Website: Feudalism in Medieval England
A useful website for students that details the many members of feudal society. It also contains links to information about monasteries, Medevial London, and other more specific topics.
Website: Castle Terminology
A handy website to help students as they learn about castles. The site defines many of the terms associated with the structures of a castle, many of which are quite specifci and period specific.
Website: Middle Ages
This is a attractive site for students to utilize because it has a wide variety of links to tools, resources, information, and learning games about the Middle Ages.
Website: Medieval Castles Geoff Myers
Students will find this site very interesting because it has great visual resources regarding castles. Great website that teachers will find useful too.
Website: Top 100 of Medieval Castles
A fun site for kids that displays some amazing structures. It also effectively defines what a "true" castle was and did, in regards to function.
Terry Jones' Medieval Lives Webcasts
8 episodes, 1/2 hour each
How much do you think you know about the Middle Ages? Terry Jones' mission is to rescue this romanticised era from cliches and well-worn platitudes. Revealing that no one thought the world was flat and dental hygiene was actually better than it is today, Jones will use animation, medieval locations across Europe and new research to bring the Middle Ages to life. The truth behind eight familiar medieval archetypes including the Knight, the Damsel and the...
The Worst Jobs in History-The Middle Ages Part 1
Online video 9 min.
Details the life of an arming squire, an aide to an armored knight, who hopes to one day become a knight himself. Unfortunately for young men serving as arming squires, the dirt, danger, ang grime of their current job probably made their future as a knight seem like some far off dream.
Life in the Middle Ages: A History of the Middle Ages
New Video c2002
Call Number: 940.1
The video summarizes some of the key trends of European History between 476 and 1492. The 23 min. video was produced for use in schools and other educational environments.
Feudalism, Lords, & Vassels (video recording)
Sunburst Visual Media c2004
Follett product # 44460F6
A 40 min. video recording that focuses on the social groups that formed the semi-rigid social structure of the Middle Ages.
A brief introduction to feudalism for students that serves well as an overview before they begin activities or as a brief review.
Educational Podcast Describing the system of Manorialism.
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A Medieval Castle
KidHaven Press c2005
Call Number: 940.1 JAR
Discusses Medieval Castles, including why they were built, who built them, how they were constructed,how they were used, their deterioration, and their repair and restoration.
100 Things You Should Know About Knights and Castles
Mason Crest Pub. c2003
Call Number: 940.1 WAL
Describes the life of a knight within the walls of a castle as well as how castle life would change if attacked or under siege.
Houghton Mifflin 1994
Call Number: 940.1 BIE
Biesty's book provides numerous cut-away views and cross-sections of castles to better understand the form and function of the buildings.
Franklin Watts c1999
Call Number: 728.8 BER
Discusses the history of castles, their purpose and uses, and the role in society held by them and their inhabitants.
Call Number: 623.14 GRA
A photo essay on castles around the world from England to Spain and Germany to Japan. Looks at the castle as fortress, home, prison, and as a self-contained city.
Houghton Mifflin c1977
Call Number: 6223.19 MAC
Text and detailed drawings follow the planning and construction of a "typical" castle and adjoining town in thirteenth-century Wales.
Places of Worship in the Middle Ages
Crabtree Pub. Co. c2004
Call Number 200.9 EAS
Breaks down the church's impact on daily life during the Middle Ages. It also covers topics such as monasteries and convents, as well the religions of Judaism, Islam, and other world religions.
Benchmark Books c2001
Call Number: 270.5 HIN
Details the powerful role that "The Church" possessed in medieval society and how the church fit into the feudal system.
Damsels Not In Distress: The True Story of Women in Medieval Times
Rosen Pub. Group c2004
Call Number: 305.4 HOP
Explores the roles played by women of various classes in medieval society, in the nobility, in the church, and in daily life and work.
The Middle Ages: An Encyclopedia for Students
William Chester Jordan
Charles Scribner's Sons c1996
Call Number: REF 909.07 Vol.1-4
An in detailed reference resource for a student's study of the Middle Ages.
Feudalism and Village Life in the Middle Ages
World Almanac Library c2006
Call Number: 940.973 PAD
Describes the social structure of village life in the middle ages within the framework of the feudal system.
Knights and Castles
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers c2007
Call Number: 940.1 DIX
This book helps to explain the social groups that affected life with the castles of the Medieval Period.
Medieval Projects You Can Do!
Crabtree Pub. c2006
Call Number: 909 GRO
Ideas for projects and activities that help to better understand life in the Middle Ages are offered to readers in this book.
Medieval Lives / Eight Charismatic Men and Women of the Middle Ages
HarperCollins Publishers c1994
Call Number: 940.1 CAN
Middle Age figures covered in the book include: Helena Augusta, Augustine of Hippo, Alcuin of York, Humbert of Lorrainen, Hildegard of Bingen, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Robert Grosseteste, and John Duke of Bedford
The Middle Ages: A Watts Guide for Children
William Chester Jordan
F. Watts c1999
Call Number: 956 JOR
A guide to the Middle Ages, discussing events, people, and practices around the world from 500 to 1500.
Call Number: 940.1 PLA
Describes medieval castles and what life was like for the knights who lived in them.