Medieval Lives: Chapter 1

What are your ideas about the Middle Ages?

This chapter isn’t about a topic or event. Its first purpose is to help student identify the ideas they already have about the period, whether they see it negatively or positively.

Secondly this chapter sets up the overall enquiry ‘Are people right to be so negative about the Middle Ages?’. Each chapter of ‘Medieval Lives’ will feed into this enquiry to a greater or lesser extent. This chapter could equally well be used to link together your own classroom materials.

This chapter was revised and streamlined in August 2021.

And the original opening can now be found as a separate activity:

‘When were the Middle Ages?’ HERE …


Here are two pages from the classroom resource

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Download the full set of revised resources here.

Note: These resources all have 'Rev1' in the file name to distinguish them from the original (superceded) resources.

• Student Text HERE …

• Student PowerPoint HERE …

• Teacher Notes HERE …