MEDIEVAL WEB QUEST
Designed by Elizabeth Graham
Introduction Task Process Outcomes Evaluation Resources
You have been summoned through time by a powerful knight , who requests your scholarly skill to record , for posterity,. the siege that is about to take place. As part of your duty you must not only describe the attack and defense of the castle but how it affects the lives of those who live in, and have sought protection in the castle. Remember sieges sometimes lasted for many years.
You are to prepare a Feature Article, which will be carried back through time and published in the Herald, with accompanying graphics. Your group ( 4-5 students ) must explore the following aspects;
1. Castle design
2. Defensive and offensive tactics used in the siege
3 Weapons and Armor
4. Life in the castle for the different classes
5. Through interviews with people, explore how the different classes view the exchange of taxes for protection.
Students , with the aid of the resources below, will research the information , and synthesize their findings in a feature article format. The article may be word processed and handed in as hard copy or on disk
Castle Sieges; www.medieval-castles.net/castles.htm
Medieval life; www.kyrene.k12.az.us/schools.husas/sunda/ma/mahome.htm
Outcomes M4.8 uses historical terms in appropriate contexts
M4.11 locates, selects and organizes simple historical information from a variety of sources , using technological and other processes to address simple historical problems and issues
M4.14 Creates texts using evidence to retell , describe, explain and argue , with guidance
information and evidence to explain complex issues, using a range of
processes including technology, independently
Explains and integrates relevant historical terms and concepts into a sustained argument.
Discusses complex ideas using written and graphic presentation
information and evidence to explain complex problems and issues, using a
range of processes, including technology, independently
Uses relevant historical terms and concepts to answer questions, with limited argument
Discusses ideas in written and graphic text
|Locates selects and
organizes information from a variety of sources, using a range of processes
including technology to address simple historical issues, with limited
Uses some historical terms and concepts in an appropriate context.
Explains ideas in appropriate written and graphic form
|Locates and selects
relevant information from sources, including technology, with some guidance.
Uses historical terms in appropriate contexts
Recounts simple ideas in basic written and graphic form