As children research the period, have them list some different medieval jobs and the training required to do them. Plus: as part of your academic section on medieval history or Arthurian literature. Add colored-paper doors and windows, and personalized flags on craft-stick poles. My name is, said he, La Cote Male Taile. Universal Design for Learning: How can the lesson be inclusive for all student abilities and cultural backgrounds? Worksheet will open in a new window. Activity 1: Kevin, one of the main characters in Freak the Mighty showed a great interest in King Arthur. If possible, all students should select different knights or ladies.
Then the damosel departed, and found Sir Uwaine sleeping upon a bed in another chamber, so she went unto Sir Uwaine, and awaked him, and bade him, Arise, and wait on my lady your mother, for she will slay the king your father sleeping in his bed, for I go to fetch his sword. If there is remaining time, watch some of. It will be due at the beginning of the next class. Then take a vote to find out for which jobs students would most like to have apprenticed. Nobility: Seek great stature of character by holding to the virtues and duties of a knight, realizing that though the ideals cannot be reached, the quality of striving towards them ennobles the spirit, growing the character from dust towards the heavens.
Continue on the Japanese Samurai notion with the Bushido Code, which are the Eight Virtues of the Samurai. They will be able to associate these stories they were raised on with the social studies content of social life in the middle ages, connecting knights and chivalry and a code of conduct that they find in those stories to that time period and its morals and values. Using the Middle Ages with its crucible of Eastern and Western religion, culture, politics and the arts to accomplish this fundamental task is sure to engage students from a broad spectrum of backgrounds and interests. Code of Chivalry Knights had rules of conduct that they had to abide by. A2 - Express individual ideas through class discussions. It also makes the path of mercy easier to discern when a difficult decision of justice is required.
One really creative student in one of my classes used paper mâché to make 3-D images on his shield. It is called Medieval Mind Power, and does a good job of elaborating on some of the social aspects of life in that time. Knights not only vowed to protect the weak but also vowed to guard the honor of all fellow knights. Lesson Plan Source Submitted By Carla Kinnard, Greenville Christian School, Greenville, Texas See our to your own lesson plan! Let students transform their desks into quiet places to read and take tests with their own privacy screens. Care not you, said Morgan le Fay, for now I see my time in the which it is best to do it, and therefore hie thee fast and fetch me the sword. Thou shalt perform scrupulously thy feudal duties, if they be not contrary to the laws of God.
Next, have each student display his or her coat of arms, read their quest, and tell the class about the person who is the subject of their biographical sketch. Allow this to go on until the activity starts to slow down, but make sure to stop with at least ten minutes left. And anon as he was come, Merlin desired of King Arthur that Sir Gawaine should be sworn to tell of all his adventures, and how he slew the lady, and how he would give no mercy unto the knight, wherethrough the lady was slain. At 15, he became a squire. Have small groups of students each research a stage in this process for its time line.
After inspiring students by sharing some of these stories, ask them to write their own, using what they've learned about the time period and the people that lived in it. Knights participated in a training process, and they engaged in jousts to prepare for battle. Then gather in the great hall of your castle classroom and invite them to read, tell, or sing their stories to the class. You might also give a test on the reading material covered in class. So that night they were lodged with the best. The paragraph must include specific examples from an Arthurian story. Write a second paragraph explaining what it is to help your classmates understand it.
Then all those knights sought the house thereas the armour was, and then they armed them, and every knight found his own horse, and all that ever longed unto him. For lower performing classes, I provide students with a blank shield. However, the concept of chivalry continued. Thou shalt respect all weaknesses. They will be tackling Shakespeare and Chaucer at the very least in high school, possible seventh and eighth grade, and working on reading skills for similar writing now is important. Talk about how the jobs compare with some modern occupations.
Then Sir Kay took the shield in his hands. The Bushido Code: The Eight Virtues of the Samurai 1. Then the king and the queen were greatly displeased with Sir Gawaine for the slaying of the lady. So Sir Launcelot went unto Gaheris, and prayed him not to be aggrieved for to lend him his horse. In truth there was no such code; chivalry as a set of ideals and duties changed throughout the Middle Ages to meet new socio-economic realities. And as for the king for whom I fight for, I shall require him, as I am his true champion and true knight in this field, that he will have mercy upon this good knight. And there by ordinance of the queen there was set a quest of ladies on Sir Gawaine, and they judged him for ever while he lived to be with all ladies, and to fight for their quarrels; and that ever he should be courteous, and never to refuse mercy to him that asketh mercy.