An introductory activity for KS3 from Andrew Morel who teaches in Cardiff.
Andrew’s activity takes that textbook feudal diagram off the page and recreates it in the classroom using his students as king, barons, knights and villeins.
This approach has the potential to strengthen understanding of the mutual relationships within feudalism – what each person owes and receives back from others.
Also importantly, if it is successful in strengthening understanding it will also be a memorable activity, one that can be referred back to when learning about related topics such as Magna Carta and the 1381 Revolt. Used at Key Stage 3 it may also build understandings for those who go on to study the Norman Conquest at GCSE and will need to return to feudalism in more depth.
See the activity HERE …