Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

Monthly Update sign up
Mailing List signup

For Teachers -- Monthly Email Update
Sign up to receive free monthly messages highlighting the news, events, and programming of Annenberg Learner, plus ideas for using our resources in the classroom.

The Middle Ages:  What was it 
really like to live in the Middle Ages?
 Medium aevum -- Medieval or The Middle Ages. We think of knights in shining armor, lavish banquets, wandering minstrels, kings, queens, bishops, monks, pilgrims, and glorious pageantry.

In film and in literature, medieval life seems heroic, entertaining, and romantic. In reality, life in the Middle Ages, a period that extended from approximately the fifth century to the fifteenth century in Western Europe, was sometimes all these things, as well as harsh, uncertain, and often dangerous.

The Middle Ages is inspired by programs from The Western Tradition.


© Annenberg Foundation 2016. All rights reserved. Legal Policy