USF's WebQuest 

Title:    If I lived in the Middle Ages, how would I live my life?

Author:      Kathleen Melfy           

Date:         3/15/05

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Unit Summary Teacher's Resources Day 1 Lesson Day 2 Lesson
Day 3 Lesson Day 4 Lesson Day 5 Lesson Day 6 Lesson
Day 7 Lesson Conclusion Student's Web Quest  

Dear Colleague:  This WebQuest will allow students to work together using internet research, textbook, power point presentation and their own creative imagination.  Students will be able to look at life in the Middle Ages and see the differences in society between today and the Middle Ages.                 

Unit Summary:
    Goals/Objectives: Students will understand the difficulties of living in the Middle Ages.
    NCSS Theme: Individual, Groups and Institutions.
    State Standard:  
   
Days:    7 days  (50 minutes)
    Content:    Students will research the different social and political levels of life in the Middle Ages. They will learn by using prior knowledge, powerpoint presentation, book readings and webquest research.
    Methods:    Lecture, group discussions, teacher presentations, student presentations, WebQuest and co-operative journal entries.

WebQuest  Summary:
    Goals/Objectives:    1.    Students will research, in groups, specific jobs and social groups in the Middle Ages, to determine life styles.

                                    2.    Students will complete, in groups, a written report for the teacher.

                                    3.    Students will complete, in groups, an oral presentation for the class.


    Days:                       3 days
    Content:                Students will explore several websites and analyze life styles and hardships of the Middle Ages.
    Methods:
                 Explore the internet to gain knowledge and produce and write a written and oral presentation.

 

Teachers Resources

Unit Information:
    

Background Resources

Teacher Background Resources

http://www.edweb.sdsu.edu/courses/edrec596/about_webquests.html

http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/stagser/s/1259/121/7295/html/0000.html

http://www.netserf.org

Webquest Teacher Resources

http://www.learner.org/exhibits/middleages

http://www.teacheroz.com/middle_ages.htm
http://www.scotttrees.com/middleages/
http://www.castlewales.com/life.html
Student Background Information

http://www.learner.org/exhibits/middleages

http://byu/pt/projects/middleages/lifetimes/people/html
http://www.teacheroz.com/middle_ages.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/middle_ages
 Student Tools
 http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/history/middleages/peasant.html
http://www.castles-of-britian.com/castle35.htm
http://www.themiddleages.net


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)
 Students will access prior knowledge of the Middle Ages--taking notes and cooperatively writing journal entries as a group. (5 groups of 5 students each) Compile groups prior knowledge about what each student knows about the jobs/social groups in the Middle Ages. Group
 Lecture Power Point Presentation on Middle Ages Power Point Slides
Group Discussion Groups will discuss what they know and have learned today.  

 


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Lesson Plan Outline

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

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
 Journal Writing Ranking social groups and jobs based on limited knowledge.  
Reading Textbook: World History--Perspectives on the Past,pgs.22-228 and

pgs.237-242.

Textbook
Group Assignment Students will choose roles for completing  the webquest and pick, at random a role or job.  Researcher, recorder, writer and reporter.  

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)
 Group Meeting Each group will review individual jobs and decide for their group how they want to proceed.  
Internet Research Students will research their choose job/social groups. Internet Resources
Group Meeting Groups will renew today's work and plan next 2 days work.  

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Lesson Plan Outline

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

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
 Internet Research Groups--Continue internet research.  Take notes and starting to form a plan for their written and oral reports. Internet Resources

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)
 Internet Research Students will finish their research and work  on their written and oral reports. Internet Resources

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)
 Student Presentations Half of the student groups will make their oral presentations and turn in their written group summaries for evaluation. Evaluation of Group Work

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)
 Student Presentations The remaining groups will make their oral presentations and turn in their written group summaries for evaluation  

 

Conclusion:    Students will learn to use the internet to help them discover what life was like in the Middle Ages.  They will work in cooperative groups  and learn to work as a team member for a group grade.

Credits/References:

 

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