A WebQuest for 5th and 6th Grade Literacy Students
Your science class invented a time machine, but your social studies teacher has hijacked it and sent your entire class back to the middle ages! The only way you can all survive until you figure out how to return to your rightful era is to learn about the society you have been sent to. Otherwise, you may be imprisoned in the dungeon.
Luckily, there is a computer on board the time machine. You will have access to the internet to do research.
Select one of the following activities to help you and your classmates understand the culture you've landed in:
3. You are the chef in the Lord's kitchens. Create a menu for a restaurant frequented by members of the nobility. Include 5 authentic entrees for each meal: breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. (No peasant food allowed!) Category titles must be written in calligraphy. Use the calligraphy link or teacher provided materials to learn how to write in calligraphy. Click here to see a sample menu.
4. Visit Lord Sherwood's
rooms at the Kidâs' Castle
website. Design a clothing catalog for the well dressed knight and lady.
Include one outfit for both the knight and the lady for each of the following
occasions: normal day wear, evening wear, and sleepwear. Include a headress
for the lady and a battle outfit for the knight.
7. As Master or Mistress
of Ceremonies at the castle, explain the top 10 manners from the Code of
Chivalry. Write the information, and include a pyramid of the feudal system
with serfs, farmers, knights, liege lords, nobles, and monarchs.
8. Visit Lord Sherwoodâs room at the Kid's Castle website. Create a coat of arms for yourself and write an explanation of the symbols. After teacher approval, submit your design to the Kidâs Castle website.
9. Visit the Gatehouse at the Kid's Castle website. Read Parts 1 and 2 of "The Magic Ball". Create your own ending to the story BEFORE reading Hollie's and Theo's endings. The length must be 75 words or more. After teacher approval, submit your ending to the Kid's Castle website.
A. Build an authentic model of a castle. (worth 100pts.)
B. Prepare and serve a medieval dessert banquet for the class in the great hall at CIS. (worth 100 pts.)
C. Visit the Royal apartments at the Kid's Castle and complete the word search. (worth 25 pts. Teacher must see completed word search to earn extra credit)
D. Visit the Chapel at the
Castle website. Use this link or teacher
provided materials to learn how to write in calligraphy. Create a program,
listing the events for a 3 day tournament. Include 3 ads for appropriate
medieval goods and services. (worth 75 pts.)
* You will work with a partner or in a group of three students.
* Explore the Kid's Castle website. Be sure to visit all the rooms you find.
* From the list of Tasks, select an activity you would like to research ad complete.
* Develop three questions you need to answer in order to focus your research. Use the Questions to Research worksheet to help you.
* After you have formulated your questions, your group may begin researching the answers. Use the links provided to find your information. An encyclopedia on CD may also be used.
* As you do your research, be sure to keep track of the websites you use. You will need to include a bibliography with your final project.
* Once you have completed your research, your group will need to plan your project. Write the steps you will follow and who will be responsible for which part of the project. Share this plan with your teacher for approval.
* Once your plan is approved, you may begin your project.
* When your group has completed
your project, you will share it with the class. Be prepared to answer questions
from the audience.
The following rubrics will be used to evaluate your project. You will be graded on both the finished project that your team creates and on your work habits.
Congratulations! Your class has successfully blended into Medieval society. You have avoided the dungeon!
While you were working on your projects, your class science genius was able to sneak off and was busy reprogramming the time machine. You and your class will be returning to your own time, safe and unharmed.
The following websites may be used
as you work through this project:
Graphics for this webquest are
Based on a template from The WebQuest Page