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The Middle Ages: Discover the Story

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Social Studies +5 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old), Primary (5 to 8 years old)
This collection includes objects and artifacts representing life in the Middle Ages. Students are challenged to write a creative story or narrative based on the objects in the collection, illustrating life at the time. The last two resources in the collection are a worksheet that teachers may use to frame the assignment and a grading rubric for the assignment.

Courtyard of a Medieval Manor

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Mirror Cover

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Embroidered picture

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Bracelet

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Plaque

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

King and Knight

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Guild Cup

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Chain mail

National Museum of African Art

Pages and Knights, Frontispiece for "The Man at Arms"

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Textile

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum