The Medieval Warm Period Activities for High School

Instructor: Heather Jenkins

Heather has a bachelor's degree in elementary education and a master's degree in special education. She was a public school teacher and administrator for 11 years.

The Medieval Warm Period included many important events that forever changed Europe and impacted world history. Use these activities to help students understand the agricultural, political, societal, and religious changes during this period.

It's Getting Hot In Here

With today's current discussions about global warming, students have most likely heard about climate change. They probably haven't studied another warming period in our earth's history, the Medieval Warming Period. During these 300 years, the climate of medieval Europe was warmer, and the continent underwent major agricultural, political, and religious changes.

Agricultural Revolution Skits

Students will create skits to show how certain agricultural technologies created during the Medieval Warming Period impacted medieval Europe and today's agricultural efforts.

Materials

  • Pictures (heavy plow, harrow, hoe, horse collar, tandem harness, horse shoes, three-field crop rotation)
  • Charts of temperature patterns during the Medieval Warm Period

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