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Life in a Medieval Castle

Medieval Castle
Great Hall
Drawing of Medieval Castle

This FutureFit Project is a supplemental project-based lesson covering life in a medieval castle. It is designed to reinforce core Social Studies subject material while also incorporating social-emotional learning and 21st Century skills and concepts.

Grades
5
6
7

OVERVIEW:

This FutureFit lesson is designed to supplement a standard Middle Ages/Medieval unit for 5th-7th grade Social Studies by offering a unique project that ties together the core academic concepts with a set of FutureFit social-emotional and 21st Century Skills.

STUDENT/GROUP OUTPUT:

Students will:

  • Learn about castle life in the Middle Ages
  • Create a model Great Hall
  • Collaborate to make a coat of arms in groups
  • Create dramatic or comical skit
  • Research castle jobs and make puppets

SUGGESTED SUBJECT PREREQUISITES:

It is suggested that students should have familiarity with the following subject material as background for this lesson:

  • Middle Ages
  • Castles

SEQUENCE AND PACING

This project-based lesson includes enough material for use in five 45-minute periods of instruction.

TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES & MATERIALS:

  • Internet access
  • SmartBoard
  • Box lid or large shoebox
  • Scissors
  • Crayons, markers or colored pencils
  • Construction paper
  • Shield pattern
  • Craft stick
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