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The Late Middle Ages ONLY 6.25
Looking for a great unit study or supplement for your history curriculum on Late Middle Ages for students ages 10 and up? Also a great resource for parents and educators teaching younger children! This issue of Learning Through History magazine is perfect for a unit on The Late Middle Ages!
64 pages of material including:
• 15 articles with discussion and essay questions
• 3 arts & crafts projects
• 2 complete historical literature study guides (Middle School and High School)
• Book and video lists for each article
• Web links for each article
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TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Timeline of late Middle Ages events from 1300 to 1499.
A DAY IN THE LIFE DURING ... THE LATE MIDDLE AGES
Meet Anne, a new maid of honor in the royal court of a noble household.
SICK AND TIRED: THE PEASANT UPRISING OF 1381
Join the crowd that was part of the English Peasants’ Revolt of 1381, a protest of the high taxes and harsh conditions the government had imposed on the peasants to learn about the revolt that was a backlash against the English feudal system.
JOAN OF ARC: MAIDEN OF FRANCE
Listen to Joan’s friend Hauviette recount the tale of her short life in this dramatic fictional story based on actual events.
A BAND OF BROTHERS: THE HUNDRED YEARS’ WAR
On a misty summer morning in 1346, a small English army took refuge on a hill near Crécy, France. A tide of French knights on fine horses charged toward them, clad in shiny armor and wielding powerful lances. English archers drew back the strings on their six-foot longbows and released a storm of arrows. Within hours, thousands of France’s finest nobles and soldiers lay dead. Over the next century, find out how these bands of noble brothers struggled for control of Western Europe in a war that molded Europe’s future.
HELP WANTED: MIDDLE AGES JOBS
Lindee Nearmy and Heather Rutkowski
During the Middle Ages, even though people worked hard, many of them lived in poverty. They worked many hours each day, from sunrise until sunset, and sometimes in the evening. Men and women had different types of jobs, and peasant children were expected to work from a young age. Read on to discover what kind of jobs were available for men, women, and children in the late Middle Ages!
CAXTON AND A CHANGING ENGLISH LANGUAGE
William Caxton observed that the English language had changed and would continue to change. Learn what his observations were and uncover what happened to English in the late Middle Ages to make it sound so different than what had come before.
THE BLACK DEATH
The plague began with a headache. Soon chills and fever developed. A day or two later lumps began to form on the neck, under the arms, and in the groin. The lumps were encircled by a red ring and grew to the size of an egg and soon began to turn black. They were a symptom of bubonic plague – explore how this terrible disease that swept through Europe and Asia during the Middle Ages.
THE PLAGUE DOCTOR: A SHORT STORY
Go on a house call with a plague doctor outside of London in this short story.
LOST EMPIRE OF BURGUNDY
Look on any map of modern Europe and you will find no Burgundian Empire. But five centuries ago – in the late Middle Ages – this empire existed, and it stretched from modern-day Holland through Belgium, western Germany, Alsace, Switzerland, and on to northern Italy. It was famed for its people’s wealth, military muscle, renowned artists, clever leaders, and lavish court. It was feared and admired, often at the same time.
Yet the grand Empire of Burgundy was shattered in a few minutes one bitter January day – find out how.
THE HANSEATIC LEAGUE
Being a merchant in the Middle Ages was dangerous work. Most roads were no more than rough meadow paths. Ambushes by highwaymen and raiding militias were common.
At sea, merchants were in danger from storms as well as pirates and privateers. Merchants from the newly formed cities on the coast of the Baltic and North Seas began to join together to make long-distance trading safer. Learn how these informal associations grew into the merchant association known as the Hanseatic League, which dominated the commerce of northern Europe for three centuries.
ROBIN HOOD IN SHERWOOD STOOD — OR DID HE?
The stories of Robin Hood have been in existence for more than six hundred years. For example, Robin Hood robbed from the rich and gave to the poor. He led a band of merry men and loved a lady named Maid Marian. He defended the name and throne of good King Richard I against the king’s scheming brother John and the evil sheriff of Nottingham. Historians have searched diligently for proof of all of the above. They have reached consensus on only one point: Almost none of it is true. Find out what, if anything, do we know for sure about Robin Hood.
CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE LATE MIDDLE AGES
If you lived during the late Middle Ages, climate change is something you would know all about. Of course, you couldn’t watch the weather report on television and hear about record temperatures. The truth is you wouldn’t need to. Without central heating and air, you’d know when the weather was hot and when it was cold. You wouldn’t need the weatherman to tell you. If you lived in the late Middle Ages, you would be quick to notice when the weather didn’t behave as it was expected to. And in the fourteenth century, the weather did not behave as it was expected to – learn what happened and the impact climactic change had on daily life.
INTO THE SEA OF DARKNESS
The Portuguese had knowledge, a good location, and seafaring experience on their side, but it was the leadership of one man which united the nation in a mission of exploration that lasted over 150 years. Read about that man, Prince Henry the Navigator, and his exploits.
MEDIEVAL MAP MYSTERIES
Donna Marie West
Learn about several medieval maps that have mysteries associated with them.
GUTENBERG’S PRINTING PRESS
Annie Laura Smith
The invention of the printing press by Johannes Gutenberg is considered one of the most important technical advances in history. This invention laid the foundation for the commercial mass production of books, fostering rapid development in the sciences, arts, and religion. Learn more about the man who made it all happen.
ARTS & CRAFTS
LATE MIDDLE AGES FARE by Christine Gable
MERELS: A MEDIEVAL GAME OF STRATEGY by Alison Shuman
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DOODLING IN THE WORLD:
ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS by Laurie Whitman
LITERATURE STUDY GUIDES
THE DOOR IN THE WALL (Middle School) by Catherine Morin
THE SONG OF ROLAND (High School) by Jim Cort
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