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Instant Expert: Knights

Become an instant expert on knights. Find motivational mini-lessons and the reference material you need to introduce students to knights—the term used to describe the brave warriors on horseback who fought in western Europe from about 800 to the 1600s.
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Eyewitness: Knight
Reading Level
Intermediate
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

Knights of the Middle Ages Mini-Lesson

Reading Level: Upper Elementary

Use this slideshow to introduce students to knights—the term used to describe the brave warriors on horseback who fought in western Europe from about 800 to the 1600s. In this mini-lesson, students will learn about some of the milestones required to become a medieval knight and the duties required of the position.

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Eyewitness: Medieval Life
Reading Level
Intermediate
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. Eyewitness: Medieval Life
Eyewitness: Soldier
Reading Level
Intermediate
This book introduces readers to soldiers throughout the ages, from Medieval knights to modern troops, using a unique integration of words and pictures. Eyewitness: Soldier
Eyewitness: Castle
Reading Level
Intermediate
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

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