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Year 7 History - Unit 7 - Medieval Pilgrimage

Key Questions Activities Resources
Introducing Medieval Pilgrimage.    An American website about Pilgrimage churches including St Sernin. 
Field Trip to St. Sernin, Toulouse
Guided tour with Arnaud Caron of Toulouse Visit

Why did medieval people go on a pilgrimage? Read the Medieval Pilgrimage section on motives and answer these questions.
Medieval Pilgrimage website on motives
Why were relics so important to Medieval People?

Hypertext glossary additions: brandea, ampulla, reliquaries, translation (of body of saint),  partition (of body of saint),  consecrated.

Read the Medieval Pilgrimage section on relics and answer these questions.
Medieval Pilgrimage website page on relics.
What was it like to go on a medieval pilgrimage? 

How did they decide where to go? What did pilgrims wear? What were the dangers of travel by land and travel overseas? 

Hypertext glossary additions: canonized, alms, mantelet, staff, scrip, sclavein, hospice. 

Read the Medieval Pilgrimage section on journey and complete these activities
Medieval Pilgrimage website page on journey.
Can you be a medieval pilgrim?

An empathy activity

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Why could no one ignore the Church? 'Think' questions and all 'Steps' 1,2 and 3. 

Thinking the enquiry through: Building a  board game about the power of the medieval church. 

Each game has to illustrate the ways through which the medieval church controlled peoples' lives: sometimes the church helped and gave people hope; sometimes the church could be powerful and made people obey. The student games had to include a playing board, three sets of playing cards, counters and instructions with rules on how to play.

Medieval Minds, Chapter 12

See the images and videos of the student games from previous years:

2002 2003
image of church with believers, bishops and heretics See this BBC article about the influence of the medieval church