Knights, Chivalry, and the Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table

KNIGHTS IN THE MIDDLE AGES  This worksheets serves as an introduction to knights and chivalry and their development in the medieval time period.

CASTLES AND THEIR DEFENSES  This presentation details some of the basics of siege warfare involving medieval castles.

COAT OF ARMS  This activity asks students to make their own coat-of-arms that represents their personality.

HERALDRY  This worksheet explains the significance of animal charges and colors in medieval heraldry and asks students to create their own coat-of-arms based on these meanings.

DE ARTE HONESTE DE AMANDI (THE ART OF COURTLY LOVE) These medieval rules of love reflect the concept of "courtly love," which was a popular trend in medieval Europe. This worksheet asks students to analyze the rules against the modern concept of romantic love.

THE BOOK OF THE ORDER OF CHIVALRY  This medieval guidebook for knights is a fun read for anyone interested in authentic chivalry.

"A CRUSADER'S FAREWELL" This real-life knight bids his lady farewell as he embarks upon a crusade to the Holy Land.

"LANVAL" This short story, which is actually a tale from the medieval time period, turns the stereotypical "damsel-in-distress" situation on its head.

JOAN OF ARC A pioneer of female empowerment, Joan of Arc led the French army against the invading English. This worksheet gives a brief overview of her life.

"ST. GEORGE AND THE DRAGON" This short story tells the tale of George the mighty dragonslayer, a popular medieval legend.

ARTHURIAN CHARACTER NOTES  This presentation gives details on the primary characters of the King Arthur legends.

"THE UNICORN HUNT" This script-story adapts a portion of The Once and Future King, one of the finest adaptations of the King Arthur legends.

TRISTAN AND ISOLDE The love triangle presented in this medieval legend mirrors that of King Arthur, Queen Guinevere, and Sir Lancelot and often appears as a part of the Arthurian legends. Also check out the film adaptation starring James Franco and Sophia Myles.

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THE ROAD TO CAMELOT This collection of 14 script-stories dramatizes the legends of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.