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Welcome to Medieval Times my Lords and Ladies! Your kings, lords, knights, and peasants have been chosen by the fates. Now, you will tell the story of life as one of these people. Using the below guidelines, create a story that demonstrates your knowledge of your particular group. In other words, if you are a knight, create a story as if you were living (or training) as a knight in medieval times. Use the medieval resource page on our classweb site to help you with your story. Have fun, be creative, and don’t use any tree buckets 

King/Lords 1. What is your title? (King, Lord, Lady, etc.) a. What is your family name? b. What is your family’s crest? (crest creator located on medieval resource page) 2. How many acres of land do you own and how many vassals do you have? a. What are their names?(ask your classmates for their family names) i. Draw a feudal pyramid showing your relationship to your vassals. b. Where is the land located? (should connect to a place in medieval Europe) c. Why did you choose this location for your manor ? 3. Draw or illustrate a diagram of your manor. Make sure to include all of the pieces of the manor that are listed in your book/notes. a. Include a picture of your castle and label at least 6 parts we discussed in class (i.e. drawbridge, moat, etc.) 4. What is typical day in your life like? a. What responsibilities do you have/what is your job? b. What type of clothing/armor do you wear? i. Include pictures of typical king/noble clothing and/or armor ii. Search the medieval resource page for help c. What do you do for entertainment/fun? d. Add other information you find about your position/title in the feudal pyramid 5. How do you treat your vassals and peasants? Are you a generous, kind king or lord or do you make your vassals and peasants suffer? Why? Knight 1. What is your title? a. What is your family name? b. What is your family’s crest? (use crest creator on medieval resource page)


How large is the fief (land for protection) you have been given and how many peasants/serfs do you control? a. What are their names?(ask your classmates for their family names) i. Draw a feudal pyramid showing your relationship to your vassals/peasants/serfs. b. Where is the land located? (should connect to a place in medieval Europe) c. Why did you choose this location for your fief ? Or what is given to you after helping a lord or king? If so, how did you help them? 3. Draw or illustrate a diagram of the manor you live on and where you reside. Make sure to include all of the pieces of the manor that are listed in your book/notes. d. Include a picture of the castle and label at least 6 parts we discussed in class (i.e. drawbridge, moat, etc.) 4. What is typical day in your life like? e. What responsibilities do you have/what is your job? f. What type of armor do you wear? i. Include pictures of typical knight armor ii. Search the medieval resource page for help g. What weapons do you personally use? (include pics) h. What do you do for entertainment/fun? i. Add other information you find about your position/title in the feudal pyramid 5. How do you treat your vassals/peasants/serfs? Are you a knight that follows the chivalric code or do you break it for power and gain? Why? 2.

Peasants/Serfs 1. What is your title? a. What is your family name? b. What is your family’s crest? (use crest creator on medieval resource page) 2. How large is the manor you live on and how many other peasant/serf families live there? a. What are their names?(ask your classmates for their family names) i. Draw a feudal pyramid showing your relationship to your knights/lords/king. b. Where is the land located? (should connect to a place in medieval Europe) c. Why did you choosethis location to live or are you a serf that was born into serfdom? How did your family end up here if so? 3. Draw or illustrate a diagram of the manor you live on and where you reside. Make sure to include all of the pieces of the manor that are listed in your book/notes.


Include a picture of the castle and label at least 6 parts we discussedin class (i.e. drawbridge, moat, etc.) 4. What is a typical day in your life like? a. What responsibilities do you have/what is your job on the manor? b. What type of clothing do you wear? i. Include pictures of typical peasant/serf clothing ii. Search the medieval resource page for help c. What do you do for entertainment/fun? d. Add other information you find about your position/title in the feudal pyramid 5. How are you treated by your lord or knight? Do you have enough to eat or do you struggle to survive? Have you ever thought about or attempted to escape? Why? a.


The Empire Project - Medieval Times  

The medieval times portion of Mr. Yoder's empire project at Bremen high school.

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