Our Middle Ages lesson plan introduces students to the Middle Ages, which they likely know little about. During this lesson, students are asked to use their creativity to design their own coat of arms based on themselves and their family history, encouraging them to consider the symbolism and meaning behind each design choice on coats of arms from the Middle Ages. Students are also asked to define given terms related to the Middle Ages in order to demonstrate their understanding of the lesson vocabulary.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define the Middle Ages, and identify various people and events during the time period., and create a personal coat of arms.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.5 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.3 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.7 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.3 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.7 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.2 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6.4 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6.10