Monday, February 23, 2015

WHI Day 32: Code of Chivalry

Setting the Stage
During the Middle Ages, nobles constantly fought one another.  Their feuding kept Europe in a fragmented state for centuries.  Through warfare, feudal lords defended their estates, seized new territories, and increased wealth.  Lords and their armies lived in a violent society that prized combat skills.  By the 1100s, though, a code of behavior began to arise.  High ideals guided warriors' actions and glorified their roles. 
Activities           
1.   The Age of Chivalry
           a.  Students will read about the knight's code of chivalry .  They will look at the following
                aspects of chivalry:
                       Education, Weapons/Equipment, War Games, Code of Chivalry, Roles of Woman,
                       and Romantic Love
           b.  Ages of Chivalry Attachment
           c.  A brief classroom discussion will follow
2.   Video: Knights Armor
 
Objectives
     1.  Explain the technology, standards, and training of knights.
     2.  Analyze how medieval literature depicts chivalry, knighthood, and women.
     3.  Summarize the roles and status of medieval women

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