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Middle Ages Directions

“Hear, Ye! Hear, Ye!  You are about to enter a fierce competition full of brave knights and lovely maidens (or in our case, 6th graders).”


Your task:  Win the AMAZING RACE.  

  1. Your team must complete a minimum of 9 tasks between May _________. 

  2. Each task must be checked by a teacher and signed off on your packet.  

  3. Then you will receive instructions on which part of the castle to build (spend 15 minutes or less on castle building so you can go on to your next task).  


Teams should be able to complete at least one task per day, with the minimum of 10 Tasks!  Teams will start on different tasks, but must continue in order (for example, a team starting on task 3 would continue in order 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and then go back to 1 and 2).  


The reward: The team with the most tasks completed and the most complete castle will win (Ties will be broken by judging the teams’ castles for completeness, effort, neatness, and detail).  


Your grade:  Individuals will be graded on their participation and effort in helping their team with tasks and castle building.  If individual students are not participating appropriately, they will complete bookwork on the Middle Ages instead of participating in the Amazing Race.

Task 1: Castles

Use the links to complete the worksheet and then play the game.  

Ways to attack

Best Castle to attack (Use this site for worksheet "Best Castle to Attack" (Motte and Bailey, Stone or Concentric)

Defending a Castle


Task 2: Feudal vs. Roman World

Compare and Contrast the Roman World vs. Feudal World

Place the characteristic cards on the Venn Diagram in their proper place.

When complete, take a picture with your laptop and show your teacher.

Task 3: Famous People

Develop a social media platform (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, Snapchat, etc.)

Your platform needs to include: 

  • Name
  • Birth
  • Death
  • Country of Origin
  • Profession/Job
  • Family Members
  • 3 fun facts
  • Explanation of why they are famous.

Use Canva to create your template. 

Choose from one of the following people:

Alfred the Great


Genghis Khan

Joan of Arc

Justinian I

Marco Polo

Saint Francis of Assisi

William the Conqueror

Task 4: Black Plague

Task 5: Juggling

Use the videos and scarves to learn to juggle. Record one person showing their juggling skills and show to your teacher.

Learn:  Juggling Basics

Extend: Learn 3 Scarf Juggling

Task Six: Dirty Jobs

Here are 6 dirty jobs from the middle ages:

  • Barber Surgeon
  • Cottar in Middle Ages
  • Ditcher in Middle Ages
  • Page in Middle Ages
  • Physician in Middle Ages or Plague Doctor in Middle Ages
  • Scullion in Middle Ages

Find out what each job was like during the Middle Ages. ( You may use Google to search.)

Go to Canvas and click on the assignment 5.10 Dirty Jobs  follow directions for assignment.



Task 7: Coat of Arms

Task 8: The Crusades

 Go to Canvas 5.14 and watch the video and fill out the notes guide. 

Task 10: Breakout

Breakout of the Middle Ages (Use the clues to solve the puzzles)

Bonus Task 1