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					Warfare
           Warm Up
On a new page in your
notebooks, create the KWL
Chart about Medieval Knights
and fill in the “Know” and “Want
to Know” sections. You have 5
minutes to complete this activity.
             Directions
Please turn in your Weapons Drawing
homework if you went to Binationals.
Everyone who stayed, please turn in your
Video Analysis on “A Knight’s Tale.” Once
I have picked up your work, please get a
green textbook next to the window and
open to page 169.
    The Importance of Warfare
 Powerful lords were constantly
  competing for power
 Knights were more likely to be
  captured than killed
 Knights fought in iron armor and
  with heavy weapons
Weapons
     The Importance of Warfare
   Warfare could be disastrous for the
    peasants who farmed the land
   Castles were built on top of hills or near
    rivers to provide some protection
   Most castles were very unpleasant places
    to live
   Warfare eventually would decline when
    the church tried to stop some of the
    fighting or rulers became powerful enough
    to control their lords and vassals
Castles Example
               Chivalry
   Chivalry combined Christian
    values and virtues of a good
    warrior
   Chivalry also dictated rules of
    warfare
   Chivalry did not have anything to
    do with a knight’s behavior
    towards peasants and common
    people
Knights

    Page
    Squire
    Knight
                     Page
   Starts around age 7
   Serving in the
    household
   Learning Swordplay
   Playing chess and
    other strategy
    games
   Hunting with hawks
    and falcons
   Learning code of
    courtesy expected of
    knights
Squire
      Starts around age
       13-14
      Acting as a
       personal servant
       to a knight
      Learning jousting
      Assisting knights
       in battle
      Taking charge of
       prisoners
       captured in battle
                 Knight
   Starts around
    age 18-22
   Serving lords as
    warriors
   Overseeing
    land as vassals
   Taking part in
    tournaments
Important Terms & Definitions
Page – a boy who acts as a
knight’s attendant in the first
stage of becoming a knight
Squire – a young nobleman who
acts as a personal servant to a
knight and who will soon become
a knight
          Direction

Please take a moment and
complete the “Learned”
section of your KWL chart on
knights.
       Journal Writing
In your notebook, answer the
following question in 10 complete
sentences: “How would you
feel if you were chosen to be
a knight?” Explain if you would
be happy, sad, scared, etc.
     More Information…
http://www.middle-ages.org.uk/

				
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