An Internet-Based Learning
Activity on The Middle Ages
Introduction | Activities
| Crediting Links | Learning Advice
| Evaluation | Conclusion
The Middle Ages is a term employed
to identify the period of time in European History between Ancient and
Modern times. The term applies to a period of history with an indefinite
beginning and end. The Middle Ages were full of all kinds of intrigue and
numerous dynamic changes, especially from 1000-1300. Kings fought powerful
barons in an effort to unify their kingdoms; many towns and cities started
to grow; Popes and kings often struggled with each other for political
control; and thousands of people started trekking miles through the scorching
desert to faraway cities. How did all of these events and developments
come about? What was their significance? And how do we explain the fact
that, while all the kingdoms of Europe were relying on some kind of feudal
system to keep order during this time, each began to veer in its own direction?
Use the following Internet Resources
to complete the requirements for
Sourcebook - Contains links to many sites
dealing with the Middle Ages Time Period in history.
-Information on Building a Castle, Kings and
Knights, and Life in a Castle.
Land of Castles - Created by a student
with answers to lots of questions about castles and links to other castle
Medieval and Anglo Saxon Recipes - All
from "The British Museum Cookbook" by Michelle Berriedale-Johnson, 1987,
British Museum Publications.
to Period Games - Links to rules for both
card games and board games from several time periods in history.
Internet Connection for Medieval Resources - A
comprehensive list of links covering Medieval archaeology, architecture,
art, culture, drama, history, law, literature, music, people, philosophy,
religion, and science and technology.
Be sure to have paper and pencil handy
by the computer to take notes when visiting the various web sites.
Only work on one Inquiry Activity on
the computer at a time! Use your time wisely - Know ahead of time what
you will be looking for, and search only for what you need.
Remember, you will be evaluated separately
on each activity that you complete. Final draft quality is expected on
every written assignment and word processed document. A 6 point rubric
will be used to score written work. Multimedia presentations will be evaluated
according to the multimedia presentation rubric. All activities will be
evaluated for completeness, neatness, and historical content and accuracy.
Please refer to The Middle Ages
Inquiry Unit packet and reread the Conclusion task. Please
discuss with your final group(the people you just completed your last activity
with) and be prepared to answer out to the class when all groups have completed