1. Each group of students will research a specified topic:
- Writing: Illuminated letters and manuscripts, Gutenberg press
- Cathedrals: stained glass, Gothic architecture
- Castle and manor
- Health and medicine: bubonic plaque/black death
- Guilds and tradesmen
- Feasts: food, entertainment, decorations, roles of people
- Clergy, religion and church
2. Each group will create one NoodleTools "project" and share with each other.
Each group needs at least 5 NoodleTools notecards (at least one per student):
- Read information about your topic from the links provided
- Generate research questions / sub -topics for your area (consider who, what, where, why, how, interesting facts, etc)
- Each sub-topic becomes a notecard 'subject / title'
At least 5 illustrations
Answer the 5 w’s and h (who, what, where, when, why, and how)
Quality of information/connection to present day
Everyone participated in creating the poster
Time on task
- Correct grammar/punctuation/spelling
4. Display and explain your presentation.
5. Work in small groups to make hats (coronets, hennin, jester, knight's helmet),
coat of arms, castle & manor, painted tapestry, stained glass, illuminated letters.
6. Participate in the Medieval Feast
Process & Rubric
1. Students assigned to groups; each group given a research topic.
2. Students use research links in this guide to gather information about their topic and generate at least 5 research questions (sub-topics).
3. Each group creates one NoodleTools project; shares with all group members and submit to teacher's drop box.
Teacher or Librarian checks each group's questions before research begins.
4. Students decide which question/sub-topic they will research. Each student must use at least 2 different sources. Paraphrase the text in your own words!
5. Each source needs a new citation, including images.
Teacher will check for plagiarism and source citations.
6. Students will use research notes to create a representation of their topic.
Getty Museum: The King's Table: Recipes for a Medieval Feast
Washington State University: Medieval Food
|medieval, middle ages||stained glass|
|coat of arms, heraldry, sheilds||illuminated letters, manuscripts|
|guilds, trades, occupations||Gutenberg press|
|castle, manor, peasants, serfs||nobles, royalty, clergy/church,|
|medicine, health, black/bubonic plague||knights|
BOOKS (on a cart in the library)