WEBSITES ON THE MIDDLE AGES/MEDIEVAL LIFE

FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS

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All of the sites listed were active as of February 17, 2006. The evaluation is by the AVA Center staff according to the amount of information given, the general appearance of the site and its potential use in the classroom.  This list has been expanded and is triple the length of the 2002 list. 

                            Websites        Lesson Plans & Classroom Activities        Webquests

ALL ABOUT MEDIEVAL TIMES             NEW!
http://www.suelebeau.com/medievaltimes.htm
A page of links to topics on the medieval period. Sections: About Medieval Times, About Castles, About Knights and Jousts. For elementary students. Excellent

ANTHOLOGY OF MIDDLE ENGLISH LITERATURE
http://www.luminarium.org/medlit/
Information, biographies, quotes and excerpts from the works of middle English authors. Includes: Geoffrey Chaucer, John Gower, Sir Gawain, William Langland, Julian of Norwich, Margery Rempe, Sir Thomas Malory, Everyman, Medieval Plays, Medieval Lyrics, Essays & Articles and extensive Links. Excellent

BATTLE OF HASTINGS 1066
http://www.battle1066.com/
A long, colorful and thorough examination of the Battle of Hastings in 1066 and the enormous changes it was to bring about in Europe. Follows a timeline. Sections include: The Romans, The Saxons, The Vikings, The Faith, Where is 1066 Country?, Kings of Wessex and England, Why Did the Battle Happen?, Harold’s Battle Force, William’s Battle Force, the Battle, The Aftermath, Norman Rule After 1066, The Norman Cavalry, The Bayeux Tapestry and much, much more. An outstanding site. Note: Check out the letters section for additional comments and information. Excellent

THE BAYEUX TAPESTRY
http://www.hastings1066.com/
Thumbnail images of the Bayeux Tapestry which depicts events leading to the Battle of Hasting in 1066. Includes the Old English and Modern English description, the history of the Tapestry and Highlights. Excellent

CAMELOT VILLAGE: BRITAIN’S HERITAGE AND HISTORY
http://www.camelotintl.com/village/street.html
Click on one of the people in the village street scene to learn more about them, i.e. women, crime, entertainment, trader, etc. Sections: Famous Britons, "British" Battles, British Castles, Counties, Historic Houses, Camelot Legend, Medieval Life, Myths & Legends, Historic Places, Romans, Rulers of Britain, Tower of London, Royal Palace and more. Some sections have multimedia. Excellent

CASTLES – 42EXPLORE             NEW!
http://www.42explore2.com/castle.htm
Basic information on castles with webquests and activities. For elementary students. Excellent

CASTLES OF BRITAIN CASTLE LEARNING CENTER
http://www.castles-of-britain.com/castle6.htm
Extensive information on castles and life in them. Sections include: About Castles, Bathing & Washing, Bird’s Eye Views, Building a Castle, Building Materials, Castle Defenses, Medieval Siege, Medieval Women, Drawbridges, Privy, and much, much more. Excellent

DOMINION AND DOMINATION OF THE GENTLER SEX- THE LIVES OF MEDIEVAL WOMEN – A THINKQUEST SITE
http://library.thinkquest.org/12834/?tqskip1=1&tqtime=1126
A student-created site that looks at the lives of medieval women. Sections: The Inquisition (a quiz), Visit the City (take a tour to examine the roles of medieval women), Biographies, Sister Cities (links), and Miscellany. Excellent

ENTER THE MIDDLE AGES
http://emuseum.mnsu.edu/history/middleages/
Journey to the Middle Ages with four guides. Sections: The Knight’s Realm, The Nun’s Realm, The Merchants Realm and the Peasants Realm. Each section discusses their role in society, their daily lives and more. Excellent

EYEWITNESS TO THE MIDDLE AGES AND THE RENAISSANCE         NEW URL!
http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/mefrm.htm
First person accounts of important events in history. Sections: Invasion of England 1066, The Murder of Thomas Becket 1170, The Crusaders Capture Jerusalem 1099, Richard the Lionheart Massacres the Saracens 1191, Kublai Khan in Battle 1287, The Black Death 1348, Crime and Punishment in Elizabethan England, and more. Click on Middle Ages and Renaissance. Excellent

GODECOOKERY.COM
http://www.godecookery.com/
A huge site on food and cooking in medieval times. Sections include: A Boke of Gode Cookery; A Chaucerian Cookery; An Elizabethan Dinner Conversation; A Feast for the Eyes; A Word from the Cook; The Cockentrice – A Ryal Mete (check this out!), Coqz Heaumez – A Helmeted Cock (similar); Byzantine Recipes and much more. Note: There is more than food featured on this site. Check it out. Excellent

INTERNET MEDIEVAL SOURCEBOOK
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/sbook.html
A massive resource on medieval studies, meant to be used by teachers and students. Outstanding. Excellent

JOAN OF ARC: GIRL WARRIOR
http://www.click2history.com/joanof_arc/joanof_arc_ch1.htm
The story of Joan of Arc, the French visionary who led the French army against the English, only to be captured and executed. Sections: Story Preface, Who Was Joan of Arc?, War During Joan’s Childhood, War Affects Joan’s Family, Who Should be King?, France Needs a Leader, Could a Young Woman Lead an Army?, Joan Wins at Orleans, Joan is Betrayed, Catholic Church Accuses Joan, Trial: A Mockery of Justice, The Final Setup, Joan is Burned, the Verdict is Announced, Joan & the Modern World, What Happened to the Others?, More Links About Joan of Arc and Used & Recommended Sources. (Note: We found a few internal broken links) Excellent

THE LITTLEST KNIGHT
http://www.pacificnet.net/~cmoore/lk/index.htm
A delightful online children’s story about a blacksmith who was very small but who dreamed big, fought the dragon and won the princess. There is even a moral. Excellent for primary students. Excellent

THE MAGNA CARTA: SOURCE OF CIVIL RIGHTS
http://www.click2history.com/magna_carta/magna_carta_ch1.htm
An explanation of the importance of the Magna Carta in establishing the legal rights of an individual. Sections: Story Preface; What is the Magna Carta?; The Source of Trouble; Cross Purposes at Runnymede; The Pope Responds; The Barons Prevail; Britain’s Statute Number One; What Happened to John?; and Used & Recommended Sources. Excellent

THE MEDIEVAL CASTLE                     NEW!
http://library.thinkquest.org/C001514/inglese/home.html
A site by students for students in which they travel back in time and tour a medieval city. "We are in an unspecified European city of average dimensions, pointed out on the sea, obviously in full Middle Ages. Peasants and traders reside there, but also a gentleman living in a castle. We find there a small army, ready to grow in case of need, and some traveller residing there for a single night. We will also have the occasion to walk round the market, to assist to a tournament, to have a look at the rooms of the castle, discovering information and in search of oddities and curiosities that we will define " Travel's notes ". In short, we are going to try not to be only a history book, but an occasion to experience an interesting historical period." Excellent

MEDIEVAL EUROPE FOR K-12 TEACHERS AND STUDENTS                 NEW!
http://worldhistory.mrdonn.org/middleages.html
Extensive links to topics on the period. Sections: Celts Daily Life, Christianity/Church, Vikings, Crusades, Medieval Life, Castle Life, Monk Life, Knight Life, Feudalism, Warfare, Magna Carta/Law, Plague/Black Death, Art/Architecture, Music/Food/Faires, Famous People, Other Barbarians, More Units/Lessons, Webquests, Worksheets, Arthur/Robin Hood, Literature/Folk Tales, Geography, Free Medieval Clip Art, Additional Resources, Byzantine Empire, Ottoman Empire, Ghana/Mali/Songhai, Feudal Japan, Incas/Mayas/Aztecs, and Chinese Dynasties. Excellent

MEDIEVAL SIEGE – NOVA
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lostempires/trebuchet/
Companion site for the Nova program Medieval Siege in which a crew successfully designed built and fired a pair of trebuchets, engines of war popular in the Middle Ages. Sections: Nova Builds a Trebuchet (slide show), Medieval Arms Race, Life in a Castle, and Destroy the Castle (Hot Science) which is a game you can play. Build your own trebuchet online and try to destroy the castle. Excellent

MEDIEVAL TIMES – 42EXPLORE                 NEW!
http://www.42explore2.com/medieval.htm
Basic information on the medieval period for elementary students with activities and webquests. Excellent

MEDIEVAL WOMEN – AN INTERACTIVE EXPLORATION                 NEW!
http://mw.mcmaster.ca/home.html
Follow Christine in her exploration of the medieval world. Visit the Nunnery, the World, the Scriptorium, and a Timeline. Use the Site Map for an overview. Needs RealPlayer. Excellent

MERLIN’S CASTLE – ATTACK THE CASTLE
http://www.rain.org/~philfear/castle.html
Pages to print out with directions to build a paper castle as well as soldiers and Merlin and Fata Morgana as they battle for control of the castle. Don’t forget to Download a Dragon to make also. Excellent

METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART (NYC)
http://www.metmuseum.org/collections/index.asp
Look here for the online exhibits from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. They have extensive resources from the Middle Ages. Check out the Arms & Armor, Medieval Art and The Cloisters online collections. When you click on one of the topics on the left at the site, you can choose "View 50 Highlights" (at top) to see thumbnails of 50 objects in the collection. Then click on each for more information and more views. Other collections have a few items also. Excellent

METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART – EXPLORE AND LEARN
http://www.metmuseum.org/explore/Whats_New.asp
In-depth educational resources for students. Sections on the medieval period: The Unicorn Tapestries, In the Footsteps of Marco Polo…, The Kitano Tenjin Engi Emaki, and the Studiolo from the Ducal Palace in Gubbio. Includes audio narrations. Excellent

METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART -THE TIMELINE OF ART HISTORY
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/splash.htm
"The Timeline of Art History is a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world, as illustrated especially by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection"
Includes both artworks and decorative objects including showing students medieval history around the world. Excellent

THE MIDDLE AGES                     NEW!
http://www.themiddleages.net/
A gateway site with links to information on the period. Sections: Famous Medieval People, Middle Ages Art & Lifestyle, Middle Ages Weapons & Warfare, Middle Ages Literature and Other Resources. Excellent

MIDDLE AGES AND RENAISSANCE LINKS
http://killeenroos.com/link/midren.htm
A huge list of links to resources for the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Note: The samples we tested all worked. Excellent

MIDDLE AGES BY HISTORYLINK 101
http://www.historylink101.com/midieval.htm
Your connection "to the best of Art, Biographies, Daily Life, Maps, Pictures and Research on the Middle Ages." Sections: Art, Daily Life, Pictures, Maps, Research, and Biographies. Plus lessons on Middle Ages Art and Architecture. Excellent

MIDDLE AGES CLASSROOM CLIPART
http://classroomclipart.com/cgi-bin/kids/imageFolio.cgi?direct=History/Middle_Ages
Excellent clipart for students. Topics: Castles, Costumes, Crusades, Feudalism, Food & Cookery, Games, Guilds & Trades, Hunting, Transportation, Inquisition, Knights, Religion, and War & Armies. Excellent (Note: This site is one to keep bookmarked)

MIDDLE AGES: HISTORY
http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/medieval/history/history.htm
Basic information for upper elementary students on the Middles Ages. Sections: Early Middle Ages, High Middle Ages and Late Middle Ages. Excellent

NETSURF: THE INTERNET CONNECTION FOR MEDIEVAL RESOURCES
http://www.netserf.org/
A search engine for a huge amount of information on the Middle Ages from daily life, people, literature, architecture, religion, science, drama, law and more. Check out the Medieval News for recent events. Excellent

ODIN’S CASTLE OF DREAMS AND LEGENDS: AN ARCHIVE OF HISTORY AND HISTORICAL RESOURCES
http://www.odinscastle.org/
A huge site with information on history from ancient times to today. Way too much to detail here. Check out The Keep, The Great Hall, The King’s Chambers, The Monk’s Cell, The Herbarium, The Bastion, and more. Outstanding. Excellent

THE ONLINE REFERENCE BOOK FOR MEDIEVAL STUDIES                 NEW!
http://the-orb.net/
"The ORB is an academic site, written and maintained by medieval scholars for the benefit of their fellow instructors and serious students"
Sections: The ORB Encyclopedia, The ORB Textbook Library, What Every Medievalist Should Know, Of General Interest, Resources for Teaching, External Links, E-Texts, and the ORB Reference Shelf. Too advanced for most students but good for teachers. Excellent

THE TOME – THE CASTLE OF SIR CLISTO SEVERSWORD
http://www.sirclisto.com/
A gateway site to a wealth of information on the medieval period. From Archery to Warfare and much, much more. Excellent

TOUR THE CITY OF CANTERBURY ENGLAND
http://www.hillside.co.uk/tour/
A detailed photo tour of the ancient city of Canterbury in England, an important city for over a thousand years. In addition, there are reports of archeological digs within the city with photos of their finds. Includes maps and detailed information. Excellent

WILLIAM WALLACE "BRAVEHEART"
http://www.click2history.com/braveheart/braveheart_ch1.htm
An account of the rebellion of Scotland against the English in the late 13th century and the Scottish hero William Wallace, familiar to students from the movie Braveheart. Sections:  Story Preface, The Makings of a Hero?, Who Should be King?, A Hero Emerges, The Two-Handed Sword Gets Busy, Wallace the Leader, Victory at Sterling Bridge, Wallace the "Outlaw", Defeat at Falkirk, Wallace Betrayed, A Trial Without Justice, Barbarous Sentence, Execution, Robert the Bruce Achieves the Dream, What Happened to the Others?, More Links About the Story, and Used & Recommended Sources. Excellent

3D PHOTOS OF CASTLES AND FORTRESSES
http://www.3dphoto.net/stereo/world/topics/castles/castles.html
Photos in 2D and 3D of castles and fortresses in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Germany, Finland, Denmark, Switzerland, San Marino, Italy, Estonia, Austria, Slovakia and the Bahamas. Includes directions on how to view the 3D photos for the best effect. Note: 3D images take a few seconds to load. Very Good

ART OF THE MIDDLE AGES
http://witcombe.sbc.edu/ARTHmedieval.html
A huge collection of images of medieval art. Sections: Middle Ages: General; Early Christian; Byzantine; Islamic; Early Medieval; Romanesque; Gothic; Late Gothic Art in Italy; and Medieval Manuscripts. Very Good

BEOWULF TEACHER RESOURCES                     NEW!
http://www.leasttern.com/beowulf/bteacher.htm
Resources for teachers teaching Beowulf. Includes: Bibliography, Available Texts, Lesson Plans, Reading Questions, Essays Available Online, Other Resources, E-texts, E-books and more. Includes a link to student resources. Very Good

THE CRUSADES – A VIEW FROM JORDAN
http://www.acsamman.edu.jo/~ms/crusades/
A look at the Crusades from a 6th grade class in Amman, Jordan. Very Good

DECAMERON WEB
http://www.brown.edu/Departments/Italian_Studies/dweb/dweb.shtml
A wealth of material dedicated to Bocaccio’s masterpiece, The  Decameron. For high school or college level students. An examination in detail of the work and different versions of the text. Very Good

THE DOMESDAY BOOK
http://www.domesdaybook.co.uk/
Commissioned by William the Conqueror in 1085, the Domesday Book gave a detailed account of the lands owned by the king and his tenants and of their resources. Sections: The Domesday Book (the list of settlements) The Domesday Story, Timeline, Landowners, Place Name Origins, William the Conqueror, and a Glossary. Very Good

DRAMA OF THE MIDDLE AGES
http://www.theatredatabase.com/medieval/medieval_theatre_001.html
An article on the forms of drama in the Middle Ages. Sections: Ancient Theatre, Medieval Theatre, 16th Century Theatre, 17th Century Theatre, 18th Century Theatre, 19th Century Theatre, and 20th Century Theatre. Excellent links. Very Good

HISTORIC TALE CONSTRUCTION KIT                     NEW!
http://www.adgame-wonderland.de/type/bayeux.php
Based on the Bayeux Tapestries. Students can manipulate the images to form a story and email it to a friend or submit it to a gallery. You can see other stories in the Gallery but it takes a long time to load. Very Good

THE ILLUMINATED MIDDLE AGES                 NEW!
http://www.moyenageenlumiere.com/themes/index.cfm?sw=EN
"The Illuminated Middle Ages database presents several hundred recently digitized illuminated texts from French national library collections. While the full collection, in even higher resolution, is available for purchase on DVD-ROM, this web site gives access to the entire database. Only a portion of the full collection has been translated into English for the web site, but visitors may also view the French-language galleries in the site, where a dozen texts from each of the ten themes are presented daily. To see every text in high resolution, you will have have to either visit the site daily or order the DVD. In the meantime, the search interface allows you to perform full-text searches across the complete database. You are sure to enjoy this collection of breathtaking texts dating from the year 500 through the 1400s."
Sections: Time and Space; The Legal Imagination; Animals; Knowledge and Education; Mankind, the Family and Kinship; Showing the Invisible; Work and Daily Life; Faces of God; Signs and Forms of Power; and A World in the Margins. Suitable for junior high and up. Very Good

JOAN OF ARC ARCHIVE
http://archive.joan-of-arc.org/
Extensive information on this French girl who led the armies of France in to battle and was tried and executed by the English. Sections: Biography, Timeline, Signatures, Letters, Banners, Domremy, Manuscripts, Family Tree, Portraits, Quotes, Myths, Armor, La Pieronne, Sound Files and more. (Note: There were a few broken links on this page but still a wealth of information). Very Good

JOAN OF ARC MUSEUM
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/musee.jeannedarc/indexanglais.htm
Website of the Joan of Arc Museum in Rouen, France. Sections: Jeanne d’Arc, History of the Hundred Years of War, The Museum, Questionnaire, Other Sites, Movies, Phototeque. Very Good

KIDS’ CASTLE
http://kotn.ntu.ac.uk/castle/
Enter this castle through the drawbridge to see the various parts of the castle and what life was like there. Each section has additional activities or information. Very Good

KING ARTHUR: A MAN FOR THE AGES                         NEW!
http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/4186/Arthur/htmlpages/kingarthur.html
"The story of Arthur is old. People have been singing war songs in his honor for probably more than 1,500 years. The popular conception is of a King Arthur, with his lovely queen and noble knights, and the Round Table, and Excalibur, and the Holy Grail, and all the other trappings. The scholarly conception of Arthur is of a war leader in post-Roman Britain, fighting against the encroachment of Saxon settlers. The pages that follow examine both conceptions. But first, some Frequently Asked Questions:"
Sections: Explorations in Arthurian History, Explorations in Arthurian Legends. Very Good

KNIGHT COSTUME AND SHIELD – KIDS DOMAIN CRAFT EXCHANGE
http://www.kidsdomain.com/craft/hall-knight2.html
Instructions and supply list for making a knight’s costume and shield. Very Good

KNIGHT QUEST                         NEW!
http://library.thinkquest.org/J002767/
A site for students by students on knights and their lives. "In our  website we plan to tell you about such things as what knights did long ago, their armor parts, their  way of life, dragons, castles, and weapons. We thought the best way was to send you on a quest to be a knight Follow the spinning sword and it will lead the way!" Sections: Knights, Armor Info, Armor Chart, Castles, Dragons, Jokes, Pre-Page Test, Page’s Test, Squire’s Test, Knight’s Test, Final Test, Certificate, Knight’s List, and References. Very Good

KNIGHTS AND ARMOR
http://www.knightsandarmor.com/
Information for students on knights and armor. Sections: History of Knights, Armor, Weapons, Life of a Knight, Crusades, Chivalry, Heraldry, and Links. Very Good

LEGENDS                         NEW!
http://legends.dm.net/
Information on legends that have endured and inspired. Includes links to primary documents, articles and more. Sections: Robin Hood, King Arthur, Beowulf, Pirates & Privateers, Ballads & Broadsides, Swashbucklers & Fops, Fairy Tales, Shakespeare’s Stories, Saga & Sea-Kings, Paladins & Princes, Poets & Painters and Erin & Alba. Note: There are reference to the Middle Ages in every section. For grades 7 and up. Very Good

MARRIAGE DURING THE MIDDLE AGES
http://www.medieval-weddings.net/
Detailed information on marriage and weddings during the Middle Ages. Sections: Wedding Traditions, Marriage Laws Marriage Customs, Castle Ceremonies, Country Weddings, Castle Feasts, Medieval Clothing, Bridal Jewelry, Beauty Treatments, Bridal Gifts, Cakes, Bridal Dresses, Bridal Flowers, Courtly Love and Knights & Chivalry. Very Good

MEDIEVAL AGE – 1066-1500                 NEW!
http://www.learnhistory.org.uk/medieval/
Links to a large number of topics on the medieval period. Very Good

MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE EUROPE – PRIMARY HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS
http://library.byu.edu/~rdh/eurodocs/medren.html
Online versions of a large number of medieval and Renaissance historical documents. Examples: Capitulary of Charlemagne, The Ordinance of Louis the Pious, Catalonian Manuscripts, The Life of St. Edward the Confessor and much more. Very Good

MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE HISTORY             NEW!
http://www.snowcrest.net/jmike/medieval.html
Links for students and teachers on medieval history. Very Good

MEDIEVAL CRUSADES
http://www.medievalcrusades.com/
Detailed information on the Crusades. Sections: The Crusades Begin, Kings of Jerusalem, Foes of the Crusaders, State of Antioch, State of Tripoli, State of Edessa, Coinage, and Links. Very Good

MEDIEVAL ENGLAND                 NEW!
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/Year%207.htm
Links for elementary students and up on medieval England. Sections: Personalities and Events and Medieval Topics. Very good for student research. Very Good

MEDIEVAL ENGLISH TOWNS             NEW!
http://www.trytel.com/~tristan/towns/towns.html
"The aim of the Medieval English Towns site is to provide historical information about cities and towns in England during the Middle Ages, with particular but not exclusive emphasis on medieval boroughs of East Anglia and on social, political and constitutional history. A growing selection of primary documents (translated into English) relevant to English urban history is included."
Sections: Introduction, Town Histories, Office Holding and more. Includes a Glossary and a Biographical List. Better than it looks at first glance. Very Good

MEDIEVAL FIEFDOM             NEW!
http://library.thinkquest.org/10949/index.html
A site by students for students on Medieval life. Choose your graphics level to view more of the site. Includes: Fortifications, War and Buildings and Society, People and Their Way of Life. Very Good

MEDIEVAL HISTORY STARTER QUIZ             NEW!
http://historymedren.about.com/library/weekly/aastarterquiz.htm
A 20 question quiz about the Middle Ages from its beginnings to the end of the period. Note: Use the many links on this site as a starting point for research. Very Good

MEDIEVAL LIFE             NEW!
http://www.medieval-life.net/
A fairly extensive site on medieval life. Sections: Life, History, Famines, Food, Health, Literature, Chivalry and Romance. Most sections have several sub-sections. Excellent for student research grades 3 and up. Very Good

MEDIEVAL LINKS FOR TEACHERS                 NEW!
http://www.mtlakes.org/ww/tech/webtools/med.htm
Links for teachers to use in teaching about the medieval period. Note: We found a couple of broken links. Good

MEDIEVAL/RENAISSANCE FOOD HOMEPAGE
http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/food.html
A page of links to all kinds of information about food in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Includes Primary Sources, Articles, Recipes and more. Very Good

MEDIEVAL QUEST                     NEW!
http://library.thinkquest.org/J002390/index.html
A site for students by students in grades 4-5 on the medieval period. "Join Tiamat, our dragon guide, on a fantastic journey into the past...Tiamat will whisk you around the fascinating world of Medieval Times. You can design coats of arms, learn how to cook a Medieval meal, and learn about unimaginable things from the past. You will see kings and queens in their finery, knights coated with silver, and flags flying above castles. We hope you enjoy our site. Welcome to Magnificent Medieval Times!"
Sections: Lifestyle, Castles, Knights, Heraldry, Myths and Activities. The Activities include a quiz, a crossword puzzle and a design your own shield activity. Very Good

MEDIEVAL TECHNOLOGY PAGES
http://scholar.chem.nyu.edu/tekpages/Technology.html
Information on medieval technology. Includes a subject index and a timeline. Examples: Artesian Wells, Cannons, Grindstones, Iron Working, Horse Shoes, Mirrors, Paper, Rat Traps, Tidal Mills, Wine Press and much more. Includes some drawings and references. Very Good

MEDIEVAL TIMES, CASTLES AND KNIGHTS NEW!
http://schoolweb.missouri.edu/smithville.k12.mo.us/uptegrove/medievaltimes.html
A page of links to topics on the medieval period. Suitable for elementary students. Very Good

MEDIEVAL TIMES INTERNET SITES FOR GRADE 4             NEW!
http://www3.sympatico.ca/ferndale/Medieval.htm
Links for medieval research for 4th grade students. There are 10 sections, each with a leading question and a link to find the answer. Note: We found a broken link on this site. Very Good

THE MIDDLE AGES
http://www.learner.org/exhibits/middleages/
Information on the realities of life in the Middle Ages from PBS. Sections: Feudal Life, Religion, Homes, Clothing, Health, Arts & Entertainment, and Town Life. Very Good

THE MIDDLE AGES
http://www.byu.edu/ipt/projects/middleages/
Resources on the Middle Ages for history students. Check out the Index of Materials on the Middle Ages and the Other Web Sites sections. Ignore the rest. Very Good

THE MIDDLE AGES, CHIVALRY AND KNIGHTHOOD                 NEW!
http://www.teacheroz.com/Middle_Ages.htm
A huge site with links to information on a wide range of topics. Note: We found some broken links in the many on this site. Very Good

THE MIDDLE AGES FOR KIDS             NEW!
http://www.kathimitchell.com/middleages.htm
An extensive list of links by category for students. Very Good

MIDDLE AGES LINKS                 NEW!
http://www.trumbull.k12.oh.us/teachers/resources/Themes/middle%20ages.htm
A page of links to websites, lesson plans and webquests on the Middle Ages. Very Good

THE MIDDLE AGES TRUST WEB SITE LOCATOR
http://members.aol.com/tmatrust/websites.html
A gateway site to lots of links to sites dealing with the Middle Ages. Very Good

THE NORMAN CONQUEST SCHOOL SITE                 NEW URL!
http://www.normanconquest.co.uk/index.html
A website for history teachers and students on the Norman Conquest and the pivotal events of the year 1066. Sections: Information (Start Here), Quiz, Search, Worksheets and a Summary. Check out the worksheets which can be printed and used to guide students to the relevant material. Very Good

SCOTLAND’S KINGS AND QUEENS
http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/medieval/history/history.htm
A history of the kings and queens of Scotland. Sections: The House of Alpin, The House of Dunkeld, The House of Canmore, The House of Balliol, The House of Bruce, The House of Stewart, The Border Reivers (life on the borders), Scots Pioneers, Scottish Battles and more. Very Good

SHIELDS, KNIGHTS AND HERALDRY
http://www.yourchildlearns.com/heraldry.htm
Free software to download for kids to make their own shields and coats of arms. You can also play an exciting online game. Very Good

TIMEREF.COM – MEDIEVAL HISTORY TIMELINES                 NEW!
http://www.btinternet.com/~timeref/
"Welcome to TIMEREF.COM. Follow the history of Medieval Britain from the time of Alfred the Great, through the Norman Conquest and up to the start of the Tudor Age. Detailed Timelines contain events for years between 800 and 1499AD. Maps show the locations of castles, abbeys and cathedrals in England, Scotland and Wales. Every person and building on this site has its own timeline and links to related subjects."
Suitable for grades 5 and up. Very Good

WEID’S LINKS TO THE MIDDLE AGES                 NEW!
http://www.fidnet.com/~weid/midageindex.htm
This is a huge site with a wealth of information. Suitable for grade 7 and up. Some sites suitable for upper elementary. Very Good

AGES OFTREASURE TIMELINE GAME                 NEW!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/archaeology/treasure/timeline_launch.shtml
"From the Palaeolithic to the Norman Conquest, explore archaeological sites and treasures from the past, then test yourself on the eras and events in the Ages of Treasure game."
Good

THE ALCHEMY WEB SITE                 NEW!
http://www.levity.com/alchemy/index.html
"Over 100 megabytes online of information on alchemy in all its facets. Divided into over 1300 sections and providing tens of thousands of pages of text, over 2000 images, over 200 complete alchemical texts, extensive bibliographical material on the printed books and manuscripts, numerous articles, introductory and general reference material on alchemy."
Suitable for grade 7 and up. Good

ALCOHOLIC DRINKS OF THE MIDDLE AGES
http://users.stargate.net/~mshapiro/calcohol.html
Information, recipes and methods of making alcoholic drinks in the Middle Ages. Good.

ANGLO-SAXON COINS GAME                 NEW!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/lj/conquestlj/coin_entry.shtml
"Find out more about Anglo-Saxon money by taking a closer look at the coins and the stories behind them. When you think you know enough, test yourself by playing 'Coins' and see if you can make money talk."
Good

ARTLEX ON THE MIDDLE AGES
http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/m/middleages.html
Several examples of Middle Ages art. Good

ASM’S MIDDLE AGES PROJECT
http://www.asmilan.org/eschool/middle_ages/
A colorful site by middle school students. Sections: "Warfare by Chris, Crusades by Leo, Castles, Farming by Giuliana ,Clothes by Myles, Food by Cill, Peasant Life by Valentina, Exploration by Connor, Science by Marco, Architecture by Joel, Homes by Nicoletta, Feudal System by Ho Sung, Crusades by Matteo, Italy by Naike, Knights by Riccardo, Marriage by Jessica, Monastery Life by Cesare, Vikings by Nick. Good as suggestion for classes." Good

BIOGRAPHIES OF WOMEN IN THE MIDDLE AGES NEW!
http://www.ozedweb.com/history/middle_ages_biographies_women.htm
Brief biographical paragraphs of women in the Middle Ages. Sections: Women in Religion, Women in the Trades, Women in Politics, Women in War, Women in Science and Medicine, and Women in the Arts. Suitable for students of all grades. Good

BUILD A MEDIEVAL CASTLE
http://www.yourchildlearns.com/castle.htm
Free downloadable software with instructions for building a medieval castle. Also software to print our shield and the elements of heraldry. Good

BUILD AN ARCH GAME                 NEW!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/games/arches/index.shtml
Answer 5 questions to build a virtual arch. Good

THE CAERLAVEROCK DIG                 NEW!
http://www.suat.demon.co.uk/caerlaverock/index.htm
Follow the excavation of an English castle. Updates from the excavation show what has been uncovered. Suitable for students elementary and up. Good

THE CAMELOT PROJECT                 NEW!
http://www.lib.rochester.edu/camelot/cphome.stm
Information about the Arthurian legends and texts. Suitable for high school students. Good

THE CANTERBURY TALES ONLINE                 NEW!
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/Cha2Can.html
The complete online text of the Canterbury Tales in Middle English. Useful for research but students will not be able to understand the language. Good

CARDBOARD BOX CASTLE             NEW!
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/Boxcastle.shtml
Build a castle from a cardboard box. Good

CASEY AT THE BAT – MEDIEVAL STYLE             NEW!
http://www.loyno.edu/%7EMidAges/kmcderm.html
The poem "Casey at the Bat" is rendered in Middle English. Shows both versions. Good

CASTLES OF THE WORLD             NEW!
http://www.castles.org/
Links to castles around the world (actually Europe and Asia) with photos, descriptions, diagrams and more. A good resource for student research. Good

CHAUCER TEXTS ONLINE             NEW!
http://geoffreychaucer.org/texts/
Links to sites with online versions of the Canterbury Tales. Some have side by side translations into modern English. Good

THE CODE OF CHIVALRY AND COURTLY LOVE             NEW!
http://www.astro.umd.edu/~marshall/chivalry.html
The Code of Chivalry and the Rules of Courtly Love. Gives the basic rules people were to strive to live by. Good

THE CRUSADER AND AYYUBID PERIOD (1099-1250 CE)         NEW!
http://jeru.huji.ac.il/ef1.htm
Information on life in Jerusalem during the Crusades. Good

THE CRUSADES: A DEFENSIVE GESTURE             NEW!
http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/6981/defense.htm
Information on the reasons behind the Crusades. Good

THE CRUSADES AND THE RISE OF ISLAM         NEW!
http://www.mrdowling.com/606islam.html
A basic introduction for elementary students on the Crusades and the rise of Islam. Sections: The Crusades, The Arabs, Later Crusades and Cool Links. Good

DE RE MILITARI
http://www.deremilitari.org/
Site for the Society for Medieval Military History. Includes accounts of the great battles and armies of the Middle Ages. Check out the Journey of Medieval Military History and the Resources for Students and Scholars. Good

DEVIZES CASTLE ON THE WEB
http://www.geocities.com/TheTropics/3670/index.html
The website for Devizes Castle in England, built on the site of an 11th century wooden castle. Includes information on the history of the castle, its features today, and discussed the ghosts reputed to haunt it. Includes photos. For elementary students. Good

DIGITAL DANTE                 NEW!
http://dante.ilt.columbia.edu/new/
Detailed multimedia information about Dante and his Divine Comedy. Suitable for senior high students. Includes electronic texts, images and more. Good

THE DOMESDAY BOOK INDEX AND SEARCH ENGINE
http://www.infokey.com/hon/domesday.htm
A search engine allowing people with British ancestry to search for more information. "This is a hyperlink listing of the all the counties mentioned in the Domesday Book, a census of Norman Britain compiled in 1086, showing the land owners and conditions of the counties and their enclosures. If you have traced your Surname in our DataBase Search Engine, finding your family origin in England, you can use the following information to cross reference particular information about the county where your family heritage started." Good

DRACULA’S CASTLE – A WINDOW INTO EASTERN EUROPEAN HISTORY
http://www.draculascastle.com/index3.html
An exploration of the 12th century Bran Castle, said to be Dracula’s Castle. Includes other castles and citadels in Romania and information on Vlad Tepes who lived in Bran Castle. (Stories about him were the basis for the later Dracula stories). Good photos. Good

Dress, Jewels, Arms and Coat of Arms: Material Culture and Self-Representation in the Late Middle Ages
http://www.ceu.hu/medstud/manual/SRM/index.htm
A guide to the clothing of medieval times and of the various meanings of the styles, ornamentation and more. Includes Arms & Armor, Costumes, Jewelry, and Heraldry. Good

DRESSING CECILY: AN INTERACTIVE ELIZABETHAN WARDROBE
http://costume.dm.net/doll/index.html
Click on different items of clothing to put them on Lady Cecily as she prepares to visit the court of Queen Elizabeth. You may need review the "Overview of an Elizabethan Outfit" to do it. Fun. Good

EARLY MEDIEVAL RESOURCES FOR BRITAIN, IRELAND AND BRITTANY
http://members.aol.com/michellezi/resources-index.html
Information on Britain, Ireland and Brittany from roughly 400 AD to 800 AD. Sections include: Chronologies; Calendar of Saints; King Lists; Genealogies; Translations; Bibliography; The Heroic Age; Maps; Hagiography, History and Politics, and more. Good

EDWARD GRIM’S ACCOUNT OF THE MURDER OF THOMAS BECKET
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/grim-becket.html
When Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury was murdered in 1179 it changed the politico-religious landscape of England. This is a graphic account by one of his biographers. Good

ELIZABETH I (1533-1603)
http://www.luminarium.org/renlit/eliza.htm
Biographical information on Queen Elizabeth I, Queen of England at the end of the medieval period. Sections: Quotes, The Life of Elizabeth I, Essays & Articles, Image Gallery and Additional Sources. Good

ELECTRONIC PASSPORT – THE MIDDLE AGES
http://www.mrdowling.com/703middleages.html
Online information on the Middle Ages. Sections: Feudalism, Primogeniture, Christendom, The Huns, The Barbarians, The Byzantine Empire, The Moors, The Franks & Charlemagne, The Vikings, The Normans, The Bubonic Plague. Good

THE EMPLOYEES OF DURHAM PRIORY 1494-1519             NEW!
http://www.dur.ac.uk/r.h.britnell/Priory_employees.htm
Lists the number of people employed in various positions in the priory and their wages. Good for student research. Good

EUROPEAN MIDDLE AGES         NEW!
http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~dee/MA/CONTENTS.HTM
A reference site for teachers and students (grade 6 and up). Note: Some sections are still under construction. Good

FANTASTIC FISH OF THE MIDDLE AGES
http://www.godecookery.com/ffissh/ffissh.htm
Looks at the fish of the Middle Ages "which populated both the waters and the imagination of the Medieval world." Includes drawings and descriptions of both familiar and imaginary fish. Fun. Good

FEMALE HEROES
http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/heroine.html
Brief biographies of female heroes from India, Asia and the Crusades. Good

FOOTWEAR OF THE MIDDLE AGES
http://www.personal.utulsa.edu/~marc-carlson/shoe/SHOEHOME.HTM
An examination of shoes and shoemaking in the Middle Ages up to the 16th century. Shows the types of footwear, how they were made and their functions. Includes drawings. Good

FREE HERALDRY CLIPART         NEW!
http://www.heraldicclipart.com/catalog/index1.html
Clip art for students to print out and use in their projects. Good

THE GEOFFREY CHAUCER WEBSITE         NEW!
http://www.courses.fas.harvard.edu/~chaucer/
Information on Geoffrey Chaucer and the Canterbury Tales. Suitable for grades 7 and up. Good

GHOSTS IN THE CASTLE
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/97/castles/enter.html
Follow Marcus the mouse to tour this castle. For primary students. Good

GLOSSARY OF MEDIEVAL ART AND ARCHITECTURE
http://www.pitt.edu/~medart/menuglossary/INDEX.HTM
A glossary of terms found in medieval art and architecture. From abacus to westwork (no x,y,z.’s). Good

GREGORIAN CHANT         NEW!
http://www.christusrex.org/www2/cantgreg/index_eng.html
Audio clips of choral music, one of the more common forms of music in the Middle Ages. Most are live recordings of chants recorded in a monastery in Brazil. They are sung in Latin. Note: These are not clear recordings but do give an example of what the music sounded like. Good

HERALDIC COLORING BOOK         NEW!
http://freepages.family.rootsweb.com/~heraldry/page_cb.html
A set of coloring pages of shield with heraldic designs. Click on the paint link to use your cursor to paint the shields. Good

HERALDIC DESIGN                 NEW!
http://www.windarooss.qld.edu.au/Main_Pages/heraldry/heraldry_nf.html
Detailed information on the meanings of symbols and colors on coats of arms. Good

HERALDS AND HERALDRY IN ELIZABETHAN ENGLAND
http://renaissance.dm.net/heraldry/heralds.html
Information about the origins of heralds and heraldry. Good

HISTORY OF THE CRUSADES – A THINKQUEST SITE
http://library.thinkquest.org/18110/?tqskip1=1&tqtime=1126
A look at the Crusades at a student-created site. You choose whether you want to know more about the Muslims or the Christians. Good

HISTORY OF THE MONARCHY (ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND)
http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page5.asp
The official British site giving a brief biography of every British and/or Scottish monarch from around the 7th century to the present. Note: A little complicated to navigate. Good

THE HOURS OF JEANNE D’EVREUX – A PRAYER BOOK FOR A QUEEN             NEW!
http://www.metmuseum.org/explore/Jde/jdesplash.htm
"During the short period of time that The Hours of Jeanne d'Evreux was unbound to develop a facsimile edition, The Metropolitan Museum of Art had an unprecedented opportunity to show the entire book in sequence in the exhibition "Prayer Book for a Queen: The Hours of Jeanne d'Evreux." This feature explores the five primary divisions of this medieval prayer book.
Click the image below to explore the prayer book of Jeanne d'Evreux."
Suitable for senior high students. Good

THE HUNDRED YEARS WAR – THE FINAL PHASE
http://xenophongroup.com/montjoie/hyw_fp.htm
A review of the final, decisive phase of the Hundred Years War. Includes a timeline of events from 1154 to 1461. Sections: Timeline; Map of France; Persons; Weapons, Armor, Forces; Summary of Major Battles and Sieges; Bibliography; and Controversial Issues in the Study of the Hundred Years War. Good

AN IDIOT’S GUIDE TO TEACHING BEOWULF             NEW!
http://www.loyno.edu/%7EMidAges/moore.html
Designed to help new teachers teach Beowulf by providing tips and background information. Good

THE INTERNET RENAISSANCE BAND – MEDIEVAL MUSIC             NEW!
http://www.csupomona.edu/%7Ejcclark/emusic/medieval.html
Several sound files of music in the medieval period. Uses QuickTime. A very good example. Good

JOURNEY THROUGH THE MIDDLE AGES WITH JAMES THE JINGLING JESTER       NEW!
http://library.thinkquest.org/4051/titlepg.htm?tqskip1=1&tqtime=1108
A site for students by students on the Middle Ages. You can play a game exploring the castle or read information about life in the Middle Ages. An example of a good class project. Good

KING ARTHUR         NEW!
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~merrie/Arthur/
Information on King Arthur and the Arthurian legend. Sections: The Matter of Britain, Arthur for Kids, Characters, Battles, Geography, History, Reference and more. Good

KINGS AND QUEENS THROUGH TIME GAME             NEW!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/state/monarchs_leaders/launch_ani_kings_queens.shtml
"Put the kings and queens of England, and later the United Kingdom, in their proper place. Examine the contemporary portraits and key events from each period and then play the Royal House game. The game launch button is in the top right hand corner of the animation.
There are four periods to explore. The Plantagenets and the Houses of Lancaster and York are featured in the first period, the Tudors and Stuarts in the second, and the House of Hanover in the third. The timeline concludes with the Windsors."
Good

KINGS, QUEENS AND CASTLES FOR PRIMARY                 NEW!
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/themes/castle.shtml
Rhymes, coloring pages and crafts on kings, queens and castles. For primary students. Good

KINGDOMALITY – WHAT IS YOUR MEDIEVAL VOCATIONAL PERSONALITY?
http://www.cmi-lmi.com/kingdomality.html
Test your personality to see what kind of medieval job would have appealed to you. Best for older students. Good

THE LADY AND THE UNICORN TAPESTRIES
http://orion.it.luc.edu/~avande1/unicorn.html#
The Lady and the Unicorn Tapestries are art treasures of the Middle Ages dating from around 1500. This site shows details of the tapestries. Good

LES TRES RICHES HEURES DU DUC DE BERRY
http://humanities.uchicago.edu/images/heures/heures.html
A classic example of a medieval book of hours. A description with photos of the images from the book of hours owned by the Duc de Berry. Good

LIFE IN A MEDIEVAL CASTLE
http://www.castlewales.com/life.html
Discusses life in a castle from around the 11th to the 14th century with emphasis on the uses of the different areas of the castle. Sections: The Hall, The Kitchen, Accommodations, Water and The Chapel. Good

LIFE IN THE MIDDLE AGES
http://www.kyrene.k12.az.us/schools/brisas/sunda/ma/mahome.htm
A website on life in the Middle Ages created by 4th and 5th grade students in a school in Arizona. An example of what can be done by a class. Good

LITERATURE OF THE FRENCH MIDDLE AGES                 NEW!
http://globegate.utm.edu/french/lit/middle.ages.html
Links to sites about French literature of the medieval period. A few of the sites are in French. Suitable for grade 7 and up. Good

THE MAGNA CARTA 1215 (TRANSLATED FROM THE LATIN)
http://www.magnacartaplus.org/magnacarta/index.htm
An English translation of the Magna Carta which established the separation of power between a legislature, a judiciary and an executive. Good

MANUSCRIPTS AT THE BODLEIAN LIBRARY                 NEW!
http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/dept/scwmss/wmss/medieval/browse.htm
Online images of manuscripts from the 11th to the 17th centuries, housed at the Bodleian Library in Oxford, England. Suitable for grade 7 and up. Good

MEDIEVAL EUROPE                     NEW!
http://www.crcs.k12.ny.us/lib/hs/medieval_europe.htm
Links to websites with information on the medieval period in Europe. Good

MEDIEVAL FEASTS – SOME OF MY FAVORITE MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE RECIPES (ADAPTED FOR THE MODERN COOK)                     NEW!
http://www.bitwise.net/~ken-bill/med-p1.htm
"Here are some of my favorite recipes from the period. I've started each recipe of with the original text. As you'll see, there are few if any measurements of ingredients, so feel free to adjust amounts to suit your own taste without undue worry about staying authentic. Remember that that's what you'd be doing in the Middle Ages anyway. Have fun."
Recipes include: Lemon Salad, Chicken with Orange and Lemon, Frumenty and Cherry Pottage. Good

MEDIEVAL FLAGS AND BANNERS                 NEW!
http://www.kwantlen.bc.ca/~donna/sca/flags/
Pictures of medieval flags and banners. Good

MEDIEVAL LIFE                 NEW!
http://www.guhsd.net/mcdowell/history/notes/unit3/feudalismchart.html
A chart showing the intricate relationships between people in the Middle Ages. Good

MEDIEVAL MONASTICISM             NEW!
http://www.faculty.de.gcsu.edu/~dvess/ids/medieval/medref.html
Information on the many monastic movements in the Middle Ages. For senior high and up. Good

MEDIEVAL SCIENCE                 NEW!
http://members.aol.com/McNelis/medsci_index.html
Information on the sciences in the Middle Ages. Sections include: Alchemy, Animals, Botany, Medicine, Horology, Weights and Measures, and Mathematics. Good
                                                                                   

MEDIEVAL STUDIES THEME PAGE             NEW!
http://www.cln.org/themes/medieval.html
An extensive page of links to Middle Ages websites. Most seem to be for grade 7 and up. Good

MEDIEVAL TIMES             NEW!
http://www.schools.ash.org.au/elanorah/med.htm
A site by Australian students for students researching the medieval period. Good

MEDIEVAL TIMES                 NEW!
http://www.yesnet.yk.ca/schools/wes/webquests_themes/medieval_theme.html
An extensive page of links on the Middle Ages including webquests. For upper elementary students to use as a resource. Note: We found a lot of broken links on this site. Good

MEDIEVAL WOMEN
http://www.georgetown.edu/labyrinth/subjects/women/women.html
Links to information on medieval women. Sections: Individual Lives and Works of Medieval Women, Women Rulers & Creators General Resources and Bibliographies. Good

MIDDLE AGES                     NEW!
http://www.kidskonnect.com/MiddleAges/MiddleAgesHome.html
Links for students to research about life in the Middle Ages. Note: We found a couple of broken links on this site. Good

THE MIDDLE AGES
http://radiantworks.com/middleages/
Basic information on the Middle Ages. Sections: Feudal System, The Royal Court, Manor, Life in the Town, Barons, Medieval Soldiers, Peasants, Bibliography, and Other History Sites. Good

THE MIDDLE AGES                     NEW!
http://webtech.kennesaw.edu/jcheek3/middleages.htm
A page of links for students to research the Middle Ages. Good

MIDDLE AGES SITES                 NEW!
http://www.oswego.org/staff/cchamber/resources/middleages.cfm
A page with 30 links to information about the Middle Ages. Suitable for upper elementary and up. Good

MONARCHS OF BRITAIN
http://www.britannia.com/history/h6f.html
Biographical profiles of the kings and queens of England and Great Britain. Good

MORALITIES, INTERLUDES AND FARCES OF THE MIDDLE AGES
http://www.imagi-nation.com/moonstruck/spectop006.html
An article on the kinds of dramatic entertainments during the Middle Ages. Check out the links, too. Good

MOSTLY MEDIEVAL – EXPLORING THE MIDDLE AGES
http://skell.org/SKELL/index.htm
Information on life in Britain in the Middle Ages. Sections: Ballads, Beasties, Book of Days, God & War, Heraldry, Medicine, and Merkat Cross. Good

MOT’S CASTLE PAGE
http://www.castles.nl/
While we mostly think of castles in the British Isles or France, Germany and Spain, there were castles in most European countries. This is a site dedicated to castles in the Netherlands including photos, histories and more. Also includes castles in other European countries. Good

MYTHICAL PLANTS OF THE MIDDLE AGES
http://www.godecookery.com/mythical/mythical.htm
For a variety of reasons, cultures would develop a belief in plants that never existed. Examples: The Barnacle Tree, The Tree of Knowledge, The Mysterious Origin of Spices. Good

THE NORMANS, A EUROPEAN PEOPLE                 NEW!
http://www.mondes-normands.caen.fr/angleterre/index.htm
A history of the Normans, whose conquest of Britain shaped British history in the Middle Ages. Suitable for elementary students and up. Good

PAGES THROUGH THE AGES – THE MIDDLE AGES             NEW!
http://www.fcps.k12.va.us/OakViewES/harris/96-97/agespages/middle-ages/index.html
A school site on the Middle Ages. Sections: Of Kings and Vikings, The Magna Carta, Knights, Heraldry, The 5th Grade Medieval Festival, and more. Shows what a class can do. Good

RAVENSGARD COSTUMING AND TEXTILES PAGE             NEW!
http://www.ravensgard.org/gerekr/costume.html
A page of links to sites about costumes and clothing. Most have sections on medieval clothing. Good

RESOURCES FOR THE STUDY OF BEOWULF         NEW!
http://www.library.unr.edu/subjects/guides/beowulf.html#medieval
An extensive list of links to information on Beowulf and the medieval period. Most are for junior/senior high students and up. Good

REVELATIONS FROM REPRODUCTIONS – NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART             NEW!
http://www.nga.gov/feature/revelations/revelations.shtm
A study of four 15th century Italian paintings showing how photographs taken of the painting over their history show changes made by conservators. Good

THE ROBIN HOOD PROJECT
http://www.lib.rochester.edu/camelot/rh/rhhome.stm
Some of what we know of the medieval period comes from the Robin Hood movies and TV programs of the mid-20th century. This site draws together a database of texts, images and bibliographies of the Robin Hood legends. Good

SEND A MEDIEVAL-GRAM                 NEW!
http://www.pillagedvillage.com/gramsend.html
Choose a graphic and send an email message to a friend. Good

SNAYWICKBY CASTLE – A TOUR FOR PRIMARY STUDENTS
http://home.freeuk.net/elloughton13/castle1.htm
Follow the directions to move about the castle. The rooms are shown in pencil drawings with simple descriptions. A very simple introduction for primary students. Good

SOME CLOTHING OF THE MIDDLE AGES             NEW!
http://www.personal.utulsa.edu/~marc-carlson/cloth/bockhome.html
Information on different items of clothing from the Middle Ages. Includes some drawings. Good

SYMBOLISM OF HERALDRY                 NEW!
http://www.digiserve.com/heraldry/symbols.htm
A simple list of the meaning of symbols used in heraldry. Good

TECHNOLOGY DURING THE MIDDLE AGES             NEW!
http://www.mce.k12tn.net/middleages/technology.htm
A brief list of inventions from 700 to 1320. Good

TUDOR FAMILIES                 NEW!
http://www.geocities.com/tudorgenealogist/index2.html
Biographical information on the Tudor families. Includes: Royal Houses, White Rose Families, and Other Families. Note: We found a couple of broken links. Good   

UMFA MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPTS AND THE MIDDLE AGES                 NEW!
http://www.umfa.utah.edu/?id=MTQx
Background information from the Utah Museum of Fine Arts on illuminated manuscripts and their role in the medieval period. Very good as background material. Good

THE UNIQUE STAVE CHURCH
http://www.medsca.org/stavechurch/frameset.html
Norwegian stave churches were unique to Norway during the medieval period. This site discusses the churches, their construction and shows photos of the 30 remaining stave churches. Good

THE VILLAGE OF WICHAMSTOW
http://www.regia.org/village.htm
A fictional village in England just before the Norman Conquest. Narratives and photos show what daily life was like. Good

WAR ENGINES OF THE MIDDLE AGES
http://www.middelaldercentret.dk/warengines.htm#top
A Danish site on the reconstruction of medieval war engines such as ballistas, catapults and trebuchets. Shows drawings of the different engines, photos of reconstructions and more. Good

WARWICK CASTLE                 NEW!
http://www.warwick-castle.co.uk/warwick2004/index.asp
A virtual visit to Warwick Castle in England, parts of which date to the 14th century. Click on Explore Castle and click on various sections of the castle for that section’s history. There is also information in the Castle and Fun Stuff sections at the top. Good

WHARRAM PERCY – THE LOST MEDIEVAL VILLAGE
http://loki.stockton.edu/~ken/wharram/wharram.htm
The village of Wharram Percy in Yorkshire, England was inhabited by humans for centuries before being abandoned. The site describes what was found as a result of excavations. Includes modern photos and drawings of how the village would have looked in the 14th century. Good

WOMEN ARTISTS FROM THE MEDIEVAL PERIOD TO THE PRESENT
http://www.csupomona.edu/~plin/women/womenart.html
Brief information on seven women artists of the medieval period. Click on the thumbnails for a larger view of the works. Good

WOMEN KNIGHTS IN THE MIDDLE AGES
http://www.heraldica.org/topics/orders/wom-kn.htm
Although we think that all knights in the Middle Ages were men, there were women knights at various times and places. This site discusses how women came to be knights and how they were honored. Good

WOMEN IN THE MIDDLE AGES
http://www.usm.maine.edu/~flc/emily.htm
A look at the rights and roles of women during various periods of the Middle Ages and in different countries. Good

LESSON PLANS

BACK TO THE CLASSICS: EXPLORING THE EVOLUTION OF CHAMBER MUSIC FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO TODAY – LESSON PLAN                     NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/19990625friday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan on chamber music for grades 9-12. "This music lesson plans allows students to closely examine chamber music as it has changed from the Middle Ages to today. Students will work in small groups to research the composers, instruments and typical presentation of chamber music in five distinct time periods, and then individually write biographies of composers from their assigned era. Each group will create an interesting and informative display of their epoch and biographies, which they will present in a future class." Excellent

THE BEAUTY OF ANGLO-SAXON POETRY: A PRELUDE TO BEOWULF – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=410
A lesson plan for grades 9-12 on Anglo-Saxon poetry. "Who says the Dark Ages were "dark"? In the world that we sometimes think of as barbaric and violent, beauty was prized in visual ornamentation and literary elaboration. In this introduction to Anglo-Saxon literature, students will study the literature and literary techniques of the early Middle Ages, thus preparing students to read Beowulf with an appreciation for its artistry and beauty. Students will learn the conventions of Anglo-Saxon poetry, solve online riddles, write riddles, and reflect on what they have learned." Excellent

CASTLES IN MEDIEVAL TIMES – CLASSROOM ACTIVITY             NEW!
http://www.uen.org/utahlink/tours/tourFames.cgi?tour_id=13824
A tour of castles project. "Because of the importance of the castle, it was necessary to find skilled people to construct them. In this activity, you will play the role of the master mason who was in charge of the hundreds of workers required to build a castle. You have been assigned by King Knowitall from the land of "Learnalot" to build his castle. The site has been chosen to build it and now you must learn all you can about castles by: ● looking at other castles ● learning the terminology associated with castles ● learning about life in a castle ● learning how to defend a castle
To complete your task, you will create a written portfolio with the information you find. The final project will be the construction of the king's castle. Good luck in your adventure. Now let's begin with "What's In A Castle?".
Excellent

CATHEDRALS, PYRAMIDS AND MOSQUES – CURRICULUM UNIT             NEW!
http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1992/3/92.03.04.x.html
A curriculum unit for grades 4 and 5 on the Middle Ages. "This unit will be a comparative study of three different cities that were thriving during the period 1450 to 1500: Florence, Italy; Tenochtitlan, Mexico; and Timbuktu, Africa. I have chosen to look at these cities for a variety of reasons. In my efforts to create a multicultural study, I have chosen city life as the appropriate vehicle for my students who are city dwellers themselves, and who are embarking on a beginning study of life over 500 years ago. I realize that studying life in the city does exclude some topics that are important to this time period such as castles, crusades, life in villages and on manors. However, I am interested in showing students the links between life then and life now. A study of these three cities will allow students to compare and contrast three different cultures, as well as compare and contrast our modern times with life in the latter half of the fifteenth century." Excellent

CHAUCER’S WIFE OF BATH – LESSON PLAN                     NEW!
http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=287
A lesson plan for grades 9-12 on the Wife of Bath from the Canterbury Tales by Chaucer. "This lesson introduces students to one of the most admired characterizations in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, the Wife of Bath. Students read Chaucer's description of the Wife in the "General Prologue" to consider how he represents her, both as the poet of The Canterbury Tales and as a character in his own poem, then read the "Wife of Bath's Prologue," where he has her speak for herself, to gain additional perspective on her character. Next, students investigate some of the literary sources that Chaucer drew upon as he created this portrait of a woman with her own ideas about matrimony, and examine evidence about marriage in the Middle Ages and the role that women played in medieval society. Finally, students read the "Wife of Bath's Tale" and explore the alternative readings of the tale in relation to the character of the Wife of Bath." Excellent

EDUCATION WORLD – SPECIAL THEME – THE MIDDLE AGES         NEW!
http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/curr190.shtml
"Each month we will present a special issue focused on some of history's most teachable moments. Together, the lesson plans and resources presented will form a timeline of some of the most important events, people, and places of the past millennium.
This month, we introduce our Millennium Series with special lessons and links to great resources for teaching about the Middle Ages."
Sections: Days and Knights: A Unit on the Middle Ages; Great Sites for Teaching the Middle Ages; the Middle Ages: Twelve Activities Take Students Back in Time; and Kids in the Castle: Lessons, Activities and Virtual Tours. Excellent

EUROPE IN THE MIDDLE AGES - CURRICULUM UNIT             NEW!
http://www.coreknowledge.org/CK/resrcs/lessons/498EuropeMidAges.htm
A unit for grades 4-5 on the Middle Ages. "This unit focuses on the development of European civilization during the Middle Ages in Europe. The social studies focus will include geography, feudalism, chivalry, Norman Conquest, growth of towns, England, and plagues from the time period of 400 A.D. to 1500 A.D. The language arts focus will be on myths and legends. There are three concepts in this unit. The first concept develops an awareness for time and place. The second concept develops an understanding of the complex nature of a given culture. The third concept develops an understanding of real and mythical characters." Excellent

EXCALIBUR – CURRICULUM UNIT                     NEW!
http://www.artsedge.kennedy-center.org/content/3708/
A curriculum unit for grades 9-12 on the history and legend of King Arthur. "In this unit, students will explore the history and legend of King Arthur, including the symbols and social values expressed by the story of King Arthur. Students will read excerpts from the legend, and view artwork that depicts King Arthur's life and times. In King Arthur: Man or Legend?, students compare King Arthur's persona from the legendary and historic perspectives, and craft an outline for a theater piece featuring the symbolism, characterization, and context they have learned. In Castles and Cornerstones, students will explore the historic importance and function of castles in King Arthur's time, and create a castle of their own design in three dimensions, using found materials. In Chivalry and Courtly Love, students will examine the way the Arthurian ideals of chivalry and courtly love have influenced our modern concepts of love, inspiring students' execution of a short thematic play." Excellent

EXPLORING ARTHURIAN LEGEND – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=235
A lesson plan for grades 9-12 on Arthurian legends. "The border between fact and fiction becomes blurred in legend, stories which themselves have a history and in their evolving shape carry the imprint of all the hands that passed them. Through the Internet, students can track the growth of a legend like that of King Arthur, from its emergence in the so-called Dark Ages to its arrival on the silver screen." Excellent

HORSE WARRIORS – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/programs/horsewarriors/
A lesson plan for grades 9-12 on the use of horses for warfare. "Students will: 1. compare and contrast characteristics of given civilizations 2. understand some similarities of feudal warrior societies 3. understand the evolution and basis of social classes in the medieval world." Excellent

AN INTRODUCTION TO BEOWULF – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=813
A lesson plan for grades 9-12 on Beowulf. "Although this lesson assumes students will read Beowulf in translation, it introduces students to the poem’s original Old English and explains the relationship between Old, Middle, and Modern English. The lesson then goes on to introduce students to alliteration, alliterative verse, and kennings and their importance to Beowulf." Excellent

THE LEGEND OF KING ARTHUR – LESSON PLAN                 NEW!
http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/programs/arthur/
A lesson plan for grades 9-12 on the legend of King Arthur. "Students will understand the following: 1.Many writers have told the tale of King Arthur and the people around him, including Guinevere, Lancelot, Merlin, and Mordred. The legends are part of our heritage." Excellent

MAPPING THE PAST – LESSON PLAN                 NEW!
http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=328
A lesson plan for grades 6-8 on the Middle Ages. "This lesson provides students with experience in working with historical maps as cultural artifacts that reflect the views of particular times and places. Students begin by examining European world maps from three eras -- the Middle Ages, the Age of Discovery, and the period of New World exploration -- in order to discover how people of those times understood their world and interacted with it. Then students look at maps that record the early exploration of the American West, noting how mapmakers kept alive hopes of finding a Northwest Passage and how this hope is reflected in what Lewis and Clark marked as significant on the map produced by their expedition. Finally, students collect present-day maps, using library and/or Internet resources, to investigate the range of perspectives we adopt toward our world and how our maps reflect our own cultural concerns and aspirations." Excellent

MARCO POLO TAKES A TRIP – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=451
A lesson plan for grades K-2 on Marco Polo. "In this lesson, students will learn about the remarkable travels of Marco Polo. They will consult maps to locate Venice and follow the routes Marco took to Beijing and back. They will learn about the challenges of traveling along the Silk Road, discover some interesting facts about China under Mongol rule, and find out how Marco came to produce his famous book. Then they will work in groups to create a large mural/timeline of the life and adventures of this famous traveler." Excellent

MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE ART: BOTANICAL SYMBOLISM – LESSON PLAN      NEW!
http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/content/3814/
A lesson plan for grades 5-8 on symbolism in Medieval and Renaissance art. "A lily, a rose, a columbine, a violet, a pansy, an iris—all are pleasingly decorative to the casual observer. For the medieval and the renaissance artists, flowers were part of a rich visual symbolism. In this lesson, students explore how botanical illustrations contribute to the telling of story in a 12th, 13th and 14th century religious painting. Students will learn about these symbolic flowers and discuss their connotation. The examination of plant representation in illuminated manuscripts, Books of Hours, miniatures, and paintings is used as a means of learning the botanical symbolism, and developing students' artistic impressions of flowers. Students will also gain knowledge of the science of flowers and their structural qualities." Excellent

MEDIEVAL LIFE: SQUIRES, MAIDENS AND PEASANTS – CURRICULUM UNIT
http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/guides/1986/3/86.03.03.x.html
A 7th grade unit on medieval life focusing on three major concepts: feudalism, the castle and the manor. Includes activities, quizzes, a puzzle and more. Excellent

MEDIEVAL TIMES – INTERDISCIPLINARY UNIT – 4TH-6TH GRADES
http://members.tripod.com/~ehlavaty/medieval.html
An interdisciplinary unit on the Middle Ages for 5th grade (adaptable to 4th & 6th, too). Includes Rationale, Activities for different subject areas and more. Excellent

MEDIEVAL TIMES STUDENT ACTIVITY SHEETS
http://www.stemnet.nf.ca/CITE/medieval_activity_sheets.htm
Activity sheets for elementary students. Sections: Introductory Lesson, Lesson One: Medieval History, Lesson Two: Medieval Life, Lesson Three: Medieval Knights, Lesson Four: Medieval Castles, Lesson Five: Heraldry, and Lesson Six: Famous People. Each section has several activity sheets. Excellent

THE MIDDLE AGES - WORLD HISTORY LESSON PLAN FOR GRADES 3-5
http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/programs/timesmedieval/
A Discovery School.com lesson plan for grades 3-5 on the Middle Ages with several different activities. Excellent

MYSTERY IN THE MIDDLE AGES - CLASSROOM ACTIVITY
http://www.xtec.es/crle/02/middle_ages/alumne/index.htm
An outline for a play for the classroom in which students take on roles and solve a mystery. Sections: Prologue, Creating Your Character, Setting the Scene, Building Up the Plot, Catching the Criminal, and Crime and Punishment. Excellent

NOT EVERONE LIVED IN CASTLES IN THE MIDDLE AGES – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=448
A lesson plan for grades 3-5 on life in the Middle Ages. "Many people think of the Middle Ages as a romantic time when gallant knights rescued lovely damsels in distress and everyone lived in castles. But that's only one small facet of the picture. In this lesson, students will learn about the lifestyle of the wealthy elite and then expand their view of medieval society by exploring the lives of the peasants, craftsmen, and monks." Excellent

ON THE ROAD WITH MARCO POLO – CURRICULUM UNIT             NEW!
http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=488
A curriculum unit for grades 3-5 on Marco Polo. "In this curriculum unit, students will become Marco Polo adventurers, following his route to and from China in order to learn about the geography, local products, culture, and fascinating sites of those regions. Students will record their "journey" by creating journal entries, postcards, posters, and maps related to the sites they explore. The EDSITEment Marco Polo Journey Map, with its guiding questions, may be used either as a culminating exercise or a method of reviewing previous lessons and introducing new ones." Excellent

PESTILENCE AND PLAGUE – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20011002tuesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan from the NY Times "exploring the causes and impacts of disease epidemics and pandemics". For grades 6-12. "students investigate various disease epidemics that have devastated the world population at different points in history and examine the diseases' effects on the countries they impacted." One of the epidemics examined is the Black Plague in medieval Europe. Excellent

SYMMETRY IN SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT – LESSON PLAN                 NEW!
http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=601
A lesson plan for grades 9-12. "Gawain and the Green Knight, written in Middle English in the late 1300s, combines two stories familiar to contemporary audiences under the overarching story of Arthur's round table and his feud with his half-sister Morgan le Fay. The first is a beheading tale, which becomes the impetus behind Gawain's quest and frames the second tale, Bertilak's test of Gawain's honor. As Gawain completes his adventures and returns home, the audience is led to consider the true measure of a hero.
This lesson plan explores symmetry in the structure and themes of
Gawain, delving into the antagonist's representation of the "duality of nature." In examining knightly virtues, students will measure Gawain's strength as the poem's hero. The lesson explains background information that every medieval thinker listening to a performance of the poem would know, in an effort to put the student into the mind-set of the medieval audience, providing a deeper appreciation and understanding of the work."
Excellent

TALES OF KING ARTHUR – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=450
A lesson plan on Arthurian legends for grades 6-8. "The stories of King Arthur and his Court have entertained young and old alike for over a thousand years. In this lesson, students will discover how historical events gradually merged with fantasy to create the colorful tales we enjoy today. They will read some of the more familiar stories, learn about the code of chivalry of the Round Table, ponder the symbolism of the Holy Grail, and then choose a favorite Arthurian character for a bit of role-playing." Excellent

THE WORLD IN THE 15TH CENTURY – LESSON PLAN
http://www.mcps.k12.md.us/curriculum/socialstd/MWH/Unit_I_Contents2.html
A unit of study with activities for world history in the 15th century. Sections: The Ottoman Empire, The Kingdom of Songhai, the Mogul Empire, Ming China, The Aztec Empire, and Medieval France. Each section includes Focus Statements and activities for the whole class and for honors students. Excellent

THE BLACK DEATH ON CNN – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Social_Studies/World_History/WRH0211.html

A lesson plan for grades 10-11 in which students view a typical CNN story, then research the Black Death in medieval Europe and create a CNN-type report on it. Very Good

DAYS AND DAYS OF KNIGHTS: A UNIT ON THE MIDDLE AGES
http://www.education-world.com/a_curr/curr191.shtml
Ideas for cross-curricular activities for classes studying the Middle Ages. Ideas include holding a Medieval Tournament, costumes and more. Very Good

FROM MEDIEVAL TIMES TO TODAY – LESSON PLAN                 NEW!
http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/programs/medievaltimes/
A lesson plan for grades 5-8 on the medieval period. "Students will ● trace the medieval trade routes of Europe and Asia; ● identify important commodities traded during the Middle Ages; and ● describe some of the uses of commodities in the Middle Ages." Very Good

LESSON PLANS ON THE CANTERBURY TALES         NEW!
http://www.webenglishteacher.com/chaucer.html
A collection of lesson plans and website links on the Canterbury Tales. Very Good

MEDIEVAL CASTLE BUILDING – LESSON PLAN
http://www.pics4learning.com/lessonplan_details.php?id=h10
A lesson plan for building a medieval castle using sugar cubes. Very Good

MEDIEVAL CASTLES UNIT             NEW!
http://www.teachnet.ie/projects.asp?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eteachnet%2Eie%2Fsbradshaw&pid=74
A unit of study on medieval castles. Each section has Teacher, Student and Worksheets sections. No grade level is given so it can be adapted to grades 4 and up. Very Good

CHERTSEY – WHAT WAS CHERTSEY LIKE IN THE MIDDLE AGES? – CLASSROOM ACTIVITY     NEW!
http://www.learningcurve.gov.uk/snapshots/snapshot10/snapshot10.htm
A classroom activity in which students compare a medieval map of the village of Chertsey with one from the 20th century. Good

THE FEUDAL SYSTEM – CASTLES AT WAR – LESSON PLAN     NEW!
http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/programs/feudalsystem/
A lesson plan on feudalism for grades 9-12. "Students will ● Understand the feudal system of the Middle Ages. ● Write a fictional first-person account from the point of view of a king, noble, knight, or peasant." Note: We don’t have the video listed but Internet resources will provide the information. Good

FEUDALISM: THE PEOPLE – CLASSROOM ACTIVITY     NEW!
http://www.uen.org/utahlink/tours/tourFames.cgi?tour_id=13477
An exploration of feudalism project. Read about the topics and take the quiz. Good

ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS – CLASSROOM ACTIVITY     NEW!
http://www.uen.org/utahlink/tours/tourFames.cgi?tour_id=14118
An exploration of illuminated manuscripts. Read about them and produce a manuscript. Good

JOAN OF ARC – LESSON PLAN                     NEW!
http://teacher.scholastic.com/webquest/wrldhist/whjoan.htm
A brief lesson plan on Joan of Arc. Students take a quiz and visit websites to get the answers. For elementary students. Good

A MEDIEVAL CARTOON – UNRAVELING THE MEANING - CLASSROOM ACTIVITY        NEW!
http://www.learningcurve.gov.uk/snapshots/snapshot12/snapshot12.htm
A classroom activity in which students must study a cartoon and unravel the meaning by reading the background material. Good

MEDIEVAL FEASTS – LESSON PLAN         NEW!
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-in/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Social_Studies/World_History/WRH0006.html
A lesson plan for grades 3-4 on medieval feasts. "Purpose: To familiarize students with a social aspect of the Middle Ages, with great feast being the focus of this lesson." Good

MEDIEVAL FEASTS – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://www.teachersdesk.com/lessons/history/Medieval%20Feasts.htm
A lesson plan for grades 3-4 on medieval feasts. "Objectives: ● Students should be able to describe what a great feast consisted of in the Middle Ages.Students should be able to demonstrate the ability to compare/contrast Medieval feasts with modern day feast/dinners. Students should be able to apply their knowledge of Medieval feasts to work cooperatively in groups and design their own "great feast."" Good

MEDIEVAL MADNESS – CLASSROOM PROJECT             NEW!
http://www.d118.s-cook.k12.il.us/South/curriculum/team6c/midages/
A classroom project for upper elementary/middle school students. "Welcome all ye lords and ladies of the manor!  You are about to embark on an exciting adventure which will lead to a wealth of knowledge of the time in history we call the "Middle Ages."  Palos South Middle School hopes you will enjoy your experience.  They have worked very hard on these sites.  Your quest is to visit three of the web sites below which were created by your classmates and to complete the evaluation sheet." The links are for pages created by the students for other students. A good example of a class project. Good

MIDDLE AGES – ATOZ
http://www.atozkidsstuff.com/middleages.html
A brief list of classroom activities for studying the Middle Ages. Good

THE MIDDLE AGES TODAY – CLASSROOM ACTIVITY
http://www.loyno.edu/%7EMidAges/Jwass50.html
A classroom project in which students choose a facet of medieval life to study and then find "cultural artifacts" within the modern world. They prepare a multimedia presentation based on their findings. Adaptable to several grade levels. Good

THE MURDER OF ARCHBISHOP BECKET – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://www.weatherheadhistory.ik.org/pub/CustomerSites/Schools/V1transfer/ept-20308154147.nsf/0/800216ad3b8e628480256b760056754d/$FILE/TheMurderofArchbishopBecket.pdf
A lesson plan on the murder of Thomas Becket in which students must support either Becket or his killers. Suitable for elementary students. Good

OF MONKS AND MINSTRELS – LESSON UNIT             NEW!
http://www.coreknowledge.org/CK/resrcs/lessons/498Monks.htm
A lesson plan for 4th grade students on the music of the Middle Ages. "This six day music unit is designed to be taught in conjunction with the Middle Ages unit covered in the fourth grade classroom. The unit explores Gregorian chant, the development of music notation, ballads, the lute, and the recorder. Students will create a minstrel gallery, play the recorder, listen to lute music and Gregorian chant, perform an English sword dance and original ballad compositions at a Medieval feast." Good

TRAITS OF CHIVALRY – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Social_Studies/World_History/WRH0030.html
A lesson plan for grade 10 students on chivalry. "After reading several different stories about King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, students work in small groups (3-4 students) to generate character traits that seem to be part of the code of chivalry. The group which generates the longest legitimate list gets a reward of some type (I use no homework passes). One student records on the chalkboard all traits from all groups at random. These traits are then grouped into categories (physical characteristics, attitudes toward other people, attitudes toward battle, etc.). Finally students discuss within their original groups which characteristics remain important today and which are no longer important. They might be encouraged to try to explain why certain traits have become less important while others have remained." Very brief. Good

WEBQUESTS

ANGLO SAXON WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www.rbhs.w-cook.k12.il.us/ASwebquest1.htm
A webquest for 11th grade students on the Anglo Saxons. "Choose an aspect of Anglo-Saxon life from the Resource list below.  Research it.  Compile information and transform it into a poster.  Your poster will teach four major ideas about your subject and include text and images from your research.  Finally, you will present your poster to the class and elaborate on the main ideas in the poster.  This research will help us understand the Anglo-Saxon and Medieval era and give us a context in which to study "Beowulf," "The Seafarer," and various other works of literature. The posters will hang in the classroom providing a constant source of reference." Excellent

ANGLO SAXONS AND BEOWULF WEBQUEST                 NEW!
http://coestudents.valdosta.edu/tnbentle/
A webquest for senior high students on the Anglo Saxons and Beowulf. "In Beowulf, we see examples of Anglo-Saxon traditions. These traditions affected what they considered to be good or evil. Beowulf represents the ultimate hero who fought only for good. He is honorable and shows this through coming to help Hrothgar, a friend of his father, when he was in need. Grendel, Beowulf's nemesis, is often considered a personification of pure evil. By observing the traditions and expectations of the Anglo-Saxons, you are to see why certain things were considered evil and what was considered truly good. Is good and evil understood universally or is it cultural? By looking at these aspects of the story and Anglo-Saxon culture, you will be able to formulate your own answers." Excellent

AT THE TABARD INN – WEBQUEST                     NEW!
http://tiger.towson.edu/users/bfitzg2/webquest/Home.htm
A webquest for grades 9-12 on the Middle Ages and The Canterbury Tales. "Your task for this WebQuest is to cast yourself as one of the pilgrims in the Canterbury Tales.  In effect you are role playing, casting yourself as an additional member of Chaucer's company.  You will choose a trade for your character.  Try to be original in your selection.  However, if you choose a trade already used by Chaucer, your trade must juxtapose Chaucer's.  For example if you are a Knight you will be corrupt and break the laws of chivalry. Just as Chaucer's Monk abuses and breaks his religious vows, your Monk will uphold them.  You will create a character sketch, in which you must think about how to combine internal and external descriptions to give your character life and to create the most effective satire.  
In order to complete this WebQuest you must; read the selected character sketches and tales from the "Canterbury Tales" and gather data from the internet to increase your knowledge of the Middle Ages.  You will need a basic understanding of the time period in which Chaucer lived in order to choose a trade and write a tale that will be both historically accurate and relevant to the assignment."
Note: We found a couple of broken links on this site. Excellent

AVOID IT BY THE PLAGUE! – WEBQUEST
http://students.itec.sfsu.edu/edt628/ascendedone/plagueII.html
A webquest for secondary language arts and social studies classes in which students form a team to research the political implications of the Black Plague in Europe in the 14th century and how it shifted power. Task: "In 1309, a French arch-bishop became the new pope, Clement V, and moved to Avignon, located on the French borders away from Rome, where political violence imperiled his life. Famine struck in 1333, and the Black Plague, in 1346. These and other disasters, greatly weakened the Church's control over the populace. Therefore, greatly distressed, the Pope, your employer/boss appoints a four-member team, with the strategy of preserving his ever-dwindling power base of political control over his domain. There is one physician, one guide, one spiritual advisor (bishop), and a diarist/scribe to travel across Europe on horseback on a fact-finding expedition." Excellent

BEOWULF AND KING ARTHUR: HEROES FOR ALL TIME – WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://www.wcusd5.net/attend/hs/guehntam/beowulf_&_king_arthur.htm
A webquest for senior high students on Beowulf and King Arthur. "This web quest comparing and contrasting King Arthur and Beowulf is a comprehensive study in which students experience the world of medieval bravery and barbarism, fierce loyalties and heroic legends, swords and shields, and other cultural hallmarks. Students are exposed to an in-depth, college preparatory discipline. Relating English history and classical literary themes to research writing and analytical thinking benefits students in whatever field of study or work they pursue." Note: We found one broken link among the many on this site. Excellent

THE BIRTH OF THE (EARLY) MIDDLE AGES – WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://www.milton.k12.vt.us/WebQuests/SChristensen/webquest-middle_ages.htm
A webquest for upper elementary/middle school students on the Middle Ages. "During this WebQuest, you will discover how different groups during the Middle Ages were bound together by different sets of loyalties. You will be asked to create maps and answer eight questions that demonstrate your understanding and knowledge of this era.  The Situation During the Middle Ages (500-1500), the development of the feudal system of government resulted in war, famine, serfdom, and the strengthening role of the Papacy or Church in the lives of everyday citizens. Many were called upon to serve their local nobles, the Pope, or protect their community from attacks by marauding Vikings or hostile lords seeking to expand their kingdoms. Some of the most important people in this era were knights, farmers, priests, and traveling merchants." Excellent

CANTERBURY TALES WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www.lpisd.org/campuses/lphs/techapps/meyersj/canterburytales/index.htm
A webquest for senior high students on The Canterbury Tales. "Questions to consider along the way: 1. What is a pilgrimage and why was the one to Canterbury Cathedral an important one? 2. Who was Thomas Becket, and why is his connection to Canterbury Cathedral important? 3. How does Canterbury Tales reflect life in the Middle Ages?" Excellent

CASTLE BUILDER WEBQUEST
http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/activity/castle_builder/
A webquest for 7th grade in which students will learn about Medieval Welsh society as they form teams to build a castle in Aberystwyth, Wales. They need to research Welsh life in detail as well as study other castles for design ideas. The final product will be a model of some sort of the proposed castle. Excellent

CATHERINE, CALLED BIRDY – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://coe.west.asu.edu/students/cimpullitti/webquest.html
A webquest using the book by Karen Cushman Catherine, Called Birdy. Note: You do not need to use the book for the webquest, just change the title. "Each of you will be assigned a group that will study some aspect of the Middle Ages. Your group's task is to research and present your topic. Each group will be responsible for keeping a Research Journal in addition to the Reading Journal you usually keep. You will be attending a Medieval Feast at the end of the project and you will be presenting what you have learned to the rest of the class at the feast. Two weeks before the end of the WebQuest we will use the resources to find out about costumes. You will need to choose a character from the book and come to the festival dressed as your character. You will not be admitted to the feast unless you are dressed in a costume that you have researched as part of this project. There will be four groups who will research the following: ● Dwellings ● Heraldry ●Foods and Feasts ● Herbs and Medicines" Excellent

CHAUCER WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www.sis.edu.hk/Departments/Information%20Skills/Web%20Quests/Chaucer/Introduction.htm
A webquest for senior high students on Chaucer. " In a group of four, you are employed by a Web-based publishing company who are releasing a new website about Geoffrey Chaucer  to commemorate the 600th anniversary of his death and Life in the Middle Ages to mark the beginning of the new Millennium. One of you is a linguist, another of you is a Sociologist, the third member of the group is a Theologian and the fourth is a Literary Historian.  Each member of the group will have a responsibility for specific sections of the website.
You will publish the website using Microsoft FrontPage.  For a guide to using FrontPage, follow this link.  You will also need to design an evaluation sheet which can be used to assess the websites we create in class.  The big question that you each have to answer is... In each of the four areas of study, what are the fundamental differences between the Middle Ages and the 21st Century?"   
Excellent

CHAUCER’S CANTERBURY TALES – THE WIFE OF BATH – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://literacy.calumet.purdue.edu/STUDENT/bourdens1/
A webquest for 11th grade students on The Canterbury Tales. "Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales contains many characters with various traits. One of the most memorable (and controversial) characters in this story is the Wife of Bath. A debate that is often brought up in discussions about the Wife of Bath has to do with how her character represents women, marriage, and sexuality. In this WebQuest we will spend a week conducting some research to find how the Wife of Bath's Tale presents feminism, sexuality, and the institution of marriage. How is this tale a comment of society? Are the author's own opinions reflected in this work of literature? Once you have completed this reseach you will present you findings. When you need to refer back to the text, there are links provided for you" Excellent

CHAUCERIAN JOLLITY – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www.kenton.k12.ky.us/Webquest/ChaucerianJollityFinal.htm
A webquest on the Middle Ages for senior high students. "In literary circles all over the world, it is a tradition to celebrate October 25, 1400, the day Chaucer died, with a party.  This Webquest will enable the class to uphold that time-honored practice.  Prior to that day, the class will metaphorically journey via the Internet to Canterbury Cathedral as if we were one of Chaucer's Canterbury pilgrims and visit the shrine of St. Thomas a Becket.  This will serve to whet our appetites as we prepare for the Chaucerian jollity.  First, we will visit Web sites that contain background information, directions, and instructions on medieval costume-making and medieval food preparation.  These resources will provide us with valuable information needed to engage in a medieval feast complete with food and clothing from the time period.  In order to invite other students to join us in our merriment, the class will create flyers in which each person describes his/her contribution to the party." Note: We found a couple of broken links on this site. Excellent

THE DOOR IN THE WALL AND THE MIDDLE AGES WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://coe.west.asu.edu/students/ibickman/door/doorindex.htm
A webquest for middle school students. "Good Morrow, Traveler! I am also traveler from a far off place of long ago. I have heard that you will be reading, in what you call, a novel about my good friend, Sir Robin, in The Door in the Wall. He is a great lad! Ah, but first you would like to learn about Robin's life, manners and customs in the Middle Ages would you not?" Note: We found a couple of broken links on this site. Excellent

THE MAGIC OF MERLIN – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www.campbell.k12.ky.us/links/webquest/veteran/magic.html
Subtitled "The Making of a Knight". A webquest for grades 3-4 on the Middle Ages. "You will be working with a fellow knight-in-training to learn more about medieval life.  As part of your preparation for knighthood, you will complete a project that helps future knights-in-training.  You will also demonstrate your knowledge of medieval life by designing and building a castle with a group of knights.  This is your opportunity to persuade King Arthur (your teacher) that you have successfully completed all duties and are worthy of knighthood." Excellent

MEDIEVAL LIFE – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www.henry.k12.ky.us/hcms/library/webquest/middleages/main.htm
A webquest for 7th grade students on life in the Middle Ages. "1.  As an apprentice, you will gather information as you learn about a specific aspect of Medieval Life.  Sources of this information will include Internet websites, and various print materials  available in the Library Media Center.  2.  Once you have completed your apprenticeship, you will be able to share your knowledge with others in a PowerPoint Presentation.   3.  You will then be able to write an informational article about that aspect of medieval life and how it relates to the world of today." Excellent

MEDIEVAL TIME TRAVEL WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://educ.queensu.ca/~citc/august99/index_time_travel.html
A webquest for 4th grade students on the medieval period. "MISSION DETAILS: ● In 4 member teams, "slide" back to Medieval Times to retrieve important data to update our files. ● Teams will investigate different areas of Medieval Society. ● Each team member is responsible for researching a section. ● A log sheet has been provided to record your findings. You have been issued a copy of this log to use during your "Slide." ● Your team should compare notes after completing your individual assignments. ● You will be required to report back to TIME CONTROL with an oral and written report. At these shared debriefing session you will learn about the other teams’ missions. ● Your report should be impressive and creative. It may include: a media presentation of slides or pictures using the computer, pictures you create, dramatize the events or people, an oral and written summary of your findings.   ● Your job performance on this mission will be evaluated using the following scale." Note: This is grade 4 in Canada which appears to be very similar to the US grade level. Note: We found several broken links among the many on this site. Excellent

MEDIEVAL TIMES REALITY ADVENTURE – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www.ndaviess.k12.in.us/elemshare/Teachers/jweathers/Medieval.htm
A webquest for 6th grade students on the Middle Ages. "Wouldn't it be terrific to travel back in time to explore a castle and see knights in shining armor and beautiful princesses? Just think of all the magnificent sights and heroic tournaments you would witness! But what was it "really" like to live in Medieval Times? Perhaps you would like to see all this through the eyes of a serf, a knight, a princess, or maybe even a monk.
In your quest you will discover the world of the feudal system and explore Medieval castles. You will complete projects along the way to progress from being a mere serf to attaining the title of king or queen.
Your serfdom will begin by watching a few short video clips from the movie Ever After.  The teacher will select the parts of the movie to show the serfs (aka Class) in the classroom.  These clips will provide you a brief glimpse of the sights and sounds of Medieval Times.  Then you will begin researching the feudal system and learning about the art, music, literature, and architecture of Medieval Times. Be sure to stay away from rats while you look for causes and effects of the Black Death! Imagine being called by Pope Urban II to take part in the Crusades and wondering why they were so important and what would happen because of them.  All of this and more will unfold as you travel through the activities!
Are you ready to learn what is kept in a keep, how a morning star is used, or what (besides water) can be found in a moat? Be alert as you transform your thinking from a fairytale world to a land of reality."
Excellent

THE MIDDLE AGES STORYTELLING WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www.iwebquest.com/middleages/
A webquest for upper elementary and middle school students on the Middle Ages. "Can you create and tell a story that will teach your peers about the people and ideas of the middle ages?" Excellent

MIDDLE AGES WEBQUEST                 NEW!
http://www.tr.k12.in.us/tre01/brownl/Staff/middle_ages_webquest.htm
A webquest on the Middle Ages for elementary students. "Wow! The principal has been informed that our school has been selected to do a ten-minute special for 60 minutes. Don’t worry! The topic is the Middle Ages and 60 minutes is going to pick the group that can present the best interactive presentation demonstrating everything that your group has researched." Excellent

SOCIAL ISSUES IN CHAUCER’S THE CANTERBURY TALES AND THE METRO TALES – WEBQUEST     NEW!
http://www.maxwell.syr.edu/plegal/tips/t2prod/marinowq5.html
A webquest for senior high students on the literary devices used in Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. "What is a frame story?  A frame story is a narrative device that connects a series of otherwise unrelated tales.  A famous frame story is Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. Several pilgrims, who are from all walks of life, are journeying to visit a shrine and they stop at the Tabard Inn.  Here it is decided that they will each tell a tale to past the time on their journey.  The host of the Inn decides the ground rules and that includes the order of the telling of the tales. Go to the following site to read the tales in Middle English or in a side by side or parallel version. http://www.librarius.com/canttran/gptrfs.htm  You may also read summaries of the tales at http://www.gradesaver.com/Classic Notes/Titles/canterbury/shortsumm.html  
The many pilgrims who tell the tales are " a Knight, his son the Squire, the Knight's Yeoman, a Prioress, a Second Nun, a Monk, a Friar, a Merchant, a Clerk, a Man of Law, a Franklin, a Weaver, a Dyer, a Carpenter, a Tapestry-Maker, a Haberdasher, a Cook, a Shipman, a Physician, a Parson, a Miller, a Manciple, a Reeve, a Summoner, a Pardoner, the Wife of Bath, and Chaucer himself." (Classic Notes.com)  Their tales relate a variety of social issues from the Middle Ages and from the perspective of each narrator. The issues include adultery, bribery, theft, murder, religious persecution, banishment, rape, feminism, fraud, unfaithful wives, wicked clergy, violence, poisonous drugs, borrowing and lending money, debt, revenge, war, fighting, betrayal, lying, dishonest rulers, and execution.                         TASK
Our Creative Writing class will also write a frame story.  The title will be The Metro Tales.  The setting is a stalled NYC subway train car.  Each student in our class will choose one of the many passengers to narrate a tale.  The story must be a New York City tale and it must raise a social issue.  Like Chaucer’s tales, you must use a transition from the frame to the tale and back."
Note: We found a couple of broken links on this site. Excellent

A WEBQUEST INVESTIGATING MEDIEVAL SOCIETY             NEW!
http://www.gecdsb.on.ca/sub/schools/elem/southwoo/pitman/medieval%20webquest/index.htm
A webquest for upper elementary students on life in the medieval period. "Students will explore the feudal system with an emphasis on the roles of the various members of medieval society and their place in the social hierarchy. ● Students will investigate the lives and roles of the people listed. ● They will make a diagram which shows the social hierachy of the feudal system. ● They will choose one member of the society and create a monologue reflecting a day in the life of that person." Excellent

WESTERN EUROPE IN THE MIDDLE AGES – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www.iss.k12.nc.us/schools/sms/sgibson/webmedtitle.htm
A webquest for 6th grade students on the Middle Ages. "Time: Year 2150  Place: Time Travel Central, UN Building, New York City Hackers have invaded the World History Center data bases and destroyed all records of the world's past history.  Other records, such as books and artifacts were destroyed 10 years earlier in the Universal Wars.  Your team has been assigned to recover information on Western Europe during the Middle Ages.
The Middle Ages is the time period  from 400 to about 1500.  We know that many wars and plagues occured during this time period and life was not easy.  Remember it is your duty to return with information and artifacts that will help us have a better understanding of what it was like to live in the Middle Ages.  Be very careful if you are transported to the year 1066!"
Excellent

BEOWULF VS. GRENDEL & CO. – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/pages/webgoodandra.html
A webquest for high school students on good and evil in literature. "In this WebQuest you will be working together with a group of students in class. Each group will answer the Task or Quest(ion). As a member of the group you will explore Webpages from people all over the world who care about GOOD AND EVIL IN LITERATURE. Because these are real Webpages we're tapping into, not things made just for schools, the reading level might challenge you. Feel free to use the online Webster dictionary or one in your classroom.
You'll begin with everyone in your group getting some background before dividing into roles where people on your team become experts on one part of the topic. To begin to understand the concept of good and evil, Mr. Bucci's World Literature's class will indoctrinate you to the ways that the epic writer of the Anglo-Saxon's used the story of Beowulf to show depravity. By examining the protagonist as the forces of goodness and the antagonist as an allegory of evil, the theme of good and evil will come into focus and allow you to understand its complexities."
Note: We found several broken links on this site. Very Good

CASTLES IN THE MIDDLE AGES – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www.arlington.k12.va.us/schools/oakridge/webquests/castles/Index.html
A webquest for elementary students on castles. "You are to write a research paper on Castles in Europe during the Middle Ages. For this research paper, you will need to learn lots of information. You can learn what you will need here in this Webquest on Castles of Europe." Note: We found several broken links on this site. Very Good

CASTLES, KNIGHTS AND GWEN OF AIR – WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://www.tsc.k12.in.us/ci/webquests/webquests/MCC-KellyCavanaugh/Freak_the_Mighty_index.htm
A webquest for 9th grades students on the Arthurian legends. "You will need to visit websites on King Arthur, knights, and castle life in order to complete the following activities. Part I.  Individual Task (you each MUST do this one separately): Write a letter to Max explaining what you've learned about castles, knights, and life during the times of King Arthur.  This must be one page typed (double-spaced, Times New Roman, 1-inch margins), spell check your work, and be sure edit your work before turning in! Part II.  Group Tasks (you each choose ONE of the following): A.)  You will also design a shield that represents a major trait of Freak The Mighty. The teacher has  an outline that you can use to complete this task. B.)  Using the words "Gwen of Air", create an acrostic poem that uses some of the elements of the story."  Very Good

ENTERTAIN THE KING: A MEDIEVAL QUEST             NEW!
http://www.milforded.org/schools/eastshore/pbegin/wq/medieval.html
A webquest for 6th grade students on medieval history. "You and your medieval band of merry travelers must create a play that will both entertain and inform the court. This play must include details about medieval times (500AD-1300AD)" Very Good

A FEUDALISM WEBQUEST: JAPAN AND EUROPE
http://edweb.sdsu.edu/courses/edtec596/project2/feudalism/feudalism.html
A webquest in which individual students or teams research the feudal systems in Japan and in Europe and answer a series of questions about them. The students must draw conclusions from what they learn. Very Good

FLASHBACK TO THE MIDDLE AGES – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www.moffatsd.org/admin/technology/webquest/medievalages/
A webquest for grades 5-6 on the Middle Ages. "Your science class invented a time machine, but your social studies teacher has hijacked it and sent your entire class back to the middle ages! The only way you can all survive until you figure out how to return to your rightful era is to learn about the society you have been sent to. Otherwise, you may be imprisoned in the dungeon.
Luckily, there is a computer on board the time machine. You will have access to the internet to do research.:"
Note: We found a couple of broken links on this site. Very Good

THE KNIGHT, THE MONK AND THE PEASANT - WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://mason.gmu.edu/~rfox/webquest/voyage/
A webquest for 6th grade students on life in the Middle Ages. "Within groups of three, you will each assume the role of an authentic character of the Middle Ages: knight, monk/nun or peasant. After following the "process" steps outlined below, you will individually write a journal in English on "a day in the life" of your character. As a group, you will have the choice of creating and presenting a descriptive poster or writing and performing a skit in French that brings the characters to life in an interesting manner." Note: We found a couple of broken links on this site. Very Good

KNIGHTS AND CASTLES WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://wneo.org/WebQuests/TeacherWebQuests/knightsandcastles/knightsandcastles.htm
A webquest for 4th grade students on the Middle Ages. "As you travel back through history you will be asked to do several tasks that will enable you to learn about the Middle Ages.  We will call this search for knowledge your "Quest."  You will earn points for each of these tasks. (The more points you earn, the better your grade will be.)  You will be asked to hand these tasks in as you finish them each day. It is your responsibility to keep track of the points awarded you for your efforts and record them on the back of your Castle Score Sheet.  You must also keep the tasks themselves in your notebook until you have finished your Quest.  You will turn them all in when you determine that your Quest is through.  At that time you will select part of what you have learned to share with the rest of the class.
To help you in your search, there are several web sites for you to use,  a short, easy book called Knights and Castles for you to read, as well as a collection of other material from the library.  Later you will sign up for a day on which to present some of the knowledge you have gained to your friends.  At that time you may select 2 of your favorite tasks to transfer onto poster board and tell us about.  This will become the front and back of a page of The Big Book of Medieval Times, which will be published by our class and shared with selected third graders, then donated to the East Woods Library."
Note: Click on the shields for the links. Very Good

LIFE DURING MEDIEVAL TIMES – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www.mashpee.k12.ma.us/JAllen/Canterbury%20Tales%20Webquest.htm
A webquest for junior/senior high students on life in the medieval period. "The purpose of this webquest is to learn more about daily life during the medieval period.  To complete this webquest you need to do the following:  1.  Choose a topic. 2.  Research the topic using this list of sources as starting points. 3.  Create a 10 minute presentation which contains the following elements: ● Useful and accurate information about your topic. ● A visual element relevant to your topic. ● 5 questions you still have about your topic. ● A timeline of the Medieval Period. ● An explanation of which sources you used and which you found most valuable. ● Present your information to the rest of the class at a later date and get it evaluated." Very Good

LIFE IN THE MIDDLE AGES – WEBQUEST                 NEW!
http://www.kenton.k12.ky.us/Webquest/gardner.htm
A webquest on life in the Middle Ages for upper elementary/middle school students. "You will be assigned the role of a person living during the Middle Ages.  You will research what life was like for you during this time period and then relate information about your life through pictures, narratives and/or diary entries such as Birdy did in the exerpts we have read from Catherine, Called Birdy during our studies. There are different requirements which much be fulfilled for each role as can be seen below." Note: The webquest can be used without previously reading the book. Note 2: We found some broken links on this site. Very Good

LIFE IN THE MIDDLE AGES QUEST             NEW!
http://wneo.org/WebQuests/TeacherWebQuests/middleages/middleages.htm
A webquest for 7th grade students on the Middle Ages. "No television or VCRs, no cars or bicycles, no computers, no Little League!!!! What would life be like if you lived in the Middle Ages? The Middle Ages refers to the period from the 4th to 5th century and lasted about 1000 years. Let's do a little research and explore what it would be like if you lived back then!  Your team will be responsible for finding information regarding the various topics and presenting your findings at the end of the two-week period." Very Good

MIDDLE AGES WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://bengal.missouri.edu/~mmbf29/index/9440/
A webquest for senior high schools on the Middle Ages. "Your odd and slightly scary physics teacher has just shown you his personal time machine. He has convinced you to use the time machine to travel back in time. The problem is the machine only goes back to the medieval period. Since this is a very dangerous time to visit, you must research a role you can play while you visit."   Note: We found a couple of broken links on this site. Very Good

MIDDLE AGES WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://ghills.metamora.k12.il.us/webquest/6th/middleages/midage.htm
A webquest for 6th grade students on the Middle Ages. "You are required to do two parts, A and B for this project.  Part A - Everyone needs to create a list of ten facts about feudal life. You will be sharing your information with the class.  Part B – Choose one of the following areas and create a list of five facts about this area When you have completed this assignment go to castles.  Have fun as you explore."
We found a broken link on this site. Very Good

QUEST TO CANTERBURY – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/go/edis771/spring99webquests/student/sannemariecashmere/home.htm
A webquest for senior high students on The Canterbury Tales. "The purpose of this quest is to take you on a pilgrimage to Canterbury.  You are embarking on an exciting journey back to the Middle Ages to learn about the life, times, and works of the world-renowned English writer Geoffrey Chaucer.  After learning about the past, you will begin your journey home as you become modern-day Chaucerian poets bridging the past with the present. Bon voyage!" Very Good

THE REALM OF ARTHUR: A GLIMPSE THROUGH TIME – WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/pages/webarthuriade.html
A webquest for senior high students on Arthurian legends. "Why have the Arthurian legends withstood the test of time? What elements within them appeal to a modern audience? What themes within them have relevance today? What do we learn about ourselves and our own culture by studying these legends?" Note: We found a couple of broken links on this site. Very Good

UNDER SIEGE – WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://kensett.wmsc.k12.ar.us/Handley/medieval_htm.htm
A webquest for elementary students on the Middle Ages. "Imagine witnessing a Medieval castle under siege. Hugh battering rams are jarring the castle doors. A trebuchet is hurling wall-crushing balls at the castle walls. Arrows are raining down upon knights in metal armor. Oil is dripping down the exterior of the castle. You are a group of newscast reporters working for HNN on special assignment. HNN has transported you back to 1325A.D. The news producer has assigned your team to cover the siege of a prominent castle." Note: We found some broken links on this site. Very Good

CASTLE DISCOVERY – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www.windarooss.qld.edu.au/Main_Pages/Castle_Webquest/welcome.htm
A webquest for upper elementary students on life in castles in the Middle Ages. Student research castle life and prepare a report or create a model. Good

CASTLES – WEBQUEST                 NEW!
http://webs.morningside.edu/heiser/barhame/1home.html
A webquest on castles for 4th grades students. "You are a person of royalty (either a prince, princess, or one of the head knights) in a kingdom of the Middle Ages. The king, your father or ruler, is worried that the kingdom is growing too large to remain within its current castle's walls and confronts you with a challenging task.
Because of the kingdom's growth, you are all in need of a new castle in order for your
kingdom to remain safe. He wants you to travel and work together, scouring the countrysides to find a castle suitable for the kingdom or to find the best way of building a castle.
To show the king your findings, you will develop a portfolio and build a model of the castle you design for the kingdom."
A little hard to navigate. Good

CHIVALRY: A KNIGHT’S CODE – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www.franklincollege.edu/pwp/JHatton/Web%20quest%20assignment.html
A webquest for 6th grade students on chivalry. "● You will develop a modern code of chivalry.   ● Your code should consist of ten rules that you feel display what modern chivalry is to you.  ● Your code must be typed. double spaced on white paper. ● Spelling will not be counted against you." Good

THE CRUSADES WEBQUEST
http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/as/education/projects/webquests/crusades/Tkateed.html
A webquest for 9th grade students on the Crusades and the Middle Ages. Teams of students research the different Crusades and report on them and the differences between them. Good

GEOFFREY CHAUCER THE CANTERBURY TALES – WEBQUEST                 NEW!
http://www.de-breul.nl/Vakken/Engels/WQ8/chaucer%20intro.htm
A webquest in which students complete a number of assignments in which they answer questions about sections of the tales by using the links provided. Good

THE GREAT PILGRIMAGE – WEBQUEST                 NEW!
http://eprentice.sdsu.edu/F044/lallendorph/webquest/t-webquestcanterbury.html
A webquest for 12th grade students on The Canterbury Tales. "While my students and I were reading The Canterbury Tales, I thought it might be interesting for them to design their own pilgrimage and tales.  With this students can learn the difficulties it is in mapping out a journey as well as the adventure it can be.
I thought by assigning this project, students could relate to the material they are learning.  I also thought it would show them the realities of traveling."
This webquest does not provide links for gathering information. Good

KING ARTHUR’S ROUND TABLE ROLL CALL – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://edtech.suhsd.k12.ca.us/inprogress/act/wqkingarthur/kingarthurwq.htm
A webquest for upper elementary/middle school students on King Arthur’s Round Table. "Welcome to Camelot! King Arthur has chosen you to advise him in this year's Knights of the Round Table selection process. In teams of three, determine which eleven knights of the realm should sit closest to him this year. You must study the candidates carefully, as there are many worthy of this special honor.  Now, get ready to step back in time and begin your WebQuest." Note: There are no links provided for resources. Good premise, though. Good

MEDIEVAL WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www.htansw.asn.au/teach/juniorhistorydocs/webquests/Medieval%20Webquest/MEDQUEST.htm
A webquest for upper elementary students on medieval life. "You are to prepare a Feature Article, which will be carried back through time and published in the  Herald, with accompanying graphics. Your group ( 4-5 students ) must explore the following aspects; 1. Castle design 2. Defensive and offensive tactics used in the siege 3.   Weapons and Armor 4. Life in the castle for the different classes 5. Through interviews with people, explore how the different classes view the exchange of taxes for protection." Note We found a couple of broken links on this site. Good

MIDDLE AGES IN EUROPE – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www.lcms.srvusd.k12.ca.us/LibMediaCenter/7th%20Grade/middle_ages_webquest.htm
A webquest for 7th grade students on the Middle Ages in Europe. "Each group is responsible for:  1) Selecting a "lord" and writing a feudal contract, with promises from lord and his vassals. The "lord" and "lady" will participate in all activities and will be in charge of making sure work of group is divided and accomplished. 2) Making a "cut-away" castle poster. 3) Making a food poster and cooking something for our mini-feast. Food and Drink All Gode Cookery Recipes Food in the Middle Ages 4) Creating stained glass samples." Fine for lower grades, too. Good

MIDDLE AGES RESEARCH PROJECT – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www.bres.boothbay.k12.me.us/wq/sfrisco/medieval%20webquest/Student_Page.htm
A webquest for upper elementary/middle school students on the Middle Ages. "Hear ye, hear ye loyal citizens of BRES 6th Grade Realm! The Queen has hereby commanded that all her students will select a topic of their choice about the Middle Ages for their research paper. The Queen has asked that her loyal subjects select an area that they have a genuine interest in and that they will enjoy learning about." Note: We found some broken links on this site. Good

MIDDLE AGES WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www2.lhric.org/irvington/ims/6th/midages.htm
A webquest for 6th grade students on the Middle Ages. "Your task is to create a persona for the role you will play at the Medieval Banquet." There are extensive links but several are broken. Good

    

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