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.
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.
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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