Step 1) Each of you need to print a paper copy of the Medieval Society chart (attached at the bottom of this page) before you start your journey. This chart will allow you to organize your information to complete the tasks of your webquest. It also contains a vocabulary page with definitions of words from Medival Times.
Step 2) Your first visit is to villages. Click on the links below to find out about village life during Medieval Times. You will write down information about the villagers' daily work, food, clothing and their children’s activities. Think of what it would be like for you if you were living in a Medieval Village.
Step 3) Next, you will visit towns or cities. Again, as you and your partner venture through your journey, remember to fill in your Medieval Society chart. Think of what it would be like for you if you were living in a town or city during the Medieval Times. Here are the websites that will take you to Medieval towns and cities.
Step 4) At last, you are going to visit castles. While you are very excited, refer to what you have learned in class about castle life as you explore the castles. Do not forget to write down your information. Think of what it would be like if you were living in a castle during Medieval Times. The websites below will take you into castle life:
Step 5) Your journey to Medieval Times is over. You are back in 2008. You and your partner will join up with another team who has also completed their journey. Together you will work on your final presentation to the class.
Read the rubric on the Evaluation tab before your group starts to work.
In your group of 4, discuss your experiences. Refer to the information you gathered from your trip and answer the following questions:
-Who lived in castles and what was it like to live in a castle?
-Who lived in townhouses and what was it like to live in a town or city?
-Who lived in villages and what was it like to live in a village?
-Did Medieval society include an upper class, middle class and lower class? If yes, who was in each class?
-In which period would you prefer to live (Medieval or present)? Why? (Provide supporting details from your travels to explain your answer.)
-Be creative. You may create charts, posters, cue cards, or draw pictures with captions as part of your presentation.
Step 6) After your group discussion, group members need to decide on who will be presenter 1, presenter 2, presenter 3 and presenter 4:
Presenter 1: Tell your stories of what village life was like.
Presenter 2: Tell your stories of what town or city life was like.
Presenter 3: Tell your stories of what castle life was like.
Presenter 4: As the Speaker, you will introduce the group and give a general description of the presentation. At the end of the presentation, the Speaker concludes the presentation by making comparisons between Medieval life and present-day life.
Step 7) Print Out the Presentation sheets (attached below) and each presenter will write out their own presentation.
Your group will get a group mark for this presentation. To ensure the best performance of your whole group, group members should help each other.
Step 8) Present your stories to the class. (10 minutes per group)