The Steps of Knighthood

In the medieval times, many knights rode out to do battle. They made sieges on other castles, headlong charges into bloody battles, and defended their own castles against sieges. But knights weren't always so good at fighting. Knights had to pass long, hard, half boring hours of practice, practice, practice. First they had to be a page. If they did good they became a squire. If squires were worthy they were dubbed and became a knights.


Journey Through the Middle Ages web quest

Medieval Siege Nova

Take Students Back in Time

Free Downloads shields, knights, etc.

Fun Social Studies

The Middle Ages What was it really like to live in the Middle Ages? Find out here


Medieval Times
Guide picks

Resources to learn about Medieval Times. Find historical information and fun projects to make your homeschool learning more interesting.


Hands-on History - Medieval Times
Bring history to life with some hands-on fun. These are my top picks for hands-on learning for Medieval Times. The products range from puzzles, to games, to crafts, to building sets and more.

Medieval Times Unit Study and Activity Books
Bring history to life with a unit study on Medieval Times. These are my top picks for hands-on themes, activity books and unit study books for Medieval Times.

Medieval Times Literature
Many homeschoolers teach history using literature instead of a curriculum or along with their curriculum. Here are top picks of Medieval Times literature.

Build a Medieval Castle
Make your own model medieval castle - a learning activity that teaches about history, feudalism and life in the Middle Ages. Free software download.

Cardboard Box Castle
Turn a plain cardboard box into an enchanted castle. The cutting in this project is heavy-duty and should be done by an adult. The child can help by supervising and by designing where the towers and turrets should go.

Castle Builder
"You are a Medieval Castle Builder living in Wales in the year 1076. You are hired by the Norman Baron William de Clare to build him a fantastic castle in Aberystwyth, Wales." Students will gain an understanding of how the Medieval castle played an integral part in the daily lives of the various classes of Medieval people.

Castle Coloring Pages
Four castle coloring pages to print and a castle vocabulary word search.

Coat of Arms
Create your own coat of arms with these instructions and pattern.

Defend Yourself, Good Knight
Soldiers had all sorts of weapons to use, and knights wore armor to protect themselves in battle. If someone invented a better weapon, a knight needed to get better armor.

Feudal M&M's
Students will identify the order of societal rank and loyalties within feudal Europe. Printable activity page included.

Journey Through the Middle Ages
Discover more about life in the Middle Ages including feudalism and society; castle life and structure; castle defense; education; jobs and trades. A collaborative work designed by the students and coaches of Salford Hills Elementary School for the ThinkQuest Junior Program.

Kids' Castle
Clicking on a part of the castle takes you to there. You will find out about the people that lived there and what they did. Sometimes there will also be more information about an aspect of castle life, a game to play or puzzle to solve, or something you can do to add to the fun of Kids' Castle.

Knight Coloring Page
This is a very nice picture to print and color with colored pencils, markers or crayons.

Life in the Middle Ages
Learn all about the various aspects of life during the Middle Ages.

Living in the Middle Ages
What was it really like to live in the Middle Ages? Explore life in the Middle Ages including feudal life, religion, homes, clothing and more.

Make Your Own Helmet
Print the patterns to make your own armor helmet from construction paper.

Medieval Castle Building
Students will learn about medieval castles by creating their own castles using sugar cubes.

Medieval Siege
Build your own virtual trebuchet, learn about life in a castle, and much more.

Medieval Times Unit
Six lessons based on Medieval Times including worksheets and projects.

Middle Ages Lesson Plan
Use this lesson plan to learn about the people of the Middle Ages. (for grades 3-5)

Middle Ages Unit
A Middle Ages unit study that introduces students to feudalism, medieval life, and the Crusades through high interest activities.

The Middle Ages
Learn about different aspects about life in the Middle Ages.

The Middle Ages
Medieval Times presentation by students with excellent information.