A Panel Discussion
Key Questions for our
panel members will be:
1. How did the crusades affect you and
others you know?
2. What is your opinion of the
3. What lessons can be learned from
Step 1: Read the explanation of what your role in the
group is and what your responsibilities are:
Step 2: Production Director assigns each
teammate to one of the three sections to prepare:
11.4, 11.5, 11.6 and reads section 11.6 himself/herself.
Then, teammates work together on the first column
of the Matrix on the last page of your handout.
When you have finished, raise your hand so I can check your work.
Step 3: Learn about your historical figure
- Take turns reading out loud about your
figure. Historian organizes turns.
- When you come to the each set of
questions, stop and discuss as a team.
- Step 4: Answer questions 1-3 on the
second page of the handout together.
Be sure to answer question 3 the way
your figure would answer it.
Step 5 – Prepare 4 questions that your
Historian and Production Director will ask
the other historical figures.
Make sure you ask 2 questions of people who
will agree with your figure and 2 questions
of people who will disagree with your
When you finish Step 5, raise your hand so I
can check your work and the each member
of the team can then begin their individual
Public Relations Agents writes a 1-
minute introduction that includes:
- the figure’s name, accomplishments,
and a description of some things he or
she may have seen, heard, and felt
during the crusades.
- The introduction also describes how
the crusades affected the figure.
Actor prepares a 30-second opening
statement summarizing the figure’s
view on the question:
What is your opinion of the crusaders’
Actor then cuts out the mask and adds
visual detail, making sure he or she can
breathe, see, and speak through it.
Historian writes a 30-second closing
statement that completes this
From a historian’s view, the most
important lesson to be learned from
the crusades is…
Production Director creates a plaque
for the historical figure with name,
illustration, and motto that symbolize
the figure’s religious perspective and
memorable experiences in the
The plaque should be clear enough to be
read from a distance.
Procedure for Friday:
1. Public Relations Agents give 1
minute introduction of their panelist
2. Actors give 30 second opening
3. Historians and Production
Directors ask questions
4. Historians give 30 second
Grading will be based on:
Public Relations Agent: quality of your
1 minute introduction: figure’s name,
accomplishments, how did the
crusades affect your figure?
Actors 30 second opening statement
about your opinion of what the
crusaders did and answers to
questions from the Historians and
Grading will be based on:
Historians: quality of your 30 second
closing statement (What is the most
important lesson to learn about the
crusades?) and the quality of your
Production Directors: quality of your
questions and the details on your