders/knights.htm

http://www.medieval-life.net/chivalry.htm

The Black Death!

From http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/science/medicine/plague.htm:  Bubonic plague was one of the most feared diseases of the ancient and medieval worlds. Nobody could tell what caused it, and most people who got it died within a few days, screaming in pain. And when one or two people in a village got it, usually it spread to everyone else, and many of them died.

The Triumph of Death is an oil panel painting by Pieter Bruegel the Elder painted c. 1562. It has been in the Museo del Prado in Madrid since 1827.

The Triumph of Death
is an oil panel painting by Pieter Bruegel the Elder painted c. 1562. It has been in the Museo del Prado in Madrid since 1827.

 

More Links:

http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/medieval/history/highmiddle/plague.htm

http://medieval-castles.org/index.php?cat=16

http://medievaleurope.mrdonn.org/plague.html

http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/health-and-human-body/human-diseases/plague-article/

http://www.ducksters.com/history/middle_ages_black_death.php

Horrible Histories:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=275WO03S5v4

Anatomy of a Castle and Life in the Middle Ages!

Medievel Castle

Draw your own MEDIEVEL CASTLE!

VIDEO:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_w4FGgOVsM

Learn more about life in the Middle Ages!

http://www.learner.org/interactives/middleages/feudal.html

http://www.medieval-life.net/life_main.htm

Medievel Times

Leave a comment and tell us what you know about Feudal Life!

Chaparral Middle School Castle Project!

Homework Project

Middle Ages Castle (Feudalism)

This is your final homework project of the year.  Many students say it the most difficult, many students say it is the most fun.

In addition to building the castle, a writing component is required.

Several areas of the castle must be labeled alphabetically (A, B, C, D, etc.).  These letters correspond to a display board (separate from the castle) with a caption for each letter.

Grades are earned by meeting parts of the grading rubric below.  High quality work may earn a bonus, and low quality work may earn a deduction.

Grading Rubric

  1. Vertical walls:  with crenellation (walkways on walls earn an extra five points)
  2. Gatehouse:  (the most complicated) two gates, portcullis, crenellation, arrow slots and murder holes (a working drawbridge earns an extra five points)
  3. Towers:  taller than the walls and gatehouse, yet they are shorter than the keep, circular or rectangular, arrow slots (turrets or flared base earns five points)
  4. Keep:  tallest building in the castle, door often raised, arrow slots, flag (banner), code of arms.  The keep was the last place to defend.
  5. Bailey:  open area inside the walls and keep, used the open space to move soldiers, civilians, and supplies
  6. Moat:  The first defense against attack, two types-Dry Moat with traps, or Wet Moat with traps
  7. Sign:  Old English

Extra Credit (1 point each)

serfs’ huts

sortie points

tunnels

chapel (small church) in Keep

NOTE!

This is a model of a feudal castle.  This is not:  Disney, alligators in the moat, monsters, plastic American soldiers, etc.

The History of Judaism!

Jewish history is over 4,000 years long and includes hundreds of different populations.

Relief from the Arc of Titus that depicts Roman soldiers sacking the Second Temple in Jerusalem during the second Jewish-Roman War (circa 70 AD). Note that the soldiers are carrying away the Temple's menorah as part of their spoils.

Relief from the Arc of Titus that depicts Roman soldiers sacking the Second Temple in Jerusalem during the
second Jewish-Roman War (circa 70 AD). Note that the soldiers are carrying away the Temple’s menorah as
part of their spoils.

From http://www.thejewishmuseum.org/historyofancientisrael:  Evidence of the Israelites as a distinct cultural group first appears in the archaeological record around 1200 BCE.

The Star of David, known in Hebrew as the Shield of David  is a generally recognized symbol of Jewish indentiy and Judaism. Its shape is that of a hexagram, the compound of two equilateral triangles. The hexagram has been in use as a symbol of Judaism since the 17th century.

Links:

http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/religion/jews/

http://www.bje.org.au/learning/judaism/kids/history.html

http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/westasia/history/jews.htm

http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/subjects/judaism.htm