The Middle Ages for Kids - Check these links to learn more about this dangerous but exciting time.

                   

History and Maps Art Black Death Castles
Cathedrals Chivalry Clothing Crusades
Food Feudal Life Games Heraldry
Houses King Arthur Knights Literature
Monks and the Church Music People Robin Hood
Technology Tournaments Transportation Ideas For Teachers
Kid's Literature

    History:

       
Interactive Introduction to the Middle Ages - http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/history/middleages/index.shtml
        
        History for Kids - History + timeline, religion, clothing, food  -
http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/medieval/

        Mr. Donn -
http://medievaleurope.mrdonn.org/index.html

        Mr. Dowling's Electronic Passport to the Middle Ages -  http://www.mrdowling.com/703middleages.html

        Eyewitness to History - http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/mefrm.htm

        Learner.org Annenberg CPB Middle Ages - http://www.learner.org/exhibits/middleages/

        Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_Ages

        dmoz - http://dmoz.org/Kids_and_Teens/School_Time/Social_Studies/History/By_Time_Period/Middle_Ages/

        Exploring Ancient World Cultures Middle Ages - http://eawc.evansville.edu/mepage.htm

        Social Studies for Kids - http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/subjects/middleages.htm

        Mrs. Sunda's class site - http://www.kyrene.org/schools/brisas/sunda/ma/enter.htm

        Timelines of Events - http://scholar.chem.nyu.edu/tekpages/Timeline.html
                                                http://sirdragontamer.com/MA_index.html

        Bullfinch's Mythology - http://www.bartleby.com/bulfinch/
                                            
http://www.bartleby.com/182/

                                            
http://etext.library.adelaide.edu.au/b/bulfinch/thomas/b93chi/
      
        SCORE Resources from California -
http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/lessons/grades/?u=89

         Mrs. LeDuc suggests:  http://www.georgetown.edu/labyrinth/
                                            http://www.netserf.org
                                           
http://www.likesbooks.com/lifekeep.html
                                                

        The End of Europe's Middle Ages - a tutorial from University of Calgary - excellent but high  reading level needed
   
          http://www.ucalgary.ca/applied_history/tutor/endmiddle/

        A Medieval Scavenger Hunt - topical categories
            
http://web.archive.org/web/20040622182022/http://www.greenwichschools.org/Resources/virtuallibrary/Social_Studies/Middle_Ages/middle_ages.html



      
Maps:

Europe maps http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/history_europe.html
A Medieval Atlas -
http://historymedren.about.com/library/weekly/aa071000a.htm
A Periodical Historical Atlas - http://www.euratlas.net/history/europe/index.html
Medieval Sourcebook -
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/sbookmap.html

      Art: Medieval art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art -
           
     http://www.metmuseum.org/collections/galleries/medieval/300

               
 http://www.metmuseum.org/collections/galleries/arms-and-armor/370
               
Art of the Middle Ages - http://witcombe.sbc.edu/ARTHmedieval.html

   
            Bayeaux Tapestry - http://hastings1066.com/history.shtml
               
History for Kids - http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/medieval/art/index.htm
               
Medieval Art from University of Minnesota - http://arthist.cla.umn.edu/aict/html/medieval.html
               
Web Gallery of Art - http://www.wga.hu/index.html?CFID=2561145&CFTOKEN=94278107
           
   Wikipedia Art - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medieval_art

       Black Death: http://atschool.eduweb.co.uk/heathsid/Subjects/History/plague.htm
                                    http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/plague.htm
                                    http://europeanhistory.boisestate.edu/latemiddleages/demography/06.shtml

                                    
http://www.themiddleages.net/plague.html

      Castles:
        
    NGS Castles -
http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngexplorer/0310/adventures/
           
Castles Learning Center - lots of good stuff  including what did they have for bathrooms?
   
                 http://www.castles-of-britain.com/castlelearningcenter.htm
            Castles - http://www.medieval-castles.net/
            Castles of the World -
http://www.castles.org/index.htm

            Build a Medieval Castle – download the free program and print the different parts -
                    
http://www.yourchildlearns.com/dircast.htm  
                    Putting the castle together - 
http://www.yourchildlearns.com/castle_inst.htm  
           
Kids' Castle - http://www.kidsonthenet.org.uk/teachers/castle.htm
            Cardboard Box Castle -
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/Boxcastle.shtml
            Make Merlin’s Castle – print outs -
http://www.rain.org/~philfear/castle.html
           
Castle Page - http://sirdragontamer.com/ma/castle.htm         
            The Castles of Wales -
http://www.castlewales.com/home.html
           
Castle trivia - http://www.castles-of-britain.com/castletrivia.htm
            Building a castle - http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/activity/castle_builder/


      
Cathedrals:
           
British - 
http://www.britainexpress.com/Where_to_go_in_Britain/Cathedrals/Cathedrals1.htm
                          http://myweb.lmu.edu/sshepherd/med.htm

            French - http://www.pitt.edu/~medart/menufrance/mainfran.html

            The Cathedrals of Britain - http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/architecture_cathedral_01.shtml

           
Cathedrals of the Middle Ages - http://www.themiddleages.net/life/cathedrals.html
                                                 
http://medievaleurope.mrdonn.org/cathedrals.html
                                                 
http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/medieval/architecture/cathedral.htm
                     

            Cathedrals of the Middle Ages -
                   
http://web.archive.org/web/20050203010045/http://www.fcps.k12.va.us/OakViewES/harris/96-97/agespages/middle-ages/architecture.html

            Cathedral vocabulary and picture links and worksheets - http://web.archive.org/web/20090421080425/http://kevin.lps.org/Middle_ages/default.html

      
Chivalry:  Kidzone –   (nobles) http://www.chronique.com/Kids/nobles.htm
                                               (crusaders) http://web.archive.org/web/20100413114429/http://www.chronique.com/Kids/crusader.htm

                            Chivalry, heraldry, tournaments, and more - http://www.medieval-life.net/chivalry.htm
                                                                                                  http://www.knightsandarmor.com/chivalry.htm

                            The Art of Chivalry - http://medievaleurope.mrdonn.org/knights.html
                                   


  
    Clothing:    Medieval Clothing - http://www.historyonthenet.com/Medieval_Life/clothing.htm
                            Medieval Clothing -
http://www.medieval-life.net/clothing.htm
                            Clothing of the Middle Ages -
http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/medieval/clothing/
                            Footwear of the Middle Ages - http://www.personal.utulsa.edu/~marc-carlson/shoe/SHOEHOM3.HTM
                            Introduction to clothing - http://www.learner.org/exhibits/middleages/clothing.html
                            Hat quiz - http://www.learner.org/exhibits/middleages/clothact.html
                          
 Elizabethan Clothing page - http://www.lepg.org/clothing.htm

       Crusades:     CyberSleuth - http://cybersleuth-kids.com/sleuth/History/Medieval/Crusades/
                                History for Kids Crusades -
http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/medieval/history/highmiddle/bernard.htm
                                Medieval Crusades -
http://www.medievalcrusades.com/
                                Mr. Dowling's Crusades and the Rise of Islam - http://www.mrdowling.com/606islam.html
                                University of Calgary - http://www.ucalgary.ca/applied_history/tutor/endmiddle/bluedot/crusades.html
                                What Did A Crusader Wear? - http://www.chronique.com/Kids/crusader.htm
                                FactMonster - http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/medieval/history/highmiddle/bernard.htm

      
Food:   Tales of the Middle Ages Food and Drink - http://www.godecookery.com/mtales/mtales14.htm
                       A Boke (Book) of Gode (Good) Cookery - http://www.godecookery.com/godeboke/godeboke.htm
                       Herbs in Medieval Life -
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/medny/herbgdn1.html
                       Kingdom of Acre - http://www.kingdomofacre.org/food.html
                       History for Kids Food - http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/medieval/food/index.htm
                       Medieval Food -
http://www.medieval-life.net/food.htm
                                       
         http://www.medieval-recipes.com/medievalfood/food.htm

       Feudal Life:  http://www.learner.org/exhibits/middleages/feudal.html
                       Camelot Village's Medieval Life - http://www.camelotintl.com/village/index.html
                       Life in Middle Ages http://sirdragontamer.com/ma/keep.htm

               
       Medieval Life - http://historyonthenet.com/Medieval_Life/feudalism.htm

       Games:  Medieval Games - http://www.medieval-life.net/games.htm
                        Games of Anglo-Saxons -
http://www.regia.org/games.htm
                        Medieval Games - http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/medieval/games/index.htm
                                                        http://www.middle-ages.org.uk/entertainment-middle-ages.htm

       Heraldry: 
                     Beginner's Guide to Heraldry

                     Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heraldry
                     Heraldry for kids - http://www.heraldry.ca/kids_en/heraldry_make_shield.htm
                     Shield designs - http://www.themcs.org/kidsheraldry.htm
                     Intro, beasts, vocab - http://mostly-medieval.com/explore/herintro.htm
                     Heraldry Game - http://www.yourchildlearns.com/heraldrygame/index.html
                     
Make Your Own Coat of Arms (shield) - http://www.yourchildlearns.com/heraldry.htm
                
    Heraldry Symbols - http://www.digiserve.com/heraldry/symbols.htm
                                                    
http://www.fleurdelis.com/meanings.htm

       Houses:  
                      
Peasant homes - http://www.historyonthenet.com/Medieval_Life/houses.htm
                                                  http://library.thinkquest.org/10949/fief/lohouse.html

                                                  http://www.learner.org/interactives/middleages/homes.html
                                                  http://www.bedbathstore.com/doliandhodei.html
                       Homes - http://www.learner.org/interactives/middleages/morehome.html
                                     http://library.thinkquest.org/10949/fief/lointro.fief.html
                                     http://www.schoolsliaison.org.uk/kids/aston/changingtimes/medieval/richhome.htm
                                     http://www.castlesandmanorhouses.com/life.htm
                       Houses -
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/medieval_manor_houses.htm

       King Arthur:  http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/4186/Arthur/htmlpages/kingarthur.html  
                    Arthur for Kids - http://www.earlybritishkingdoms.com/kids/arthur_life.html
                                              http://www.earlybritishkingdoms.com/kids/arthur.html
                                             
Merrie Haskell's story of King Arthur

                    King Arthur - http://www.britannia.com/history/h12.html
                                         http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/anglo_saxons/arthur_01.shtml
                                         http://www.candlelightstories.com/storybooks/legends-of-king-arthur/
                                         
http://www.2020site.org/kingarthur/
                                   
     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Arthur

       Knights:    Knights http://historymedren.about.com/cs/knightsarmor/a/kl1define.htm
                           Knight's life http://historymedren.about.com/cs/knightsarmor/a/introducing.htm
                           http://www.knightsandarmor.com/history.htm

                           http://history.howstuffworks.com/middle-ages/knight.htm
                           http://www.kyrene.org/schools/brisas/sunda/ma/1jake.htm
                           http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knights
                           http://medievaleurope.mrdonn.org/knights.html
                           http://www.medieval-life-and-times.info/medieval-knights/becoming-a-knight.htm

      
Literature:
http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/medieval/literature/index.htm
                               http://medievaleurope.mrdonn.org/literature.html

                               Ballads - http://mostly-medieval.com/explore/ballads.htm
                               Robin Hood and the Monk - http://www.robinhood.info/robinhood/monkstory.html
                               Language - http://www.medieval-life.net/literature_main.htm

                               Printing - http://www.medieval-life.net/printing.htm
                               Gutenberg -
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Gutenberg
                                                   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Printing_press

       Monks and the Church :
              
Monastery: http://www.britainexpress.com/History/medieval-monastery.htm

                                 http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/medieval/people/monks.htm
                                 http://www.learner.org/interactives/middleages/morelign.html
                                 http://www.medieval-life-and-times.info/medieval-life/life-of-medieval-monks.htm
           
   Life in a Medieval Monastery - http://www.middle-ages.org.uk/medieval-monastery.htm
           
   Map of a Medieval Monastery
- http://www.britainexpress.com/History/medieval-monastery-map.htm
           
   Virtual Abbey -  http://www.newyorkcarver.com/Abbey.htm

       Music:  Overview - http://www.learner.org/exhibits/middleages/moremusic.html
                       Medieval Life -
http://www.medieval-life.net/music.htm

                       Explanation -
http://www.ucalgary.ca/applied_history/tutor/endmiddle/music.html
                       History -
http://www.hypermusic.ca/hist/medieval.html
                                     
http://library.thinkquest.org/15413/history/history-med.htm

                       Medieval Instruments -
http://www.music.iastate.edu/antiqua/instrumt.html
                      
Wikipedia Music of Middle Ages - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medieval_music

      People: 
            People of the Middle Ages 
http://www.themiddleages.net/people_middle_ages.html

            Occupations of the Middle Ages  http://members.tripod.com/hkcarms/occ.html
            
Eleanor of Aquitaine  http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/heroine2.html
                                              http://womenshistory.about.com/od/medbritishqueens/p/eleanor_aq.htm
                                              http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/eleanor_of_aquitaine.shtml
                                              http://ehistory.osu.edu/world/PeopleView.cfm?PID=394
            People of the Middle Ages
http://sirdragontamer.com/ma/people.htm

                                                       http://www.themiddleages.net/people/index.html
                                                       http://www.middle-ages.org.uk/middle-ages-people.htm
                                                       http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/medieval/people/index.htm
                                                       http://www.medieval-life-and-times.info/famous-medieval-people/

       Robin Hood: http://www.boldoutlaw.com/robbeg/index.html
                                 http://www.robinhood.info/robinhood/legend.html
                                 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Hood
                                
http://www.mainlesson.com/display.php?author=marshall&book=robin&story=_contents
                                
http://www.robinhood.ltd.uk/robinhood/factorfiction.html

       Technology:  http://scholar.chem.nyu.edu/tekpages/Subjects.html
                                 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medieval_technology
                                 http://www.engr.sjsu.edu/pabacker/history/middle.htm

       Tournaments: Tournaments - http://www.medieval-life.net/tournaments.htm
                                       Jousting -
http://historymedren.about.com/library/weekly/aa051298.htm
                                    
                  http://www.kyrene.org/schools/brisas/sunda/ma/1brian.htm

                                       Joust page - http://sirdragontamer.com/ma/joust.htm
                                       Tournaments -
http://www.hyw.com/Books/History/Tourname.htm
                                       Wikipedia Tournaments - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tournament_%28medieval%29

       Transportation:  http://scholar.chem.nyu.edu/tekpages/Subjects.html
                                       
http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/history/middleages/trade.html

              Middle Ages Clip art : http://us.dk.com/static/cs/us/11/clipart/medieval/book_medievallife.html

     Ideas for Teachers:
            Mrs. Donn's Lesson Plans -
http://worldhistory.mrdonn.org/middleages.html 
                                                       http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson156.shtml
     
            Medieval Webquests -   http://www.milton.k12.vt.us/WebQuests/SChristensen/webquest-middle_ages.htm

   
 
                                              http://www.kenton.k12.ky.us/Webquest/gardner.htm
                                                  http://www.lcms.srvusd.k12.ca.us/LibMediaCenter/7th%20Grade/middle_ages_webquest.htm
                                                  
http://www2.lhric.org/irvington/ims/6th/midages.htm

                                                  
http://winnebago.esu1.org/lbotma/web1.html
                                                  http://www.gfalls.wednet.edu/staff/dlawrenc/lawmiddleages/middleages.html
                                                  http://www.moffatsd.org/admin/technology/webquest/medievalages/
                                             
    http://www.yesnet.yk.ca/schools/wes/webquests_themes/medieval_theme.html

            Journey Through the Middle Ages Webquest -   http://library.thinkquest.org/4051/
                                             
            Create a Skit for the King Webquest - http://www.milforded.org/schools/eastshore/pbegin/wq/medieval.html

  Vocabulary Games for Middle Ages from Jennifer Cahill - http://www.quia.com/custom/4179main.html

  Middle Ages Projects from Jefferson Township Schools -
      http://www.jefftwp.org/middleschool/CoreTeams/LA/middle_ages_research_project.htm

  Castle Builder Activity from California -
http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/activity/castle_builder/

  Special lessons about the Middle Ages from Education World -
      
http://www.education-world.com/a_special/millenium_01.shtml

  Medieval Times - http://www.42explore2.com/medieval.htm

  DiscoverySchool - http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans/the-middle-ages.cfm
           http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans/from-medieval-times-to-today.cfm


  Jerrie Cheek's Middle Ages and Castles and Knights web pages

  The Middle Ages from A to Z - http://abecedarius.webs.com/MiddleAges.htm

  ProTeacher - http://www.proteacher.com/090074.shtml

  Tapestry in the Middle Ages - http://www.education-world.com/a_tsl/archives/00-1/lesson0024.shtml 

  Middle Ages for fifth grade -  Creating a Medieval Village
       
http://www.cesa8.k12.wi.us/teares/math/it/webquests/MiddleAges/index.htm

  Middle Ages Art and Architecture - http://www.historylink101.com/lessons/art_history_lessons/ma/index.htm

  Middle Ages Scavenger Hunt - http://home.rochester.rr.com/lagana/mash.html

  Medieval Feasts - http://eureka.mhsl.uab.edu/lp/feast/
      http://www.coreknowledge.org/mimik/mimik_uploads/lesson_plans/350/MEDIEVAL%20FEAST%20%20Culminating%20Activity.pdf
      http://www.squidoo.com/medieval-feast

  Middle Ages games for kids today - http://medievaleurope.mrdonn.org/games.html 

  Middle Ages for Grade 3 - http://web.archive.org/web/20041106085032/http://www.libsci.sc.edu/miller/Midage.htm
                            Grade 5 - http://web.archive.org/web/20041011220000/http://www.libsci.sc.edu/miller/Lane.htm

  Late Middle Ages activities for students http://www.help4teachers.com/lava.htm

  Not Everyone Lived in Castles - http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=448

  Medieval Fun Day - http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/curr191.shtml

  The Middle Ages - 12 Activities for Grades 4-5 - http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson156.shtml

  Sworn to Serve Webquest - http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/score_lessons/sworntoserve/

  Destroy the Castle Interactive Game - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lostempires/trebuchet/destroywave.html


Literature:  http://www.carolhurst.com/subjects/history/middleages.html

         
Adam of the Road - Elizabeth Janet Gray
   
              http://www.easyfunschool.com/article1011.html
                 http://www.berksiu.k12.pa.us/webquest/Culbert/index.htm

Beowulf - A long version http://classiclit.about.com/library/bl-etexts/beowulf/bl-beowulf1.htm
                Online version http://www.lone-star.net/literature/beowulf/

              
 Summary - http://pinkmonkey.com/booknotes/monkeynotes/pmBeowulf06.asp
              
 Lesson plan - http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/reading-literature-translation-beowulf-814.html

Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman
   
http://www.carolhurst.com/titles/catherinecalledbirdy.html
    
http://www.nt.net/~torino/birdy.html
   
http://www.lisle202.org/pages/uploaded_files/Catherine%20Study%20Guide%202010.pdf
   
http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/readers_guides/cushman/catherine.shtml
   
http://www.edhelper.com/books/Catherine_Called_Birdy.htm

  
 Webquest

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain
    
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/TwaYank.html

The Door in The Wall - Marguerite De Angeli
   
  http://www.nt.net/~torino/door.html
     http://coe.west.asu.edu/students/ibickman/door/doorindex.htm

King Arthur - http://www.britannia.com/history/h12.html
                     
http://www.kingarthursknights.com/

The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman 
   
http://www.carolhurst.com/titles/midwifesapprentice.html
    http://www.eduplace.com/tview/tviews/m/midwifesapprentice.html
    
http://www.mrcoward.com/slcusd/midwife.html

Sir Lancelot - http://www.lib.rochester.edu/camelot/lanmenu.htm

A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver - E. L. Konigsburg
     http://www.ala.org/offices/publishing/booklist/booklinks/resources/eleanoraquitaine
     
http://www.forestridge.org/faculty/fierce/medieval/scarlet/scarletguide.htm

Robin Hood - a play by Tennyson - http://www.lib.rochester.edu/camelot/rh/forest.htm
     stories -
http://www.kellscraft.com/Robinhood/robinhoodcontent.html

The Second Mrs. Giaconda - E. L. Konigsburg
     flashcards - http://www.studystack.com/flashcard-352472

Castle from http://www.clipsahoy.com/ 
Knight from Metropolitan Museum of Art
Crusaders from  http://members.easyspace.com/Brig/mca/clips.html
Midi from http://www.na.rim.or.jp/~makoyan/

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