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WebQuest Title:  Cathedral Webquest    

Author:  Bill D'Water               

Date:  3/17/03

Unit Summary:
    Goals/Objectives:  To provide students with an understanding of the architecture, art, geography, government, history, and religion of the Late Middle Ages (1000AD - 1400AD) .
    Days: 
7
    Content: 
Medieval architecture, art, geography, government, history, and religion.
    Methods: 
Direct Instruction, Discussion, and Informal and Formal Group Work (Cathedral Webquest)

WebQuest  Summary:
    Goals/Objectives:  To provide students with an understanding of Medieval architecture, art, geography, history and religion by studying Gothic and Romanesque cathedrals in Europe.
    Days: 
3
    Content: 
Medieval architecture, art, geography, history, and religion by focusing on studying Gothic and Romanesque cathedrals.
    Methods:
  Formal Group Work        

Teachers Resources

Unit Information:
    

Background Resources

Web-based Subject Matter Content
  Website on Middle Ages:  http://emuseum.mnsu.edu/history/middleages/

                                      http://www.owlnet.rice.edu/~hart205/Cathedrals

                                                  http://www.daman.ca/essays/pdf/cathedrals/pdf
                                                  http://www.caspercollege.edu/rbarris/art2010f02/romanesqueweb.html
                                      http://www.elore.com/Gothic/contents.htm  

Web Pedagogy Content 
                                             http://www.coedu.usf.edu/internetsafety/
                                             http://interact.hpcnet.org/webcommission/index.htm#report
                                             http://www.coedu.usf.edu/webquest/
 
 

 Other Resources
  Medieval oath from Day 1:  http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/feud-oath1.html
  Cunningham, Lawrence and Reich, John  Culture and Values (Fort Worth, TX  Harcourt Brace Jovanovich  1994)  pgs. 226 - 393.
  Laux, Fr. John M.A.  Church History  (Rockford, IL  Tan Books and Publishers  1989)            pgs. 192 - 388.
 
 


Unit Lesson Sequence
 


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Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
Discussion         (10 minutes) Review concepts discussed in the previous unit - The Early Middle Ages (400AD - 1000AD) None
Direct Instruction - including reading an example of a Medieval oath given by a vassal to his lord  (40 minutes) Feudalism -

Concepts to know: Feudal System, fief, lord, vassal, king, peasants, serfs, Magna Carta

 
Transparencies

 

     
     
     
     
     

 


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Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
Informal Group Work (15 minutes) Understanding differences between Democracy and Feudalism Handout 1
Direct Instruction   (35minutes) Life in the Middle Ages -

Concepts to know:  Marriage/family, eating habits, where they lived - including castles, and economics - including guilds, trade with Africa and Asia (Marco Polo) - also Black Plague, and introduction of new items to Europe from trading - including spices, silk, ivory, carpets, and rice

 
Transparencies
     
     
     
     
     

Day 3    Back to Top
Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
Direct Instruction        

(40 minutes)

Religion in the Middle Ages -

Concepts to know:  Catholicism - including discussion of religious orders (Franciscans & Dominicans) and the Inquisition, Islam, Crusades, Eastern Orthodox - including split with the Western Church

 

Transparencies
Discussion (10 minutes) Review of concepts discussed in class. None
     
     
     
     
     

Day 4    Back to Top
Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
Formal Group Work - students work in groups of two             (50 minutes) Cathedral Webquest -

Concepts to know:  Romanesque and Gothic art and architecture

 

Cathedral Webquest Website
     
     
     
     
     
     

Day 5    Back to Top
Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
Formal Group Work - students work in groups of two             (50 minutes) Cathedral Webquest -

Concepts to know:  Romanesque and Gothic art and architecture

Cathedral Webquest Website
     
     
     
     
     
     

Day 6    Back to Top
Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
Formal Group Work - students work in groups of two             (50 minutes) Cathedral Webquest -

Concepts to know:  Romanesque and Gothic art and architecture

 
Cathedral Webquest Website
     
     
     
     
     
     

Day 7    Back to Top
 

Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
Testing - Multiple Choice, Short Answer, and Essay (50 minutes) Test on Late Middle Ages Unit Test
     
     
     
     
     
     

Conclusion:

Credits/References:  Sunshine State Standards -

[History] Standard 2, benchmark 6:  The student understands features of the theological and cultural conflict between the Muslim world and Christendom and the resulting religious, political, and economic competition in the Mediterranean region.

[History] Standard 2, benchmark 7:  The student understands the development of the political, social, economic, and religious systems of European civilization during the Middle Ages.

 

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