Roles within Feudalism
Introduction
• Introduction
• Task
• Process
• Evaluation
By Melissa Shoff, Maryvale High School
In this WebQuest, students will learn about the different roles of people during
European Feudalism. Students will create diary entries to show this understanding.
Ever wonder what it was like to live as a King or Queen during the Middle Ages? A
knight perhaps? Monk? Maybe a peasant or serf? Now is the time to do so. You
will research various websites to learn what it was like to live as a noble, knight,
church official, and a peasant during the Middle Ages. You will create 3 diary
entries from the perspective of 3 different people living during this time period.
Roles within Feudalism
• Introduction
• Task
• Process
• Evaluation
Task
You will research various websites to create 3 diary entries, each from a different
social class during the Middle Ages in Europe. Assume 3 of any of the following
roles:
NOBLE – King, Queen, other royal family members, Lord, vassal
CHURCH OFFICIAL – Pope, bishop, nun, monk, priest
KNIGHT – page, squire, knight
PEASANT – serf, townsperson, peasant, servant
Each diary entry should include:
1.Name of Person
2.Description of Person
3.Description of Person’s Home/Surroundings
4.Description of Daily Life of Person
5.Description of Mutual Obligations
Each entry should be approximately 1 page in length (Double Spaced)
Roles within Feudalism
Process
• Introduction
• Task
• Process
• Evaluation
You are now on your way to creating your diary entries. Search the following sites to find out
more about the three social positions you have decided to write about.
Feudalism in General
Medieval Life – Feudalism
Feudalism and Medieval Life
What was life really like in the Middle Ages
Middle Ages Links Galore
The Feudal Structure
Life in the Middle Ages
Nobles
Knights
Noble Life
Daily Life of a Noble Lord
The Medieval Knight
A Knights Life
Church Officials
Peasants
Life in a Medieval Monastery
Monks and Nuns of the Middle Ages
Peasant Life
Peasants
EACH DIARY ENTRY SHOULD INCLUDE:
1.Name of Person
2.Description of Person
3.Description of Person’s Home / Surroundings
4.Description of Daily Life of Person
5.Description of Mutual Obligations
EACH DIARY SHOULD BE APPROXIMATELY 1 PAGE (DOUBLE SPACED)
Roles within Feudalism
Evaluation
• Introduction
• Task
• Process
• Evaluation
Excellent
Average
Unsatisfactory
Name and Description (Description and Name are creative
and go above and beyond expectations. Accurate Info)
5
3
1
Home Description (Description is accurate and creative
and go above and beyond expectations. Accurate Info)
5
3
1
Daily Life (Description is accurate and creative and go
above and beyond expectations. Accurate Info)
5
3
1
Mutual Obligations (Description is accurate and creative
and go above and beyond expectations. Accurate Info.)
5
3
1
Criteria