Medieval Towns

Intended Learning Outcomes

(Knowledge, Understanding, Skills, Attitudes)

 

 

The pupils will be able to differentiate between the structure of a modern town and a medieval town.

 

The pupils will understand the different services that were available in the towns/cities during the middle ages.

 

The pupils will be able to describe the features of a medieval town.

 

The students will realise the importance of population centres during the middle ages.

 

Assessment of Learning Outcomes.

(ie. What assessment will you use to show you that learning has taken place?)

 

The pupils will answer higher and lower order questions which will demonstrate their knowledge on the topic.

 

The pupils will complete the homework that will be given to them which will display their understanding of Medieval towns & cities.

KEY RESOURCES

Textual 
Lucey, the Past Today
 
Delap & McCormack, Uncovering History
 
McCaughey, Discovering History
 
Hayes, New Complete History
 
Class Handout
Display and Electronic media 

PowerPoint

 

Teaching Strategy:

 

Engaging with Narrative, Interpretation of Data.

 

 

Phase  1

Brief Outline

 

Introduction

I will introduce the pupils to the topic that will be covered in the lesson-medieval towns & cities and what I expect the pupils to know after the lesson.

 

First of all we will look at the main areas where Medieval towns & cities were established and the motivation behind it.

 

We will also look at the advantages behind the motivation to build towns and cities in these particular areas.

 

 

Phase 2

Brief Outline

 

Interpretation of Data

 

I will then show the pupils a diagram of a medieval town. We will examine the different features of the town/city and how it compares and contrasts to the modern day town or city.

 

After this we will look at the theme of running the town and the structure that was in place for running the town.

Phase 3

Brief Outline

Engaging with Narrative

Furthermore we will study the lack of hygiene of cities and towns during the middle.

 

We will examine how this led to diseases like that of the black death in 1347.

 

We will after this will observe the wide variety of services that were available in towns and cities in the Medieval Period.

 

I will also look at the guild as a key concept and it occupation during the medieval period.

Phase 4

Brief Outline

Engaging with Narrative

After this the class will learn about the different craftsmen that were available and the trades that apprentices went for during the middle ages and the steps that had to be taken to be a fully qualified craftsman.

 

In conclusion in this phase we will study the fairs that were widely popular middle ages and how it was influential for the trading business of the time.

Phase 5

Brief Outline

Conclusion

In conclusion to my lesson I will reinforce and clarify the material for the pupils by quickly revising what we covered in the lesson.

 

I will ask the pupils lower and higher order question on what was covered in the lesson before concluding the lesson in which pupils will be given an opportunity to ask me question on anything they found difficult to comprehend throughout the lesson.

 

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Middle Ages–Castles

Intended Learning Outcomes

(Knowledge, Understanding, Skills, Attitudes)

 

 

The pupils will be able to differentiate between the two types of Castles.

 

The pupils will understand why the stone castle replaced the motte and bailey.

 

The pupils will be able to describe the defensive features of the castles.

 

The pupils will realise the importance of the defensive features in a castle.

 

Assessment of Learning Outcomes.

(ie. What assessment will you use to show you that learning has taken place?)

 

By describing in their own words about the defensive features of the castle they are demonstrating their knowledge on Medieval castles.

 

Throughout the lesson they will answer higher and lower order question which they will display their knowledge on the Medieval castles.

KEY RESOURCES

Textual 
Lucey, the Past today
 
Delap & McCormack, Uncovering History
 
Class Handout
Display and Electronic media 

PowerPoint

 

Teaching Strategy:

 

Interpretation of Data

 

 

Phase  1

Brief Outline

 

Introduction

I will quickly revise on what we covered in the last lesson and how it will link up with today’s class.

 

I will tell the pupils what we will be covering in today’s lesson and what I expect the pupils to know after the lesson.

 

I will introduce the pupils to Norman castle which will be the topic for today’s lesson.

 

Phase 2

Brief Outline

 

Interpretation of Data

We will look at the first of the two types of castles-the motte and bailey.

 

We will examine the structure of the motte and bailey and the function of each part of the castle.

 

We will also study the defensive features of the castle and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

 

In conclusion we will look at why the motte and bailey was replaced by the more modern stone castle.

Phase 3

Brief Outline

Interpretation of Data

We will now examine in detail the second of the medieval castles which was the stone castles.

 

We will look in detail at the different features of the castle and the purpose of each feature in the castle.

 

In addition we will study the defensive features of the stone castle and the advantages it held over the motte and bailey castles.

 

In conclusion to this phase we will observe how castles were attacked during the middle ages and the most successful method of attacking castles.

Phase 4

Brief Outline

Engaging with Narrative

Furthermore will observe where most castles were built and the reasons why they were built in this location.

 

We will look at the advantages behind the location of where the majority of classes were built.

Phase 5

Brief Outline

Conclusion

We will briefly recap on what was covered in the lesson and to reinforce the material for the pupils I will ask higher and lower order questions on Medieval classes.

 

To conclude my lesson I will give the pupils an opportunity to ask questions on any difficulties that they came across during the lesson.

 

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Fall of Eagles

The “Fall Of Eagles” is an excellent drama series recalling how the Houses of Hohenzollern, Hapsburg and Romanov collapsed. Its an amazing 1974 BBC drama. It starts with the 1848 rebellions and goes right through to the fall of the Romonov’s in 1918. There is a lot of great actors that play key figures like Patrick Stewart as Lenin and Curt Jurgens as Bismarck stand out. I would highly recommend it for any History teacher.

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Women in Ancient Rome

Here is the female version of the life of women in Ancient Rome

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Life of a Roman

Really good website here which gives an insight to the life of a teenager living in Rome in 73AD.

 

Goes through his daily choirs and responsibilities!!

http://ed.ted.com/lessons/a-glimpse-of-teenage-life-in-ancient-rome-ray-laurence

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Today in Irish History: 13 January ________________.

Really enjoying looking at this page everyday!!

Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

1599 – Death of Edward Spenser, English poet best known for The Faerie Queene, an epic poem celebrating, through fantastical allegory, the Tudor dynasty and Elizabeth I. He is recognized as one of the premier craftsmen of Modern English verse in its infancy.

1695 – Jonathan Swift becomes Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin.

1800 – Daniel O’Connell makes his first public speech, opposing Union with England.

1860: Archbishop Robert William Spence

1860 – Robert William Spence who went on to become third Archbishop of Adelaide, Australia succeeding two previous Irish born bishops, is born in Cork.

1880 – Alexander Brenon, film director, is born in Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

1921 – British troops manning a checkpoint at O’Connell Bridge, Dublin, opened fire on a crowd of civilians, killing two and seriously wounding five.

1921 – Special Constable Robert Compston is the first member of the Ulster Special Constabulary (founded…

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Silent War

Yet again the BBC creates an excellent historical documentary, this time about the Cold War entitled The Silent War. Unfortunately I only saw the second episode but it was enough to realise the work that the BBC do to put together these amazing documentaries.

Its about the changing landscape of the Cold War and how the front-line was now fought under the sea and in some cases under the Arctic Circle. It frightening to image that the Delta which was the USSR submarine could have destroyed every American city from the comfort of their own waters. 

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A must watch and hats off to the BBC. Episode 1 & 2 are linked below

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJOPJpQQlBM

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4KwuOqzS1E

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