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/

        Ducksters - http://www.ducksters.com/history/middle_ages_timeline.php

        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/

         Mrs. LeDuc suggests:  https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/labyrinth/
                                                 http://www.netserf.org                                             

        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
               Ducksters - http://www.ducksters.com/history/middle_ages_art_literature.php
               
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://www.history.com/topics/black-death
                             http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/middle_ages/black_01.shtml
                             http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/plague.htm
                             
http://europeanhistory.boisestate.edu/latemiddleages/demography/06.shtml

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

Castles:
        
   

              
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/
            Build a Medieval Castle download the free program and print the different parts -
                     http://www.yourchildlearns.com/castle.htm
                    Putting the castle together -  http://www.yourchildlearns.com/castle_inst.htm
            Kids' Castle - http://www.kidsonthenet.org.uk/castle/view.html
            Cardboard Box Castle -
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/Boxcastle.shtml
           
Storm the Castle - http://www.stormthecastle.com/paper-castle/make-a-cardboard-castle.htm
           
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
            Pinterest castles - https://www.pinterest.com/explore/cardboard-castle/
            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

                                   http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/architecture_cathedral_01.shtml

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

           
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
                     
                   
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
                                   http://www.medieval-life.net/clothing.htm
                                   http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/medieval/clothing/
                                   http://www.learner.org/exhibits/middleages/clothing.html
Footwear of the Middle Ages -
http://www.personal.utulsa.edu/~marc-carlson/shoe/SHOEHOM3.HTM
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
                               
                                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.o
rg/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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