Social Studies Lessons - INQUIRY-BASED LEARNING Social Studies Lessons We are very excited to be supporting the Ontario Ministry of Education's 2013 Revised Social Studies - Grades 1 to 6 History and Geography - Grades 7 and 8 curriculum implementation roll-out. You can view the document here.Scroll down to view lessons -First Nations - Origins of Our CountryRemembrance - How We Won Our FreedomCanada From Coast to Coast to CoastPioneer Life is the Life for MeYou Don't Have to Fight City Hall Adventure and Intrigue - The TitanicFirst NationsBlack History MonthElection IssuesNEW lesson added regularly, so check back often. First Nations - Origins of Our Country When and Why: The founding peoples of many countries are not honoured for their contributions to the cultural makeup of the land.
Ancient Civilizations: Maya Global rating average: 0.0 out of 50.00.00.00.00.0 These websites are about the Mayas and their culture. There are lesson plans, maps, timelines, quizzes, and cartoons. There is information about their culture, government, religion, and more. Includes a link to eTheme resources on Native Americans: Maya and Ancient Western Civilizations. Grades Free Middle School Social Studies Lesson Plans Kidipede - History for Kids home page NEW! Kidipede's pages organized according to California state standards Teachers' guides for what to do in class (religion, philosophy, environment...) Scavenger hunt through the site for certain information (lists of things to search for here)
10 Completely Uncanny Superstitions From The Middle Ages Weird Stuff In the pre-scientific Middle Ages, the world was at the same time both fascinating and frightening. In the absence of proper knowledge, people had no choice but to fall back on their own imaginations to make sense of the myriad natural phenomena around them. The result was a world where everything seemed magical, a place teeming with angels and demons, fairies and goblins, elves, gnomes, and witches. This list takes us inside the medieval mind and the fears and superstitions through which it tried to explain the world. King Arthur, the Myth King Arthur, the Mythby David Nash Ford Some people believe that King Arthur is so inextricably tied up in Celtic Mythology that he must, in origin, have been, not a man at all, but a god. Like so many other characters featured in the Mabinogion, Arthur in his earliest form, appears almost entirely mythical. He and his companions have superhuman strength and abilities, and consort with giants and other mythological creatures. In the early Welsh poem "Preiddeu Annwfn", Arthur visits the Celtic Underworld, Annwfn, and his adventures closely parallel those of the cauldron-seeking god, Bran the Blessed. Even in Geoffrey of Monmouth's "History of the Kings of Britain," and Sir Thomas Malory's "Le Morte D'Arthur," upon being fatally wounded in battle, Arthur is carried to the mystical Avalon, apparently the Underworld home of the Celtic god, Afallach.
Inquiry-Questions - Social Studies Socials 3 Which was more important to the Haida, the salmon or the cedar?Which was more important to the Inuit, the seal or the caribou? Given a selection of significant individuals in Canada's history, who should be featured on the new Canadian Quarter? & why? medieval Wouldn't it be terrific to travel back in time to explore a castle and see knights in shining armor and beautiful princesses? Just think of all the magnificent sights and heroic tournaments you would witness! But what was it "really" like to live in Medieval Times?
Out of the Middle Ages In the feudal structure of the Middle Ages, the nobles who lived in the country provided the king with protection in exchange for land. Peasants worked the land for the nobles, for which they received protection and their own small parcels of land. These rural peasants worked from sunup to sundown, but even the nobles had few creature comforts. In feudal cities, where there was a small middle-class population, life was a little easier and individuals had the freedom to pursue whatever trade or industry they liked. In the late Middle Ages, when the threat of invasion from barbarians had lessened, people left the country for towns and cities so they could engage in more profitable pursuits. The Plague Begins
Superstitions of medieval England Many superstitions today are a result of regional moral panic, these origins date back to medieval times when there was much ignorance in society and widespread illiteracy. It was an era where people believed in witches, evil spirits, and demons. There was a great belief in magic and the supernatural. Celtic Britain - history and culture Julius CaesarThe British Isles first come in contact with the general current of history in the year 55 B.C. In that year Julius Caesar, then engaged in the subjugation of Gaul, thoughf fit to cross the Channel with a military force, doubtless in the hope of finding that he could add to his resources for the achievement of his personal empire. He spent only a short time in the island, and returned again the next year with larger forces. But he found the prospect less promising than he had anticipated; and having no wish to extend the boundaries of the Roman dominion except as a means to more important ends, he again retired without making any serious attempt at subjugation; and for the next hundred years the Romans left Britain alone. It is generally agreed that the dominant races and languages were Celtic, akin to those of Gaul.
Renaissance Theme Unit Make a Daily Renaissance Activity Lesson Plan Book Reading Comprehensions History What Was the Renaissance? Leveled Reading Books Renaissance Analogies Book Units A Midsummer Night's Dream (Grades 6-8) Othello (Grades 6-8) The Merchant of Venice (Grades 6-8) Romeo and Juliet (Grades 9-12) Have a suggestion or would like to leave feedback? Not Everyone Lived in Castles During the Middle Ages Activity 1. Priests and Monks Review the types of medieval people studied in Activities 1 and 2.