The Middle Ages are a time period I have been fascinated with for some time. It was a time when so many of our modern tools were developed and when the line between poverty and royalty was drawn deeply. The Middle Ages were a dark time, but were also a time when humans learned about things such as using metal, sanitation and more. We created important inventions such as metal plows and water mills. If you are putting together a Middle Ages lesson plan, here are some Middle Ages unit study resources.
Middle Ages Unit Study Resources
Middle Ages Lesson Plan Ideas
Mr. Donn has a lot of resources for putting together and awesome Middle Ages Lesson Plan. This page includes anything from knights to music and even the bubonic plague.
This Teacher's Guide for the Middle Ages is made for grade 7, but could be for any grade. It is a wonderful PDF resource guide on teaching this unit from Western Reserve Public Media.
Middle Ages Lapbooks
This Medieval Towns Packet talks about life in the Middle Ages with Printable Worksheets to go with it. This is from Teachervision.
Middle Ages Crafts and Activities
This DIY from Teach Beside Me on How to Make your own Catapult is perfect for studying the way Medieval folks used science and their new technology to their advantage.
How to History has a bunch of video tutorials on how to do many Middle Ages Crafts and even how to do some of the stitches they did.
Middle Ages Videos and Clips
This documentary called The Mysterious Dark Ages from YouTube takes you on a history lesson from the fall of Rome until the Renaissance.
On Students for Tomorrow, these is a listing of some videos that have to do with the Middle Ages.
Additional Middle Ages Resources
Medieval Life is a great place to look for all things Middle Ages. You will find information on clothing, festivals, food and literature.
Study.com has some great vidoes and clips as well as other information on the Early Middle Ages.
Medievality is a great website that has information on castles, history and warfare.
History.com has a section on the Middle Ages with videos and other information.
Middle Ages Books for Kids
The Middle Ages: Every Day Life in Medieval Europe by Jeffery L. Singman
Medieval Life: DK Eyewitness Books by Andrew Langley
The Middle Ages, Unlocked by Dr. Gillian Pollock and Dr. Katrin Kania