‘The Winter Cabin’ text
A traditional story from Russia similar to the tales told by travelling storytellers in Medieval times. For the pdf version, please see 'Project plan: Mysteries of the Middle Ages'.
Activity 4 Resource Pack: Creating a bestiary
Mysteries of the Middle Ages: Activity 4 Resource Pack. Students work independently but collaboratively to create a class bestiary of mythical creatures.
Activity 11 Resource Pack: Heraldry
Mysteries of the Middle Ages: Activity 11 Resource Pack. Students design and create a shield to represent themselves or their family, using the information provided and own research to make it as historically accurate as possible.
Activity 10 Resource Pack: Diseases and their cures
Mysteries of the Middle Ages: Activity 10 Resource Pack. Students investigate common diseases in the Middle Ages and their cures, with special focus on the Black Death.
Activity 8 Resource Pack: Riddle me this
Mysteries of the Middle Ages: Activity 8 Resource Pack. Students work in groups to solve riddles and create their own.
Activity 7 Resource Pack: Crime and punishment
Mysteries of the Middle Ages: Activity 7 Resource Pack. Students discuss aptness of punishments in medieval times and compare them to today’s justice system.
Activity 6 Resource Pack: Medieval castles
Mysteries of the Middle Ages: Activity 6 Resource Pack. Students make decisions about defending and attacking castles based on research, and consider what it was like to live in a medieval stronghold.
Activity 9 Resource Pack: Portraits and pictures
Mysteries of the Middle Ages: Activity 9 Resource Pack. Students compare and contrast features of Medieval paintings.
Activity 5 Resource Pack: Medieval maths
Mysteries of the Middle Ages: Activity 5 Resource Pack. Students work together to solve Medieval themed maths and logic problems.
Activity 3 Resource Pack: Robin Hood, fact or fiction?
Mysteries of the Middle Ages: Activity 3 Resource Pack. Students research Robin Hood and create a visual representation of one aspect of his life. This pack provides a variety of sources to help students establish whether they believe Robin Hood was real or just a legend.