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Unit Plan: Middle Ages

posted Mar 22, 2011, 12:18 PM by KWADJO CAMPBELL   [ updated Apr 4, 2011, 9:48 PM ]

Unit Plan: The Middle Ages

I.               Inquiry Question/ Unit Theme

II.             Learning Objectives: What students should know, understand, and do

III.           Content Standards to Cover

IV.           Literacy Skills incorporated

V.             Rubric for culminating activity

VI.          Pacing Guide & Daily lesson plans

 

I. Unit Theme

Political systems are made up of the people, practices, and institutions that use power to make and enforce decisions. Feudalism during the Middle Ages in Europe was a political and economic system in which control of land was the main source of power.

 

Inquiry Question:

What is feudalism and its relationship to the development of Western nation-states?

 

II. Learning Objectives

a.     Examine the relationship between feudalism and the development of  monarchies and nations-states, particularly in Western Europe.

b.     Description of feudal characteristics and connecting these characteristics to the developing European political structure.

c.     Recognize and detail the hierarchical nature of the feudal system.

d.     Explain the impact of the Magna Carat on the development of England’s government.

e.     Identify and describe key principles of the Magna Carta.

f.      Evaluate and determine which principle(s) is most important.

g.     Recognize the impact of the Magna Carta on feudalism and determine its role/impact in establishing representative government.

h.    Compare English government prior to/ after the signing of the Magna Carta.

i.      Exemplify the effects of the Crusades, especially as these effects relate to the spread of Christianity and/or the introduction of ideas and products into Europe from Asia and Africa.

j.      Use maps to identify, interpret, and/or detail the execution of the Crusades.

k.    Utilize maps to explain the interaction of ideas/ products during Crusades.

l.      Hypothesize and defend ideas on the economic changes that took place in Europe due to the Crusades.

m.   Exemplify influence on education and the arts and the spread of Christianity

n.    Hypothesize as to how education and learning would have differed without Christianity.

o.     Summarize the role of monasteries and defend their importance in the preservation of a Christian culture in Western Europe.

p.     Represent Bubonic Plague’s movement on a map.

q.     Interpret population figures to determine impact.

r.     Classify economic activities impeded by the disease

s.     Infer the economic and social consequences of catastrophic and random population loss

t.      Explain the process of transition from feudal economy to market economy.

u.    Compare the characteristics of this epidemic with those of more modern outbreaks (1918 influenza epidemic, AIDS pandemic, etc.).

 

III. Content Standards to Cover

 

Standard 6-3: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the Middle Ages and the emergence of the nation-states.

Indicators

6-3.1      Explain feudalism and its relationship to the development of European nation states and monarchies, including feudal relationships, the daily lives of peasants and serfs, the economy under the feudal/manorial system, and the fact that feudalism helped monarchs centralize power.

6-3.2      Explain the development of English government and legal practices, including the principles of the Magna Carta, its effect on the feudal system, and its contribution to the development of representative government in England.

6-3.3      Summarize the course of the Crusades and explain their effects, including their role in spreading Christianity and in introducing Asian and African ideas and products to Europe.

6-3.4      Explain the influence of the Roman Catholic Church in Europe, including its role in spreading Christianity and the fact that monasteries affected education and the arts by founding universities and preserving ancient language and learning.

6-3.5      Use a map to illustrate the origins and the spread of the bubonic plague through Central Asia, China, the Middle East, and Europe and explain the impact of the plague on society, including the plague’s effect on people’s daily lives, its role in bringing an end to the feudal system, and its impact on the global population.

6-3.6      Explain the contributions that the Byzantine Empire made to the world, including the Justinian Code and the preservation of ancient Greek and Roman learning and traditions, architecture, and government.

 

IV. Content Literacy Skills

a.     Compare the location of places, the conditions at places, and the connections between places.

b.     Analyze evidence, arguments, claims and beliefs.

c.     Explain change and continuity over time and across cultures.

d.     Identify and explain multiple causation and multiple effects.

e.     Analyze maps to interpret and explain events

 

V. Rubric For Culminating Activity


VI. Pacing Guide & Daily lesson plan

Two-Week Pacing Guide

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday       

10th

Middle Ages PPT.

 

Vocabulary Map Activity

 

Quick Write Collected

 

6-3.1

11th

Vocabulary Review

 

Compare and Contrast Chart Feudalism before Magna Carta and After

 

Charts Presented & Collected

 

6-3.2

12th

Vocabulary Review

 

Writing Workshop: Primary and Secondary Sources

 

6-3.3

6-3.4

13

 Vocabulary Review

 

Writing Workshop: Primary and Secondary Sources

 

6-3.3

6-3.4

14th

Vocabulary Quiz

 

Writing Workshop: Primary and Secondary Sources

 

Presentations/ Discussion

Reports Collected

 

6-3.3

6-3.4

17th

Map Activity:

Bubonic Plague

 

Discussion and Maps Collected

 

6-3.5

18th

Byzantine Empire/ Justinian Code

 

Question Mark Graphic Organizer and Collected

 

6-3.6

19th

RAFT

Summary

Activity

 

Discussion & RAFT Summary Collected

 

Study Guide

For Unit Test

20th

Unit Review

 

Jeopardy Power Point

 

21st

Unit Test

 

 

South Carolina 6-Point Lesson Plan

Subject: Social Studies 7th Grade

Topic: The Middle Ages

Teacher: Kwadjo Campbell

Date: January 10th (Monday)

 

Standard 6-3:     The student will demonstrate an understanding of the Middle Ages and the emergence of nation-states in Europe.

6-3.1: Explain feudalism and its relationship to the development of European nation states and monarchies, including feudal relationships, the daily lives of peasants and serfs, the economy under the feudal/manorial system, and the fact that feudalism helped monarchs centralize power.

 

Activity

Description of Activities

Materials and Time

I.  DOA

Activating Strategy

·       Bell Ringer: Write EQ & Homework in Agenda

·       Group Assignments for Unit

5 minutes

II.  Statement (Inform student of objectives)

·       EQ: What can you tell me about the Middle Ages?

·       Answer EQ as a quick write Exercise (prior knowledge)

·       Agenda

Written on Board

5 minutes

III.  Teacher Input (Present tasks, information, and guidance)

·       Students will take notes on Power Point Presentation introducing The Middle Age

·       Introduce Vocabulary with Vocabulary Concept Map Activity.

Note Takers

Power Point

Copies of Vocabulary

Vocab. Map Handouts

20 minutes

IV.  Guided Practice (Elicit performance, provide assessment and feedback)

·       Students will engage in an a ‘Written Conversation’ activity where students working in collaborative groups and go station to station commenting on various passages concerning feudalism, serfs, peasants, and the monarchies.

Sample Written Conversation and activity instructions on Interactive Whiteboard

Chart Paper

Articles w/ content info

Markers

15 minutes

V.  Independent Practice -- Seatwork and Homework (Retention and transfer)

·       Homework: Read pgs 145-148 of Workbook. Answer Questions 1,2,3,4 in What Did You Learn Section.

Text Book

2 minutes

VI.  Closure (Plan for maintenance)

·       TOD: Students will write a sentence explaining a key component of Feudalism.

Note Takers

3 minutes

South Carolina 6-Point Lesson Plan

Subject: Social Studies 7th Grade

Topic: The Middle Ages

Teacher: Kwadjo Campbell

Date: January 11th (Tuesday)

 

 Standard 6-3     The student will demonstrate an understanding of the Middle Ages and the emergence of nation-states.

 

6.3.2 Explain the development of English government and legal practices, including the principles of the Magna Carta, its effect on the feudal system, and its contribution to the development of representative government in England.

 

Activity

Description of Activities

Materials and Time

I.  DOA

Activating Strategy

·       Bell Ringer: Write EQ & Homework in Agenda

5 minutes

II.  Statement (Inform student of objectives)

·       EQ: How did the Magna Carta affect Feudalism?

·       Go Over EQ & Agenda

·       Review Homework

Written on Board

5 minutes

III.  Teacher Input (Present tasks, information, and guidance)

·       Review Vocabulary

·       Students will work in groups and develop compare & contrast charts of pre Magna Carta medieval Europe and post Magna Carta. The C/C chart will include rule of law, the development of representative assemblies, the right to approve taxes, due process and trial by jury. Textbook & workbooks

Note Takers

Interactive Whiteboard will display

Example of C/C Chart

Compare/ Contrast Handout

30 minutes

IV.  Guided Practice (Elicit performance, provide assessment and feedback)

·       Groups will present charts

·       Wrap Up Discussion

10 minutes

Discussion Questions displayed on Interactive Whiteboard

V.  Independent Practice -- Seatwork and Homework (Retention and transfer)

·       Homework: Read Pages 762- 770 Answer Questions 1,2,3,4

Text Book

3 minutes

VI.  Closure (Plan for maintenance)

·       TOD: Student will write one similarity & one difference between Medieval before the Magna Carta and After.

Note Takers

2 minutes

South Carolina 6-Point Lesson Plan

Subject: Social Studies 7th Grade

Topic: The Middle Ages

Teacher: Kwadjo Campbell

Date: January 12th (Wednesday)

 

Standard 6-3      The student will demonstrate an understanding of the Middle Ages and the emergence of nation-states.

 

6.3.3 Summarize the course of the Crusades and explain their effects, including their role in spreading Christianity and in introducing Asian and African ideas and products to Europe.

6.3.4 Explain the influence of the Roman Catholic Church in Europe, including its role in spreading Christianity and the fact that monasteries affected education and the arts by founding universities and preserving ancient language and learning.

 

Activity

Description of Activities

Materials and Time

I.  DOA

Activating Strategy

·       Bell Ringer: Write EQ & Homework in Agenda

·       Assigned Group Seating

5 minutes

II.  Statement (Inform student of objectives)

·       EQ: What was the driving force pushing the Crusades? 

·       Go Over EQ & Agenda

·       Review Homework

Written on Board

5 minutes

III.  Teacher Input (Present tasks, information, and guidance)

·       Review Vocabulary

 

5 minutes

IV.  Guided Practice (Elicit performance, provide assessment and feedback)

·       Writing Workshops: Students will work in groups and will answer, define or describe one of the 2 following topics in a three paragraph paper:

1) Crusades affect on bringing ideas to Europe

2) Catholic Church’s role in education and the arts. 

Coordinate with media center on primary and secondary resources i.e. articles, treaties, letters, poetry, political cartoons.

Rubric For 5 Paragraph Paper (handout)

Text book as reference

Workbook as reference

 

30 minutes

V.  Independent Practice -- Seatwork and Homework (Retention and transfer)

·       Homework: Read 161-165. Answer questions 1,2 on pg. 166.

2 minutes

VI.  Closure (Plan for maintenance)

·       TOD: Students will write one thought concerning chosen topic.

Note Takers

3 minutes

 

South Carolina 6-Point Lesson Plan

Subject: Social Studies 7th Grade

Topic: The Middle Ages

Teacher: Kwadjo Campbell

Date: January 13th (Thursday)

 

Standard 6-3      The student will demonstrate an understanding of the Middle Ages and the emergence of nation-states.

 

6.3.3 Summarize the course of the Crusades and explain their effects, including their role in spreading Christianity and in introducing Asian and African ideas and products to Europe.

6.3.4    Explain the influence of the Roman Catholic Church in Europe, including its role in spreading Christianity and the fact that monasteries affected education and the arts by founding universities and preserving ancient language and learning.

 

Activity

Description of Activities

Materials and Time

I.  DOA

Activating Strategy

·       Bell Ringer: Write EQ & Homework in Agenda

·       Assigned Group Seating

5 minutes

II.  Statement (Inform student of objectives)

·       EQ: What was the connection between religion and education during the Middle Ages?

·       Go Over EQ & Agenda

Written on Board

5 minutes

III.  Teacher Input (Present tasks, information, and guidance)

·       Review Vocabulary

·       Writing Workshops Continued. Students define or describe one of the 2 following topics in a five paragraph paper:

1) Crusades affect on bringing ideas to Europe

·       2) Catholic Church’s role in education and the arts. 

Sources from media research

Rubric For 5 Paragraph Paper (handout)

15 minutes

IV.  Guided Practice (Elicit performance, provide assessment and feedback)

·       Groups begin writing paper.

 

20 minutes

V.  Independent Practice -- Seatwork and Homework (Retention and transfer)

·       Homework: Study for Vocabulary Quiz

2 minutes

VI.  Closure (Plan for maintenance)

·       TOD: Students will write a sentence evaluating the writing workshops.

Note Takers

3 minutes

 

South Carolina 6-Point Lesson Plan

Subject: Social Studies 7th Grade

Topic: The Middle Ages

Teacher: Kwadjo Campbell

Date: January 14th (Friday)

 

 Standard 6-3     The student will demonstrate an understanding of the Middle Ages and the emergence of nation-states.

 

6.3.3 Summarize the course of the Crusades and explain their effects, including their role in spreading Christianity and in introducing Asian and African ideas and products to Europe.

6.3.4 Explain the influence of the Roman Catholic Church in Europe, including its role in spreading Christianity and the fact that monasteries affected education and the arts by founding universities and preserving ancient language and learning.

 

Activity

Description of Activities

Materials and Time

I.  DOA

Activating Strategy

·       Bell Ringer: Write EQ & Homework in Agenda

·       Assigned Group Seating

4 minutes

II.  Statement (Inform student of objectives)

·       EQ: How did Christianity’s growth during the Middle Ages affect European Nations?

·       Go Over EQ and Agenda

Written on board

 

3 minutes

III.  Teacher Input (Present tasks, information, and guidance)

·       Vocabulary Quiz

·       Writing Workshops Continued from previous day. Students work in groups

developing poster representations displaying key points in their paper.

Interactive Whiteboard w/ Activity

 

 

 

20minutes

IV.  Guided Practice (Elicit performance, provide assessment and feedback)

·       Present poster/ reports to Class

·       Wrap Up Discussion

20 minutes

V.  Independent Practice -- Seatwork and Homework (Retention and transfer)

·       Homework: Read an article from local newspaper print/online and write a five- sentence summary of the issue discussed.

1 minute

VI.  Closure (Plan for maintenance)

·       TOD: Write down two ideas from today’s presentations.

2 minutes

 

South Carolina 6-Point Lesson Plan

Subject: Social Studies 7th Grade

Topic: The Middle Ages

Teacher: Kwadjo Campbell

Date: January 17th (Monday)

 

 Standard 6-3     The student will demonstrate an understanding of the Middle Ages and the emergence of nation-states.

 

6-3.5 Use a map to illustrate the origins and the spread of the bubonic plague through Central Asia, China, the Middle East, and Europe, and explain the impact of the plague on society, including the plague’s effect on people’s daily lives, its role in bringing an end to the feudal system, and its impact on the global population.

 

Activity

Description of Activities

Materials and Time

I.  DOA

Activating Strategy

·       Bell Ringer: Write EQ & Homework in Agenda

3 minutes

II.  Statement (Inform student of objectives)

·       EQ: How can maps help understand the Bubonic Plague’s impact on the World in the Middle Ages?

·       Go Over EQ and Agenda

Written on board

3 minutes

III.  Teacher Input (Present tasks, information, and guidance)

·       Map Activity: 1) Students will read a short handout on the spread of the plague and make note of the various locations mentioned in the story. 2) After reading the story, students should use an atlas to locate the countries, cities and regions mentioned.  They are to label the blank map and use arrows to show the movement of the disease.  The map should also show the dates that the disease appeared at each location

Interactive Whiteboard w/ Map Activity.

 

Handout on the Bubonic Plague

 

25 minutes

IV.  Guided Practice (Elicit performance, provide assessment and feedback)

·       View video “Black Death” to visualize the impact of the plague on humans.

·       Discuss the video and observations of the students. 

 

Interactive Whiteboard Video

 

15 minutes

V.  Independent Practice -- Seatwork and Homework (Retention and transfer)

·       Homework: Complete workbook section on Justinian Code.

1 minute

VI.  Closure (Plan for maintenance)

·       TOD: Write three words describing the Bubonic Plague’s impact on lives.

3 minutes

South Carolina 6-Point Lesson Plan

Subject: Social Studies 7th Grade

Topic: The Middle Ages

Teacher: Kwadjo Campbell

Date: January 18th (Tuesday)

 

 Standard 6-3     The student will demonstrate an understanding of the Middle Ages and the emergence of nation-states.

 

6-3.6 Explain the contributions that the Byzantine Empire made to the world, including the Justinian Code and the preservation of ancient Greek and Roman learning traditions, architecture, and government.

 

Activity

Description of Activities

Materials and Time

I.  DOA

Activating Strategy

·       Bell Ringer: Write EQ & Homework in Agenda

2 minutes

II.  Statement (Inform student of objectives)

·       EQ: What were some of the lasting contributions of the Justinian Code?

·       Go Over EQ and Agenda

·       Review Homework

Written on board

 

3 minutes

III.  Teacher Input (Present tasks, information, and guidance)

·       Activity 1: Students will watch video on Byzantine Empire and Justinian Code and take notes.

·       Using graphic organizer, chart the accomplishments of Emperor Justinian. Students to answer who he is, what he did, where it took place, when he did it, and why it is important?

Note takers

 

Interactive Whiteboard w/ Video http://wn.com/Justinian_code

 

Graphic Organizer Handout

 

 25 minutes

IV.  Guided Practice (Elicit performance, provide assessment and feedback)

·       Students to write a short paragraph about what they learned about Emperor Justinian.

Interactive Whiteboard w/ activity instructions

 

15 minutes

V.  Independent Practice -- Seatwork and Homework (Retention and transfer)

·       Homework: Read Pages 169-170. Answer questions 1,2,3 on pg. 171

2 minutes

VI.  Closure (Plan for maintenance)

·       TOD: Illustrate the twelve tablets of the Justinian Code.

3 minutes

South Carolina 6-Point Lesson Plan

Subject: Social Studies 7th Grade

Topic: The Middle Ages

Teacher: Kwadjo Campbell

Date: January 19th (Wednesday)

 

 Standard 6-3

 

Indicators: 6-3.1, 6-3.2, 6-3.3, 6-3.4, 6-3.5, 6-3.6

 

 

Activity

Description of Activities

Materials and Time

I.  DOA

Activating Strategy

·       Bell Ringer: Write EQ & Homework in Agenda

2 minutes

II.  Statement (Inform student of objectives)

·  EQ: What is feudalism and its relationship to the development of Western nation-states?

·       Go Over EQ and Agenda

·       Review Homework

Written on board

3 minutes

III.  Teacher Input (Present tasks, information, and guidance)

·       RAFT activity

Students will work together in groups to complete RAFT Graphic organizer, and then individually to develop their written document.

Interactive Whiteboard w/ Activity Instructions.

 

RAFT Graphic Organizer

RAFT Rubric

 

30 minutes

IV.  Guided Practice (Elicit performance, provide assessment and feedback)

·        Students will “Read Aloud” their Writing Assignment to class & submit for grade.

10 minutes

V.  Independent Practice -- Seatwork and Homework (Retention and transfer)

·       Homework: Complete Study Guide for Friday Unit Test.

Study Guide

2 minutes

VI.  Closure (Plan for maintenance)

·       TOD: What fact or facts do you remember most concerning the Middle Ages?

3 minutes

South Carolina 6-Point Lesson Plan

Subject: Social Studies 7th Grade

Topic: The Middle Ages

Teacher: Kwadjo Campbell

Date: January 20th (Thursday)

 

Standard 6-3

 

Indicators: 6-3.1, 6-3.2, 6-3.3, 6-3.4, 6-3.5, 6-3.6

 

 

Activity

Description of Activities

Materials and Time

I.  DOA

Activating Strategy

·       Bell Ringer: Write EQ & Homework in Agenda

5 minutes

II.  Statement (Inform student of objectives)

·       EQ: What impacts is the world faced with today due to the actions of Europe during the imperialist age?

·       Go Over EQ and Agenda

·       Review Study Guide

Written on board

5 minutes

III.  Teacher Input (Present tasks, information, and guidance)

·       Review Check List of Work Due:

-Vocabulary Map

-C/C Chart

-Research Report

-Found Poetry

-Map Activity

-Political Cartoon Activity

-6 Home Work Assignments

Interactive Whiteboard w/ Checklist of Assignments

5 minutes

IV.  Guided Practice (Elicit performance, provide assessment and feedback)

·        Unit Review

Jeopardy Game

Interactive Whiteboard w/ activity instructions

30 minutes

V.  Independent Practice -- Seatwork and Homework (Retention and transfer)

·       Homework:

STUDY FOR TEST

2 minutes

VI.  Closure (Plan for maintenance)

·       TOD: Write down one activity from Unit Lessons in the checklist you liked best? Like least?

3 minutes

 

Subject: Social Studies 7th Grade

Topic: The Middle Ages

Teacher: Kwadjo Campbell

Date: January 21st (Friday)

 

 Standard 6-3

 

Indicators: 6-3.1, 6-3.2, 6-3.3, 6-3.4, 6-3.5, 6-3.6

 

 

Activity

Description of Activities

Materials and Time

I.  DOA

Activating Strategy

·       Bell Ringer: Write EQ & Homework in Agenda

5 minutes

II.  Statement (Inform student of objectives)

·       EQ: What long-term issues developed as a result of the Crusades?

·       Go Over EQ and Agenda

Written on board

5 minutes

III.  Teacher Input (Present tasks, information, and guidance)

·       Last Minute Review

Interactive Whiteboard w/ 5 minutes

IV.  Guided Practice (Elicit performance, provide assessment and feedback)

·        Unit Test

20 Questions

5 Fill In the Blanks

10 Multiple Choice

3 True False

2 Short Answer

Interactive Whiteboard w/ Test Questions

Hard Copy of Test

Scan Tron

30 minutes

V.  Independent Practice -- Seatwork and Homework (Retention and transfer)

·       Homework:

Read page 181 to begin Renaissance Chapter.

2 minutes

VI.  Closure (Plan for maintenance)

·       TOD: Write down a question you had trouble with on test.

3 minutes

 RAFT Rubric

 

4

3

2

1

Accuracy

Information, details in RAFT always accurate. Properly reflects information, ideas, and themes related to the subject.

Provides accurate information in RAFT but could use more support.

Provides information in RAFT that has some inaccuracies or omissions.

Provides information in RAFT that is incomplete and/or inaccurate.

Perspective

RAFT maintains clear, consistent point of view, tone, and ideas relevant to role played; ideas and information always tied to role and audience.

Explains how character would feel about the event(s).

Shows little insight into how character would feel or act during the event(s).

Does not accurately develop characters, thoughts or reactions to the event(s).

Focus

RAFT stays on topic, never drifts from required form or type; details and information are included that are pertinent only to developed purpose.

Spends most of the RAFT discussing issues on topic, but occasionally strays from the focus.

Spends some time discussing issues off topic.

Spends most of RAFT on issues that do not directly deal with the RAFT chosen.

Class Time

Uses class time appropriately to research the era and create well-written stories.

Seldom needs to be reminded to get back on task.

Uses library and computer time to do work for other classes and/or chat with friends or lounge on couches.

Treats research time as an open period to be seen chatting with friends and hanging out on the couches.

Mechanics

Essay contains few to no fragments, run-on sentences; rare errors or mechanical mistakes; writing is fluent.

Essay contains some fragments, run-ons or other errors; occasional mistakes; writing is generally clear.

Essay contains several sentence errors and mechanical mistakes that may interfere with ideas and clarity of ideas in writing.

Essay contains mechanical mistakes; is marred by numerous errors.

 

A+ (20)     A (19)      A- (18)      B+ (17)       B (16)     B- (15)     C+ (14)      C (13)      D (12)     F (11 and below) 

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