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Classroom Resources: 
‘Are people right to be so negative about the Middle Ages?’

These classroom resources differ in some important ways from many resources you’ll find in textbooks. If you haven’t already done so, you can read my explanation for my approach in this core article:  

Medieval Lives:
Helping KS3 pupils begin to see the Middle Ages
and its people as historians see them

Read this core article HERE …

And you can download brief notes on the features of the chapters such as vocabulary, tasks and notes for teachers HERE …

Medieval Readings

Factual stories, biographies and other writings for students (perhaps of all ages) to read.

This section will also build up gradually, partly in conjunction with the sections of Medieval Lives, partly in response to my interests.

• Did Margery Pastonís story have a  happy ending? HERE …

• William Caxton's Choices HERE …

• Three Myths About the   Middle Ages HERE …

• If You Had Been 12 in the   Middle Ages HERE …

Other Resources

Links to other resources on this website for teaching about the Middle Ages:

• At KS3 MORE ...

• At GCSE MORE ...

• At A Level MORE ...

• Wars of the Roses MORE …

Medieval Lives

Text chapters helping Y7 students achieve a deeper knowledge of the Middle Ages.

These resources are built around the enquiry question ‘Are people right to be so negative about the Middle Ages?’

Each chapter has notes for teachers and PowerPoint slides.

1: What are your ideas about the Middle Ages?

See and download the student text, the PowerPoint and the teacher notes HERE …

2: Were medieval people very different from us?

See the resources HERE …

3: What kinds of things mattered to people in the Middle Ages?

See the resources HERE …

4: Telling Your Big Story of Medieval Britain

See the resources HERE …

Latest Medieval
Classroom Resources

Read: If you had been 12 in the Middle Ages

When were the Middle Ages?

1. What are your ideas about the Middle Ages? (revised Aug. 2021)

2. Were medieval people very different from us? (revised Aug. 2021)

3. What kinds of things mattered to people in the Middle Ages?

4. Telling Your Big Story of Medieval Britain (revised Aug.2021)

The Wars of the Roses: a package for KS3

Journey to the Middle Ages: A Scripted Drama

What kinds of things mattered? – Role card activity

Read: Did Margery Paston's story have a happy ending?

Read: William Caxton's Choices

 

More …

A list of articles explaining the ideas and planning behind the classroom resources is available HERE …