It is one of the most popular video games ever created. Moreover, educators are finding ways to use Minecraft as a teaching tool, and one that could be ideal for learning about the Middle Ages.
More specifically, it provides educators with a classroom-tested lesson activity for teaching medieval European society content using the game of chess by providing background information on the history of chess, a rationale for including chess in the classroom, and step-by-step procedures to infuse this activity when the topic of feudalism is covered.
The Pennsylvania State University Medieval Garden: Using a Specialized Garden as an Alternative Teaching and Learning Environment
A Case Study of Medieval Japan through Art: Samurai Life in Medieval Japan By Ethan Segal and Jaye Zola Lesson Plan for Grades 11-12 Teachers are encouraged to read “Medieval Japan: An Introductory Essay,” by historian Ethan Segal, prior to conducting this lesson. The introductory essay may also be assigned to students with advanced reading […]
In 2002, TV Choice Educational Resources created a series of three 30-minute films designed for Elementary and High School students about the Middle Ages. They include: Medieval Life 1: Two Families A unique, comic and ultimately tragic insight into how two different families lived in medieval times. On the eve of the outbreak of the […]
A Present Day Trip Back in Time: A Travel Guide of Medieval Castles, Churches, and Roads in Between By Kathryn Nash The Medieval World: Life, Thought, Action, edited by Sally N. Vaughn (Houston, 2005) Introduction: In my curriculum unit, I hope to follow in the spirit of John Steinbeck when he said, “people don’t take trips, trips […]
Turning and Flinging: Simple Machines in the Classroom By Jarred Araujo, Jenna Hiller and Andrew Hyde Paper published online by Western Michigan University (2006) Abstract: Students enrolled in a multidisciplinary service learning engineering design course work in groups to make working prototypes of hands-on experiments in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) areas for K-12 teachers. […]
Teaching Knighthood and the Late Medieval Battlefield using the Knights of The Messenger By Matthieu Chan Tsin The Once and Future Classroom, Vol.7:1 (2009) Introduction: When Luc Besson and Sony released The Messenger in 1999, movie reviewers were quick to judge the director’s version of Joan of Arc’s story as historically inaccurate. However, the same […]