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The Middle Ages

Dr Anne Holdorph
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Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(420)
In this 4 week class, learners will discover life in the middle ages and participate in creative projects to explore the time period.

Class experience

US Grade Kindergarten - 3
4 lessons//4 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
What are the Middle Ages?
This week, we will explore the timeline of the middle ages and examine the different names used for the time period (middle ages, medieval period, dark ages). We will learn about some changes and major events that happened over the course of 1000 years and learn about the strict social structure of feudalism.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
What was life like as a medieval peasant?
This week, learners will discover what it was like to be a peasant in the middle ages. We will explore what people ate, what their houses were like, what they wore and what a typical medieval day was like. Learners will work together to annotate an image of a medieval house.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Knights and Castles
This week, we will learn about what life was like as a knight. We will explore how people became knights, what they wore and the importance of coats of arms. We will take a virtual tour of a castle
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Kings, Queens and Royalty
This week, learners will explore what life was like for medieval lords and ladies. They will explore the foods they ate, the activities they took part in and what a lord or lady did all day.
I have a PhD in history and am a qualified teacher. I have taught history to learners aged 3 to the postgraduate level.
Homework Offered
Each week students will be given different activities to complete. This can be done using a variety of different mediums and learners are encouraged to make their own choices how they want to complete the project. The amount of time and help that they may need will vary depending on the project chosen.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Each week students will be given a project to do. This will use a variety of different tools, depending on what the learner chooses - for example they could choose to paint or use play dough - learners can use whatever they have access to. No specialist equipment is needed.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
English Heritage
Historic England

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Alice Hunt
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Andy King
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Janina Rameriz
Miri Rubin
Christopher Woolgar
Star Educator
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(420)

My name is Anne and I live in the UK.

I am so excited to be here on Outschool and share some of the things I am passionate about with you all. I am looking forward to teaching history classes, as well as some classes in reading and... 
Self-Paced Class


weekly or $40 for all content
4 pre-recorded lessons
4 weeks of teacher support
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1 year of access to the content

Completed by 13 learners
Ages: 5-10

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