Sunday, August 23, 2015

FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON - “Medieval Careers - Pages and Squires”

by Sarah Peterson
3rd - 6th Grade

This product contains 2 one-page reading passages covering Medieval Pages and Squires; the melee and the joust. Activities, worksheet and teacher’s key are all included. This product is also perfect for substitute teachers, enrichment learning, homeschool or co-ops! The reading passages are great for close reading with any non-fiction graphic organizer (not included).

Around the age of six or seven, a young boy training to be knight was sent to the estate of a wealthy lord to be a page and to learn how to ride, fight, hunt and behave. This lesson plan covers the life and training of a page and squire. 

This is one lesson in a series of “Medieval Career Lesson Plans.”

Reading Passages: 
2 one-page reading passages covering the following topics:
• Pages and Squires
• The Melee and the Joust

This product includes the following classroom activities:

 Job Application
 Train to be a Page – Strategic Games
 Train to be a Squire – Deliver a Message!
 Participate in a Melee!
 Coloring Page – Page-in-Training; Squires in Training
 Pages and Squires Worksheet and Teacher’s Key
 Review Game of Bingo Words and Clues
 Writing Prompt


Bundled Medieval Career Lesson Plans:
Medieval Careers in Medieval Times Volume I
Medieval Careers in Medieval Times Volume 2

Individual Medieval Careers Lesson Plans:
Medieval Careers: Religious Jobs - Monks, Nuns and Almoners
Medieval Careers: Scribes, Illuminators and the Magna Carta
Medieval Careers: Pilgrims and the Canterbury Tales
Medieval Careers: Explorers and the Age of Discovery
Medieval Careers: Embroiderers, Bayeux Tapestry and William the Conqueror
Medieval Careers: Barber, Apothecary and the Plague Doctor
Medieval Careers: Architects and Engineers - Castles, Cathedrals and Siege Engines
Medieval Careers:Kings, Queens and the Feudal System
Medieval Careers: Astrologers and Astronomers

Medieval Reading Passages and Bingo:
Reading Passages and Bingo: Medieval Architects, Castles and Cathedrals
Reading Passages and Bingo: Medieval Knights and Heraldry
Reading Passages and Bingo: Kings, Queens and the Feudal System

Medieval Careers: Pages and Squires by Sarah Peterson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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