MEDIEVAL WEB QUEST   

                                                                                     Designed by Elizabeth Graham

                       Introduction   Task   Process Outcomes  Evaluation Resources

                    

                                                        

    Introduction                 

   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.

                                     

         Task

     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.

                                               

    Process

      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

 

Resources

Castle Sieges;   www.medieval-castles.net/castles.htm

                                         www.castlewales.com/life.html

                                         www.juniorgeneral.org/siege/siege.html

                                         www.castles-of-britain.com/castlest.htm

                                          www.geocities.com/AthensAcademy/7967/web2.htm

                                          http://www.ehistory.com/middleages/booksandliterature/froissart/oo48.cfm

                                          http://www.ehistory.com/middleages/booksandliterature/froissart/oo91.cfm

 

Medieval life;    www.kyrene.k12.az.us/schools.husas/sunda/ma/mahome.htm

                                          www.medieval-life.net/life_main.htm

                                         www.pineriver.k12.mi.us/ms/medieval/medieval.htm

                                        www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/history/middleages/contents.html

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   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

   Evaluation  

                                                 

                         Excellent Achievement

                           18-20

Evaluates 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

                         High Achievement

                            15-17

Uses relevant 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

                         Substantial Achievement

                             12-14

Locates selects and organizes information from a variety of sources, using a range of processes including technology to address simple historical issues, with limited guidance

Uses some historical terms and concepts in an appropriate context.

Explains ideas in appropriate written and graphic form

                         Satisfactory Achievement

                            9-11

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