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Medieval Lives: Section 3

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

This is the second of two sections which help students gain a sense of their shared humanity with the people of the past – medieval people weren’t an alien life-form. This section explores similarities and differences in what mattered to people in the Middle Ages – ideas such family, loyalty, religion, respect.

The classroom resource contains text and activities for students to read and work on. In addition there’s an integrated activity based on a class-set of 28 role cards, enabling each student in your class to take a role from king to beggar and learn what mattered to each of them and what the similarities and differences were across society.

Note: Minor changes were made to p.1 of the student text in August 2021.

This is a spread from the classroom resource

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Downloads

Download the full set of resources here:

• Student Text HERE …

• Student PowerPoint HERE …

• Teacher Notes HERE …

And see the accompanying role card activity

What kinds of things mattered to people in the Middle Ages? HERE …

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