A medieval Scavenger Hunt



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A Medieval Scavenger Hunt
This scavenger hunt is designed to help you discover some basic information about the Middle Ages in Europe. The hunt covers the following areas: food and festivities, weapons armor and warfare, feudalism, clothing, education, castles and homes, the Church and cathedrals, chivalry and heraldry, medicine, daily life, and towns guilds and occupations.
Food and Festivals

http://gallery.nen.gov.uk/image69253-swgfl.html

1. What was the staple (main) food during the Middle Ages?

2. What was pottage and who ate it?

3. What was the purpose of herbs and spices?



http://www.castles.me.uk/medieval-entertainment.htm

4. What were three different types of medieval entertainment?

a.

b.

c.


5. What were three of the festivals or holidays commonly celebrated?

a.

b.



c.
Weapons and Armor

http://www.middle-ages.org.uk/middle-ages-weapons.htm

6. What were the two types of armed men during the Middle Ages?

a.

b.
7. Who was responsible for providing weapons to knights and soldiers?



Describe two different siege weapons.

a.

b.



http://www.knightsandarmor.com/armor.htm

8. What was some of the earliest armor knights wore?

9. What replaced that type of armor and why?


Feudalism

http://www.historyonthenet.com/Medieval_Life/feudalism.htm

10. Who was in complete control under the feudal system and why?

11. Describe the four levels of feudal classes and the responsibilities they held toward others.

a.

b.



c.

d.


Clothing

http://www.learner.org/interactives/middleages/clothing.html

12. What type of clothing did most people wear?

13. What did the religious orders wear?

http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/medieval/clothing/

14. Describe what men and women generally wore.

Men
Women

Education

http://www.medieval-life.net/education.htm

15. Which institution generally was responsible for education?

16. What did Charlemagne command about education?

17. True or False: Universities were established during the Middle Ages.


Castles and Homes

http://www.castlewales.com/life.html

http://www.castlewales.com/rag_tour.html#Raglan

http://www.kidsonthenet.org.uk/castle/view.html

18. Choose 5 parts of a castle and describe what went on in each part.

a.

b.


c.

d.


e.
http://www.castlewales.com/casterms.html

19. Draw and describe three castle terms.



http://www.learner.org/interactives/middleages/homes.html

20. Describe the typical medieval peasant home.


http://www.learner.org/interactives/middleages/morehome.html

21. Describe a typical home of a wealthier person.



The Church and Cathedrals

http://www.learner.org/interactives/middleages/religion.html

22. What denomination was the church in the Middle Ages?


23. What were some differences between bishops and parish priests?




http://www.learner.org/interactives/middleages/morelign.html

24. Describe a day in the life of a monk or nun.

25. What is a pilgrimage?

http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/medieval/architecture/cathedral.htm

26. When were most cathedrals built?

27. What are the two main types of cathedrals and what are they like?

a.


b.

Chivalry and Heraldry

http://www.yourchildlearns.com/her_act.htm

28. What was a coat of arms used for?

29. What are the traditional colors and symbols on a shield?

http://www.medieval-life.net/chivalry.htm

30. What is chivalry?



http://www.medieval-life.net/knight_training.htm

31. What are the three stages toward knighthood and at what age did each usually occur?

a.

b.


c.

Medicine

http://www.learner.org/interactives/middleages/health.html

32. According to doctors, why did people get sick?


33. What was the relationship between the four humors and the four elements?




http://www.learner.org/interactives/middleages/morhealt.html

34. What was the most common form of surgery during this time?




Daily Life

http://www.middle-ages.org.uk/life-in-middle-ages.htm

35. Choose two people–male and female –and describe their daily life.

a.

b.


Towns, Guilds, and Occupations

http://www.learner.org/interactives/middleages/townlife.html

36. Who were the earliest merchants?



http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/medieval_towns.htm

37. Where did towns tend to grow up?

38. What were the advantages and disadvantages of living in a town?

http://medievaleurope.mrdonn.org/guilds.html

39. What is a guild, and what was the purpose of a guild?

40. Describe the three levels toward becoming a part of a guild.

a.


b.

c.


Reflection

Now that you have completed this scavenger hunt, you should know a great deal about the Middle Ages.

41. What topic interests you the most?


42. What would you like to learn more about?




43. What particular things would you like to learn?


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