The Cunning History Teacher offers a wide range of lesson plans that cover a variety of topics from the Middle Ages, spanning all continents that were inhabited by humans during the period of 500 AD to 1500 AD. These lessons provide an in-depth look into the political, economic, and social aspects of the time period, and also covers the events, people and forces that shaped the history of the world during this period.
Middle Ages Lesson topics include Medieval Europe, the Ottoman Empire, Japan under the Shoguns, The Tudors, The Crusades, Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, Colonization of North America, and The Vikings. All of the lessons include a focus on geography, significant individuals, religion, and social classes, which helps students to understand the context of the time period.
The lesson plans also include a variety of student activities that are designed to engage students in the learning process. These activities range from comprehension questions, group work, source analysis, quizzes, research tasks, virtual tours, and kahoots, to name just a few. These activities are designed to help students understand the material in a hands-on and interactive way.
The lessons have been used in the classroom and have been refined based on feedback from students. This ensures that the lessons are engaging, effective, and easy to understand. Teachers can easily download and use the lesson plans as is or adapt them to suit their teaching style and the learning needs of their students. The flexibility of the lesson plans allows teachers to tailor the material to the specific needs of their students, making it easy to incorporate into their curriculum.