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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.
Engage students in the interactive links on Middle Ages topics such as The Norman Conquest, The Feudal System, and The Church. Self-directed activities are given for students to learn about the Middle Ages Scroll down to the middle of the page for material on the Middle Ages..
This site covers every aspect of life in the Middle Ages. Three subject headings (Power of the Secular Rulers, Daily Life, and Power of the Catholic Church) have numerous subtopics which provide students with information, interactive games, and additional links. NOTE: This site contains ads.
This site helps students understand life in a castle. Click on "Destroy The Castle" to play an interactive game. Also learn about the arms race in the Middle Ages and a recent attempt to build a trebuchet, a medieval weapon.
Use this site to demonstrate to students what a French town in the Middle Ages was like. Explore the town, its inhabitants, and learn about their occupations. Students are able to see what the town looks like today. Click on the learning link (pencil) for eleven educational activities.
Explore this collection of articles about British history from 1066-1500. Includes illustrations. First choose from the text titles at the bottom, then click on more specific titles. NOTE: The site includes ads.
This site was designed by students and includes information about many aspects of medieval life, including food, castles, and myths. Click on "Activities" for a crossword puzzle and an interactive quiz.
These sites are about the book "The Tale of Despereaux" by Kate DiCamillo. Includes biographies on the author, book summaries, discussion questions, suggested activities, and a webquest. There are links to eThemes Resources on Fairy Tales, Recommended Reading for Elementary Students, "Ella Enchanted" by Gail Carson Levine, Cinderella Stories, and "Because of Winn-Dixie" by Kate DiCamillo.
Learn about the history, architecture, and other basic facts about castles. 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. Includes several photographs. There is a link to an eThemes Resources on feudalism and two links to book resources that have a medieval setting.
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.
These sites are about the book "The Whipping Boy," author Sid Fleischman, and illustrator Peter Sis. Learn about life in the Middle Ages. There are literature and castle games and activities. An eThemes Resource about Medieval Feudalism is included.