Medieval Knights Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde
Use this lesson plan to teach your students about medieval knights. Two lesson videos are used to explain what role knights played in the middle ages and the technology behind their armor. Hands-on learning and high-level discussion make content in this lesson stick around.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • describe the code of chivalry in knighthood
  • explain why there were knights
  • discuss the technology of armor


1 - 1.5 hours


  • Poster board
  • Access to the internet
  • Markers
  • Scissors

Key Vocabulary

  • Feudalism
  • Page
  • Squire
  • Code of Chivalry
  • Magna Carta

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.3

Identify key steps in a text's description of a process related to history/social studies (e.g., how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or lowered).

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.

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