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Name _______________________
Date _______________________
Period ______
Feudalism RAFT
Directions: Pick one row below from the RAFT. Your writing piece must demonstrate your knowledge of
feudalism during the Middle Ages. This will count as a PROJECT GRADE. Typing is not required, but
your writing must be neat and proofread thoroughly for any punctuation, spelling or grammar mistakes.
Due Date: The final draft copy of your RAFT will be due on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25.
You must TURN IN YOUR RUBRIC with your final writing assignment. It should be stapled to the
front of your final product.
R
A
Role
F
Audience
Format
T
Topic
1.
Monarch
Wanna-be monarchs
How to guide
Grow your own
kingdom!
2.
Lord
All those lowly people
beneath a lord
Classified
advertisement
Lord seeks help to run
manor
3.
Lord
Knight
Job interview
Are you the one for me?
4.
Knight
Squire
Job Posting
Chivalry, is it for you?
5.
Knight
Enemy
Petition OR Letter
Why you should stay
out of the Holy Land
6.
The manor
Itself
Diary entry
You’d never imagine
what I see and the
people I run into…
7.
Metal worker
Suit of armor
Pep talk
Come on man, you were
made to fight and
protect!
8.
Lord, Knight,
Serf
Family
Letter
My life as I know it…
Tips and Suggestions
Don’t forget all of your writing must be based on historic fact. It needs to demonstrate your complete
knowledge and understanding of feudalism during the Middle Ages. Each writing selection should be at
least 3 paragraphs in length.
Here are some tips and suggestions to guide you in your RAFT writing assessment:
1.
2.
3.
Format
How to guide
Topic
The how to guide should be a step-by-step detailed guide of how to create a
kingdom during the Middle Ages.
Classified
advertisement
Discuss: It should cover all different parts of a medieval kingdom, as well as the
different groups of people.
A classified advertisement is found in a newspaper and seeks to find something
or someone.
Job interview
Discuss: It should discuss the different type of people that work on a manor and
what goes into their job.
The interview should have at least 10 questions and answers.
4.
Job posting
Discuss: How does a lord choose a knight? What type of work does a knight do?
Be specific and provide details and examples.
A job posting is a detailed description of a job that needs to be fulfilled. It
includes what the job is, the work included in the job and the experience
(education/training) you need in obtain the job.
5.
Petition
Discuss: What a person needs to do in order to become a knight.
A petition fights for or against something. It uses persuasive language to get your
message across and convince others of your point of view.
6.
7.
8.
Diary entry
Discuss: You are the land. You should discuss what the land is used for and why
it is used in this way.
The diary entry should be historically accurate, and it should be personal and
creative.
Pep talk
Discuss: You must address all of the people who live and work on the manor and
what they do on a daily basis.
The pep talk should use spirited and expressive language.
Letter
Discuss: You must talk about what exactly the suit of armor would go through.
Your letter should follow proper letter format.
Discuss: Your responsibilities; what life was like for people in your group; the
best part of life; the worst part of life in your group
Student name ______________________________
Row number chosen _________________
Feudalism RAFT Rubric
Grading Key: 5 – Excellent;
4- Very Good;
3 – Good;
2 – Minimal; 1 – Not there
Historical Accuracy – Information is correct and supported with detail from information gathered during
the Feudalism notes and lectures activity, textbook, or with information learned in our Middle Ages unit.
5
4
3
2
1
Content and Organization – Fully performed chosen topic using chosen format, logical sequence of ideas,
many details and examples.
5
4
3
2
1
Creativity - The story contains many creative details and/or descriptions that contribute to the reader's
enjoyment and understanding.
5
4
3
2
1
Role – Overall effectiveness at staying in role and addressing your audience
5
4
3
2
1
Mechanics – Proper spelling, punctuation, grammar and overall neatness
5
4
3
2
1
Rubric – Rubric turned in with final written assignment
3
0
Graphic Organizer – Graphic Organizer turned in with final draft
2
0
Total Score: ___________/30
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