Life in a Medieval City Fun Activities

Frances and Joseph Gies
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 129 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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Map of Troyes

Have students create a map of Troyes on poster board. Include its landmarks and sections of the city.

Map of Area Around Troyes

Have students create a map of the area around Troyes. Trade routes are of particular importance. This should aid students in appreciating Troyes' central importance as a trading hub.

Castle of Clay

Using modeling clay, have students construct a historically-accurate model of the Count's Castle, including its donjon.

Market Time

Have the class hold a mock market, in imitation of the Troyes fairs. Merchants can sell "goods," engage in exchanges of currency, and pay taxes.

Popsicle Stick Burgher Home

Using popsicle sticks, have students create a historically-accurate model of the burgher home, including all the rooms.

School Charter

Have the students draft a mock charter, with the class as citizens of a town and the principal as the feudal lord. Students should...

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