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Ch 5: Knights, Chivalry & Feudalism Lesson Plans

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Engage your students as you teach them about feudalism, chivalry and knights using this informative teacher resource chapter. This chapter contains lesson plans and other tools you can incorporate into your curriculum to bring these topics to life in the classroom.

Knights, Chivalry & Feudalism Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

Our chapter on chivalry, feudalism and knights contains lesson plans and other resources you can use at your convenience to update your curriculum or create new lessons. These plans cover topics including coats of arms, armored knights, medieval castles and the code of chivalry in the Middle Ages. Because they're written by experienced instructors, these lesson plans can be used in class right away, and they are accessible online any time.

How It Helps

  • Provides variety: In one chapter, you'll have access to lesson plans on a wide variety of topics, from feudalism to chivalry and the history of castles to medieval knights.
  • Ensures compliance: Our lessons were designed to meet educational standards, so you don't need to worry when you're forming and developing your curriculum on knights and feudalism.
  • Captures kids' attention: The engaging video lessons meet the needs and attention spans of young learners and help you teach your kids about feudalism, castles and knighthood with success.

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan resources with relevant tools to make planning lessons about feudalism and knights easy.

  • Use lesson plan outlines for chivalry and feudalism topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your social studies class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related lessons about castles, knights and chivalry with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important concepts about feudalism, chivalry and knights from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant feudalism and chivalry-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

13 Lessons in Chapter 5: Knights, Chivalry & Feudalism Lesson Plans
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Medieval Knights Lesson Plan

1. Medieval Knights Lesson Plan

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.

Knighthood & the Middle Ages Code of Chivalry

2. Knighthood & the Middle Ages Code of Chivalry

While we may think of knights in shining armor protecting women and the Church through the code of chivalry, the reality was a very different state of affairs. This lesson explains why knights were needed, as well as when the code broke down.

The Technology Behind the Armored Knight

3. The Technology Behind the Armored Knight

This lesson looks at the technology behind the armored knight. We'll follow the development of medieval armor and the development of the saddle. Finally, we'll look at the implications of this expensive form of warfare.

Chivalry Lesson Plan

4. Chivalry Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to teach your students about knighthood and chivalry. A video lesson explains knight training, the code of chivalry and the role it played in the Middle Ages. Student will then apply these concepts hands-on by creating a chivalrous skit and a code of conduct.

Medieval Castle Lesson Plan

5. Medieval Castle Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to teach your students about castles. Two informational lessons lead students through the history and purposes of castles to their specific use in medieval times. Discussion questions, hands-on learning, and a quiz make concepts from this lesson stick.

History of Castles: Lesson for Kids

6. History of Castles: Lesson for Kids

For over five hundred years, Europeans protected themselves from enemies by building massive structures of stone, castles. Learn about the first types of castles up until the end of their usefulness in this lesson.

Medieval Castles: Lesson for Kids

7. Medieval Castles: Lesson for Kids

What comes to mind when you hear the word castle? In this lesson, enter the world of the Middle Ages as you discover the mighty fortress known as the medieval castle!

Coat of Arms: Symbols & Meanings

8. Coat of Arms: Symbols & Meanings

If you were to draw a picture of all of the things that represent you as a person, what would that picture include? This lesson explains the various symbols and meanings of Medieval European coats of arms.

What Is a Coat of Arms?

9. What Is a Coat of Arms?

Does your family have a special symbol that helps identify its members to other people? In this lesson you will learn about the history of the coat of arms, beginning in Medieval Europe.

What is Medieval Feudalism? - Definition, Structure & History

10. What is Medieval Feudalism? - Definition, Structure & History

In this lesson, you'll learn about the historical background, basic structure, and general nature of feudalism as practiced in Medieval Europe between the 9th and 15th centuries.

Feudalism Lesson Plan for Elementary School

11. Feudalism Lesson Plan for Elementary School

This lesson plan is a tool for helping teachers instruct elementary students about feudalism. Students will learn about the hierarchy of status and the reasons the feudal system was developed.

Coat of Arms Lesson Plan

12. Coat of Arms Lesson Plan

Unleash the creativity of your students as you drive home the meaning and significance of coats of arms throughout history. Supplementary activities and related lessons are included for further study.

Feudalism Lesson Plan

13. Feudalism Lesson Plan

Have you always wanted to be the lord of the land? Study.com makes it happen in your instruction on feudalism with the help of an engaging classroom activity and an informative text lesson.

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