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http://medievaleurope.mrdonn.org/feasts.html-An interesting collection of holidays, feast, foods and recipes, dances, musical instruments and other forms of entertainment of the day.

http://www.crystalinks.com/alchemy.html-traces the history of alchemy throughout the world and other scientific practices over time

http://bit.ly/45Mj9-Fantastic paintings of Peter Breughel of medieval towns and the lifestyle of the day.
http://explorethemed.com/Crusades.asp -Many maps are available designating places of battle, invasion, and the three stages of the crusades.

http://bit.ly/yi7mVr-Wonderful video from the biography channel on the life of Joan of Arc from her march into battle until her sainthood.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magna_Carta#The_Great_Charter_of_1215 Explains the development of this document and its contribution to the political structure of the period.
http://edsitement.neh.gov/sites/default/files/worksheets/Annotation_Unabridged737.pdf Large collection of documents and worksheet activities on King John and the Magna Carta.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUVnpe8uffs&feature=related Podcast on the Magna Carta
http://teacherlink.ed.usu.edu/tlresources/units/Byrnes-S2000/Symons/bubonic.htm Many resources on the spread of the epidemic, the causes, symptoms, and casualties.
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/plague_of_1665.htm Identifies the connection between the “Ring Around the Rosie” nursery rhyme and the bubonic plague.
http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/path-black-death#sect-activities Teacher activities to help teach about black death.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOi3DE0kwNk A variety of videos on the middle ages.
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/medieval_church.htm Explains the political situation of the medieval church of England.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NASCj4YcHDQ Video on the medieval activities that centered around the manor.
http://gcuonline.georgian.edu/wootton/Medieval.htm; NJ site used to develop lessons about the feudal structure.
http://medievaleurope.mrdonn.org/charlemagne.html Offers an organizational charge to explain the events from Charlemagne to the fall of the Roman Empire

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2007-01-07-ethiopia_x.htm Media account of the invasion of Ethiopia by militant forces in 2007.

http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/activity/rome/rome.html Teacher activities to help facilitate the sequence of events and changes that led to the fall of the Great Roman Empire.

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Classroom Model for a 45-Minute Social Studies Period, Gr. 6- 8

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