Featured Resource Pages
The following pages are highlighted as useful resources for educators.
Use the filters below to search by century, era, geography, type of resource, and other topics of interest to students of the medieval past.
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Listen to a a podcast series delving into the history, legacy and future of the Bayeux Tapestry.
Discover the entire Bayeux Tapestry following online the 70 meter-long embroidered canvas which tells the story of the conquest of England in 1066.
View a listing of freely accessible online resources pertaining to papal documents.
View a video exploring the history of a monastic archive and its holdings.
Tracy Chapman Hamilton demonstrates the visual and pedagogical motivations for building a project using the powerful multimedia ArcGIS StoryMaps tool. As you will see, enormous possibilities exist to increase the visibility and visuality of your students’ work (and your own) while maintaining the rigor and analytical complexity of a traditional paper or exhibition. By walking through a step-by-step example, she makes clear the useful and simple nature of the free software. She shows student work as well as her own to illustrate the range of possible research and visual analysis all showcased in a professional format. Once published you can share it with just a url link, or you can also embed it into a website. Including a map to spatialize your work is entirely optional.
Listen to a podcast discussion of the Life and Passion of William of Norwich, with suggested readings.
View a page for NJ Standards for Social Studies teachers (6.2.8.CivicsPI.4.a): Analyze the role of religion and other means rulers used to unify and centrally govern expanding territories with diverse populations.
Browse illuminating articles about how to get the most out of new and old technologies in the classroom, with many practical activities for busy teachers.
Access a teacher-friendly recipe and instruction sheet for helping students recreate and understand ancient writing technologies through the creation of a papyrus.
Browse a collection of resources pertaining to Early Christian churches and monasteries in the Holy Land.
Listen to a podcast about Arthurian literature and historical context.
View an engaging window into daily life in Cairo for wealthy and poor, including living conditions, work, religious piety, and ideas about violence in history.
Hear a podcast from BBC dealing with the idea and experience of Christian pilgrimage in Europe from the 12th to the 15th centuries, which figured so strongly in the imagination of the age.
View high-definition video of the archaeological treasures of Rome, with new footage added regularly.
View reliable resources about the Magna Carta, from the Magna Carta Trust site; created to commemorate the Magna Carta's 800th anniversary and the document's enduring legacy in European democracy.
View a video by Gina Brandolino comparing the medieval tale Beowulf with the movie Alien (and Aliens).
View a video comparing Chaucer's Clerk's Tale and Sita's Ramayana, offered by Moira Fitzgibbons.
Click to view journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages.