Ancient Egypt and the Crusades: Journals, Timelines, Narratives, and Speeches (Oh My)
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The primary objective of this Gr. 11 kit is to facilitate student-centred learning that explores primary source documents in order to improve understanding of specific historical eras. The first lesson seeks to expand the idea of Historical Perspective to the world of Mythology, and have students take on critical roles of Egyptian gods and answers questions in a journal. The second lesson breaks down the benefits and downsides of using multiple sources for Continuity and Change, and focuses on teaching skills related to utilizing sources to come to conclusions. The third lesson is a primary source analysis activity that explores the Evidences of Pope Urban II’s speech at Clermont in 1095 and their different perspectives and biases. The fourth lesson is a guided narrative which tells the story of the Second Crusade and its Causes and Consequences.