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The Crusades of the Middle Ages

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Cultures +4 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old)
This collection includes resources for teachers looking for materials related to the Crusades. Students can gain insight into the weapons and nature of fighting in the Crusades by investigating the images included as well as the video on bows, while the essays and map will provide ample background information. Finally, a lesson plan from the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum explains how to design a marshmallow catapult or trebuchet!

The Departure of the Crusaders

Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Crusader: Victor Lawson Monument [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Conquest of the Seven Deadly Sins [photomechanical print]

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Chain mail

National Museum of African Art

The Crusaders Sighting Jerusalem, (painting)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Jerusalem

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Medieval Marshmallows

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access