Catherine, Called Birdy immerses students in the world of a Medieval manor. Reading this novel, students will learn about life in the thirteenth century and, in particular, the challenges and difficulties faced by women. Have students show off the historical knowledge they have gained through the novel and/or related research by using storyboards to make a book about Medieval life. The sample storyboard shows a Medieval guide to life as a lady. Students may also present storyboards on life as a noble, life as a peasant, or Medieval life in general. Remember, Storyboard That allows you to easily convert the rulebook into PowerPoint slides or print it out and put it together as a booklet.
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Use the details from Catherine, Called Birdy to make a guidebook about Medieval life. Your book can be a guide for life as a lady, life as a noble, life as a peasant, or Medieval life in general.
Grade Level 6-8
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment Individual, Partner, or GroupCommon Core Standards
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| Proficient |
| Emerging |
| Beginning |
The rules are logical and can be applied to a general group of people within medieval society. All rules can be inferred from or are directly stated in the novel.
Most of the rules are logical and can be applied to a general group of people within medieval society. Most rules can be inferred from or are directly stated in the novel. One or two rules may be two specific or inaccurate to the time period.
Many of the rules are illogical and do not reflect the realities of medieval life. The majority of the rules are not rooted in the details of the novel.
Picture & Scene
The images clearly corresponds with the rules and use historically accurate character and setting details.
Most of the images clearly correspond with the rules. Some details may be historically inaccurate.
The images are a poor representation of the rules listed. The details are blatantly historically inaccurate.
Effort and Editing
Work is complete, thorough, and neat. Spelling and grammar are correct.
Most of the sections of the rulebook were at least attempted and work is presentable. The text contains some errors in spelling and/or grammar.
Rulebook is unfinished and/or disorganized. The text contains many errors in spelling and/or grammar.