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Medieval Times
Lesson Plans

Week One...Introduce Medieval unit by going over project list and letter to be sent home to parents.  Fill out the know of the "Know, Need to Know, Learn" chart.  Show video "Sword in the Stone" for introduction of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

Vocabulary words for week one. Make medieval dictionary.  Look up vocabulary words and write in medieval dictionary.  Draw pictures of selected words.  Click here for list of words.

Finish video and complete the "Need to Know" of KNL chart.

Discuss King Arthur and begin reading Chapter One, "Coming of Arthur"

Vocabulary Test on spelling and definitions of week one words.

Week Two...History/Battle of Hastings

Vocabulary words for week two.  Look up vocabulary words and write in medieval dictionary.  Draw pictures of selected words. Click here for list of words.

Complete comprehension questions for Chapter One.  Read Chapter Two, "Excalibur"

Discuss history of Middle Ages

Project Work....reports and dictionary

Vocabulary Test

Week Three...Vocabulary words for week three.  Look up vocabulary words and write in medieval dictionary.  Draw pictures of selected words. Click here for list of words.

Read Chapters Three & Four, "Round Table"/"Lost Scabbard"

Compreshension questions/Discuss Feudalism and work on visual for feudalism....two days

Vocabulary Test

Week Four...Vocabulary words for week four.  Look up vocabulary words and write in medieval dictionary.  Draw pictures of selected words. Click here for list of words.

Read Chapter 5, "Sir Lancelot"

Comprehension Questions/Discuss people of middle ages.

Project work on "Boy Becoming a Knight" and "Knight and Armor"

Vocabulary Test
 

Week Five...Vocabulary words for week five.  Look up vocabulary words and write in medieval dictionary.  Draw pictures of selected words. Click here for list of words.

Read Chapter Six "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight"

Continue discussion of people and clothing of the middle ages.

Project work on Chivalry/Clothing/Tools/Weapons

Vocabulary Test/Video on Knights and Armor

Week Six...Vocabulary words for week six.  Look up vocabulary words and write in medieval dictionary.  Draw pictures of selected words. Click here for list of words.

Read Chapter Seven, "Kitchen Knight"

Finish Chapter Seven and begin discussion of castles.

Project work on Parts of Castle/Offenses and Defenses

Vocabulary Test

Week Seven...Vocabulary words for week seven.  Look up vocabulary words and write in medieval dictionary.  Draw pictures of selected words. Click here for list of words.

Read Chapter Eight, "Sir Percival"

Continue discussion of castles

Project work on real estate ad and castle design

Independent project work

Vocabulary Test

Week Eight...Vocabulary words for week seven.  Look up vocabulary words and write in medieval dictionary.  Draw pictures of selected words. Click here for list of words.

Read Chapters Nine and Ten, "Sir Galahad"

Comprehension questions/Discuss Heraldry

Project work on Shield and Coat of Arms

Independent Project Work

Vocabulary Test

Week Nine...Read Chapter Eleven, "Death of Arthur"

Independent Project Work

Culmination...Medieval Feast