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THE MIDDLE AGES

CINEMA / TV RESOURCES
INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES SONGS
INTRODUCTION VIDEO GAMES
LESSON PLANS VIDEOS
LITERATURE VOCABULARY
PICTURES WORKSHEETS
POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS  


(Page created on 10/04/2013)

 


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INTRODUCTION :

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RESOURCES :

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  • Medieval Pet Names
    "In England we find dogs that were named Sturdy, Whitefoot, Hardy, Jakke, Bo and Terri...
    Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Nun’s Priest Tale has a line where they name three dogs: Colle, Talbot and Gerland...
    In medieval England domestic cats were known as Gyb – the short form of Gilbert ...
    Belaud, a grey cat belonging to Joachim du Bellay in the 16th century...
    A poem:
    I and Pangur Bán, my cat
    ‘Tis a like task we are at;
    Hunting mice is his delight
    Hunting words I sit all night."

    (medievalists.net)

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INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES :

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  • Towns in medieval England - "Watch the slideshow and play the game." 
    Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)
    Ce travail porte "sur la vie en Angleterre dans les villes au Moyen-Age.
    C'est souvent repris dans les livres de 5ème et ca permet de travailler le passé, ici j'ai surtout mis l'accent sur was/ were, there was, there were."

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  • Kid's Castle "Click anywhere to explore the castle...
    There are lots of activities on the site including instant stories, word games, Dress the Knight, puzzles, wordsearches, quizzes etc."

    (kidsonthenet.org.uk)

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WORKSHEETS :

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  • The Tudors - Lots of worksheets (primaryresources.co.uk)

  • Torture in the Middle Ages - The Dungeons 
    Pupils should learn:
    - why torture has been used for thousands of years
    - about some of the instruments used to torture

    (the-dungeons.co.uk)


LESSON PLANS :

SONGS :

  • I'm a Knight by Lily Allen
    "I'm a knight, I'm a knight and I'm a knight 
    And our only aim in life is to fight 
    I'm a knight, I'm a knight and I'm a knight 
    We are fighters and our armour's always tight 
    And these swords aren't light!"

    (lyricsler.com)


    A worksheet to go with the song by Lily Allen "I'm a knight" (with answers)
    Created by Isa Borelly (Ac. Amiens)





    I'm a Knight ("Friday Night" by Lily Allen)
    "A quick overview of the life of a typical European knight during the Middle Ages. Clips from "A Knight's Tale" with the late Heath Ledger."
    (YouTube)
    Vocabulary : knight / joust / chivalry / armour / sword / gentleman / lady / peasant

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  • Recapping the Middle Ages Song (YouTube)
    "Song that summaries what the students learned in their 7th Grade History Class about the Middle Ages sung to the tune of the Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme song."


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VIDEO GAMES :

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  • .The Animated Bayeux Tapestry
    "The Animated Bayeux Tapestry was created as a student project while at Goldsmiths College. Just as the historic original embroidary does, the animation depicts the lead up to to the Norman Invasion of Britain in 1066. Starts about halfway through the original work at the appearence of Halley's Comet and concludes at the Battle of Hastings. Marc Sylvan redid the soundtrack to include orignal music and sound effects."

    (YouTube)



  • A Short Epic
    "Animated short by LeeDanielsART.
    A solitary Knight battles increasingly deadly foes during a VERY brief quest."

    (YouTube)

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  • The Dark Ages...How Dark Were They, Really?: Crash Course World History #14 (YouTube)
    "John Green teaches you about the so-called Dark Ages, which it turns out weren't as uniformly dark as you may have been led to believe. While Europe was indeed having some issues, many other parts of the world were thriving and relatively enlightened. John covers European Feudalism, the cultural blossoming of the Islamic world, and the scientific and artistic advances in China, all during these "Dark Ages." Along the way, John will raise questions about the validity of Europe's status as a continent, reveal the best and worst years of his life, and frankly state that science and religion were once able to coexist."


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  • Life in the Middle Ages (YouTube)
    "Do you ever wonder what the day-to-day life of an average man in the Middle Ages was like? Take a look behind the scenes—beyond all of the dragons, knights stories, wars, and monarchies—and see what life was actually like before machines or anything were ever invented."




  • Food of the Middle Ages (YouTube)
    "You will learn what they ate and drank in the Middle Ages, utensils they used, and how they cooked and preserved their food."


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  • Daily life in the Middle Ages (YouTube)
    "This video shows the daily life of the Pope, Peasant, a woman peasant, Lord, Knight, Monk, Nun, Noblewoman, King, and the Jester's life in the middle ages."


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