You are a Medieval Castle Builder living in Wales in the year 1076. You are hired by the Norman Baron William de Clare to build him a fantastic castle in Aberystwyth, Wales. Use the steps below to learn all the necessary information to build your castle.
5. Using the two links in “step 3” gather information on different types of castles and what makes castles strong as well as ways to protect a castle. Take any notes you think may help in the space below.
6. Using all the information you gathered you will design your castle. You may use poster paper to draw what your castle would look like, please make sure you label all the required parts to your castle. Be sure it is large enough to accommodate all of the castle inhabitants, including the serfs, in case of a siege and make sure you include all gardens and food storage facilities that you will need. Remember food capacity is crucial to survive in case the castle is under siege. Some sieges lasted for over a year in Medieval times! If you decide to build your castle, please make sure you include a written explanation of the parts of your castle. Below is the rubric I will use to grade your project.
Use of Class Time
Used time well during each class period. Focused on getting the project done. Never distracted others.
Used time well during each class period. Usually focused on getting the project done and never distracted others.
Used some of the time well during each class period. There was some focus on getting the project done but occasionally distracted others.
Did not use class time to focus on the project OR often distracted others.