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Medieval Life Discuss this eTheme.

This site provides information about Medieval Life. Topics include: guilds, religion, historical importance, the Magna Carta, the Peasants’ Revolt, and other interesting facts. There are links to eThemes Resources Medieval Knights, Medieval Castles, Medieval Feudalism, The MIddle Ages: Black Death, and The Middle Ages: The Crusades.

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  • 5,
  • 6,
  • 7

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Learn about the role of guilds in medieval society. Find out about the two main types of guilds; the consumer and work protection they provided; services they performed; their interrelationship with the community; and the stages of becoming a guild member.
Study the crests of 12 of the top guilds; learn more about the purpose of the guilds; their requirements for membership; climbing the ladder of guild success; taxes; and teacher guilds.
Review forty of the most notable guild coats of arms.
Explore this resource related to all things medieval, from architecture to knightly life to society to art and more.
This two-page PDF looks at what made the Catholic church so powerful in the 1500s.
Learn more about the religion of the medieval times. NOTE: This site included ads.
Study the Magna Carta, watch a video about its historical significance, take a quiz, and more. NOTE: Site available by subscription only.
Learn about the Magna Carta. Including the events leading up to the Magna Carta, the rebels gather, the Magna Carta, and the death of John.
Discover more about what took place prior to the signing of the Magna Carta. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Learn more about the "Great Charter" of English liberty signed by King John on June 15, 1215. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Gain a broad understanding of the events leading up to the Peasants' Revolt of June 1381 in England NOTE: This site includes ads (including an audio ad.)
Gain a broad understanding of the events leading up to the Peasants' Revolt of June 1381 in England NOTE: This site includes ads (including an audio ad.)
Learn more about the Peasants Revolt of 1381, including: the story and background of the revolt, the cause of the revolt, specifics of the revolt, and more. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Explore the causes of the revolt: the statute of laborers 1351, prices, the young king, the poll tax, John Ball and the Church, and the outbreak. View a timeline of key events.
Research the middle ages. Information is divided into three main categories: power of the secular rulers, daily life, and power of the Catholic church. NOTE: This site includes ads.
These sites are about the knights from the Middle Ages or the Medieval period. Covers the topics of heraldry and chivalry. Includes photographs of armor and weapons used by knights. There are links to eThemes Resources on medieval castles and feudalism.
Learn about the history, architecture, and other basic facts about castles. There are many photographs. Take a virtual tour of a historic castle, build your own online weapon to protect a castle, or construct your own castle model out of sugar cubes or cardboard. There are links to eThemes Resources on knights and feudalism, and two links to book resources that have a medieval setting.
Explore these sites and learn what it was like to live during the Middle Ages. Topics include serfs, kings, monasteries, and more. There are links to eThemes Resources on castles, knights, and children's books that took place during the Middle Ages.
This site provides information about the spread of the Black Death. Interactive maps, informational articles and video clips provide students a variety of sources to learn more about the plague's effect on social and economic aspects of society. A research lesson for students is included for further understanding of the relationship between parasites and disease. Additional eThemes resources on The Middle Ages and The Middle Ages: The Crusades are included.
This site provides provides informational articles, presentations in PowerPoint format and short videos about the Crusades. Interactive games, designing shields and self-directed activities are given. One of the activities involves students in discovering how the Crusades led to improved trade with other countries. Includes eThemes Resources on The Crusades.

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