Instant Expert: Castles

Become an instant expert on castles. Find motivational mini-lessons and the reference material you need to reinforce key concepts about the purpose of medieval castles and to give students a glimpse of life inside a castle.
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Instant Expert: Castles

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Eyewitness: Castle
Reading Level
Eyewitness: Castle provides an in-depth, comprehensive look at the history and structure of castles through a unique integration of words and pictures. Discover the mysteries of the medieval castle and what life was like for those living within. Eyewitness: Castle

The Medieval Castle Mini-Lesson

Reading Level: Upper Elementary

Use this slideshow to introduce students to the purpose of medieval castles and to give them a glimpse of some of the activities going on inside their walls.


Eyewitness: Medieval Life
Reading Level
Eyewitness: Medieval Life gives the reader an in-depth look at life in both the town and country for the peasants as well as the aristocracy, from the end of the Dark Ages to the Renaissance in the 15th century. Read the full book online, or project it on a whiteboard to share this compelling introduction to the people and culture of the Middle Ages with your class. Eyewitness: Medieval Life
Eyewitness: Knight
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Eyewitness: Knight is a spectacular and informative guide to the life and times of the medieval knight and his followers with superb color photographs of everything from suits of armor to the lord and lady of the manor in full costume. Get a look into the lives of medieval people at peace and during wartime. Eyewitness: Knight

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