Middle Ages Research Project By Royal Proclamation of the Sixth Grade Court

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Middle Ages Research Project

By Royal Proclamation of the Sixth Grade Court

Hear ye, hear ye! Loyal citizens of STA!

The Royal Court of Sixth Grade has hereby commanded that all of the students will

select a topic of their choice about the Middle Ages for a

research paper and project.

The loyal

subjects must select an area from the following topics:


KING JOHN & the Magna Carta Artwork


Monks & monasteries CASTLES

medicines and remedies CATHEDRALs

Tournaments and jousts


Guilds and medieval Jobs CLOTHING

Manor life






  1. To create a model of a castle or cathedral

  1. To research and type a report on a topic of your choice from the list provided


  1. Each student will create a 3-D model of a medieval castle or cathedral. This model can be constructed using a variety of materials such as cardboard, foam board, ice cream cones, cake, sticks, plastic cups, recycled materials, etc. Pre- made kits and Legos are not acceptable nor may it be computer generated. The castle/cathedral should be placed on a baseboard of some type for easy transfer. It should not be larger than half a poster board (approximately 10” x 15”). Your name must be on the baseboard.

  1. A two page typed report must accompany the model. The complete report must include a title page and works cited page of at least four references (only one of which may be an encyclopedia and only two Internet sites). Twenty-five notecards based on notes taken from sources will be required (format to be given in class).

  1. The title page includes the title, your name, the class, and the date it is due. Do not place the report in any type of folder/covering. Just staple it together in the upper left-hand corner.

  1. The report must have an introductory and a concluding paragraph. Spelling, grammar, and capitalization rules must be followed. Double- space the report. Refer to the rubric for further details.

Grading: The report will be worth 100 pts. in social studies and 100 pts. in grammar. Remember to use MLA format.
The grade for the model will count as a grade for both social studies (50pts.) and art.

Due Dates:

**May 6, 2016--- research Paper graphic organizer due along with thesis statement
** May 9, 2016 for 25 notecards (explanation of what is required to be given in class)
**May 17, 2016 Castle/Cathedral Due
**May 24, 2016 Report due

***Get an early start!

***Don’t forget that the works cited page comes at the end of the report and must be alphabetized according to the author’s last name. If It Is an article without an author, use the title of the article first. More information will be given in grammar class.

Helpful Internet Sites

http://camelotintl.com People and society of the Middle Ages http://historymedren.about.com/education/historymedren/library/blsitemap.htm Medieval

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

http://www.britainexpress.com/History/Townlife.htm Medieval England - Daily Life in Medieval Towns

http://www.castles-of-britain.com/castle6.htm Castles http://www.castlesontheweb.com/ Castles http://www.castlewales.com/life.html Castles

http://www.godecookery.com/afeast/afeast.htm Feasts http://www.godecookery.com/godeboke/godeboke.htm Food http://www.learner.org/exhibits/middleages/ General Information http://www.learner.org/exhibits/middleages/ links to: Feudal Life, Religion, Home,

Clothing, Health, Arts and Entertainment, Town life, and related resources.

http://www.middle-ages.org.uk/ General Information http://www.mrdowling.com/703middleages.html Good for: The Plague, The Crusades,

Charlemagne, Feudalism, etc. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lostempires/trebuchet/ Castles and weaponry http://www.schoolshistory.org.uk/medievalmedicine.htm Medicine http://www.sirclisto.com History Channel’s 75 All Middle Ages topics
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