Links to curriculum, lesson plans, primary sources, and other teaching tools aligned to the World History Curriculum
Last Updated: Apr 7, 2011
- Annenberg Interactives: The Middle Ages
Use this workshop to gain practical and philosophical skills for teaching writing, while examining issues every teacher faces—such as high-stakes assessments and dealing with differently abled students.
- National Geographic Xpeditions: Fleas and the Black Death
This lesson asks students to investigate the role of fleas, a well-known parasite, in the European Black Death of the 14th century. They will research this topic on the Web and create posters or multimedia presentations showing how fleas spread the disease.
- Not Everyone Lived in Castles During the Middle Ages
Many people think of the Middle Ages as a romantic time when gallant knights rescued lovely damsels in distress and everyone lived in castles. But that's only one small facet of the picture. In this lesson, students will learn about the lifestyle of the wealthy elite and then expand their view of medieval society by exploring the lives of the peasants, craftsmen, and monks.