Worst Jobs in History: Knights

This video depicts what life was like being a knight  during the Middle Ages. Watch the video below.  After watching the video, would you want be a knight?

 

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Writing About Your Dwelling

Your Medieval dwelling depends largely on your occupation.  Peasants lived near the castle or manor house for protection.  Lords, ladies, and knights lived within.  Priests lived in buildings attached to the local church or cathedral, but monks and nuns usually lived in separate communities of their own.

In addition to the sketch/drawing of your dwelling, you must write a paragraph to accompany it.  (It must have a title and topic sentence, a hook.)   Here are some things you can include in the paragraph:

  • What is the building made of?
  • Are there any windows? How many?
  • How is the house heated?
  • Where is food cooked?
  • Where do I sleep?
  • What is the surrounding area like?

 

Dialogue Journal

 

I have loved reading and responding to your emails and I look forward to more.

Here are the choices for your next “big big big” email:

  • What does (did, if you finished) the book teach you about the role of men and women during these times?
  • What problems, conflicts does the main character face that you deal with in your life?

 

Please respond by Friday, June 1st.

Also, don’t forget your book must be finished by June 4th.

Medieval Research Web Sites: A Day in the Life of a Medieval Person

By now you have selected an occupation for yourself if you lived during the Middle Ages.  As you know, the occupation you selected determines where and how you live, the clothes you wear and the food you eat.

Take your notes in the Note – Taking in your period’s folder.

Your Job Checklist:  A Day in the Life

  • Select an occupation
  • Research where you would live
  • Draw/sketch what your dwelling would look like
  • Research the clothing you would wear
  • Draw/sketch what your clothes would look like
  • Research what you would eat
  • Create a day’s menu of your food

The following are some links that will help you get started:

Middle Ages for Kids

Lots of LInks

Types of Homes

Daily Life for Towns People

Serfs

 

DIALOGUE LETTER/ EMAIL

SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TOPICS AND WRITE ME AN EMAIL.  YOU MUST WRITE ABOUT THE BOOK YOU ARE READING IN CLASS.

HERE IS AN EXAMPLE OF A LETTER A STUDENT WROTE ME:

DIALOGUE LETTER EXAMPLE

 

TOPICS TO CHOOSE FROM

 

TOPIC:  WHAT IS THE BOOK ABOUT?

DIALOGUE:  IS THE TALK REALISTIC, FULL OF VOICE?  COULD YOU HEAR THE CHARACTERS TALKING?

SETTING:  WHERE AND WHEN DOES THE STORY TAKE PLACE?  DESCRIBE IT.

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT: HOW WERE THE CHARACTERS’ ACTIONS, THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS DEPICTED?

 

People of the Middle Ages

The following documents should have been included in yesterday’s post.  They contain information about the spelling words posted yesterday.  You may want to change some of flashcards if the definitions do not match.

For today, please read both pages, then fill in the crossword puzzle.

Readings To Support Spelling and Crossword Puzzle

people1

people2

 

Spelling: May 21, 2012 What job would you have had?

The following words are the spelling words for this week.  All of these words have to do with occupations or people during the middle ages.  The readings below the spelling words will give you the information that you will need to create your flashcards from.

EXTRA CREDIT: Write one sentence using each word as it relates to the middle ages.  Do this in Pages and email me:  anbechert@yahoo.com

Create a flashcard for each of the words in your flashcard app.

1. occupations

2. serf

3. noble

4. minstrel

5. clergy

6. bishop

7. squire

8. knight

9. peasant

10. villeins

11. bailiff

12. fletchers

13. tailor

14. falconer

15. chaplain

16. litters

Nobles and Clergy nobclerg

common