Below is a link to a downloadable Powerpoint file with multiple choice questionnaires for each of the 11 booklets forming ‘Learning for Memory: The Middle Ages’. These can be used as a starter activity or as a low stakes test at the end of each topic. I also recommend using the knowledge organisers for quizzing, simply by deleting the content from the boxes on the right or left column. I have tried to include plausible answers for each question, and to set questions that get students thinking about the main issues covered in the booklets, with a view to enhancing understanding, clearing up misunderstandings and helping students to retain this knowledge in their long-term memory. Correct answers are indicated with (C), which should obviously be deleted before printing out for a lesson.
Below are teacher notes to go with each booklet. They contain some suggested sentences for the sentence completion exercises, as well as various other bits and pieces. I suggest though that teachers attempt to complete the because, but and so stem sentences themselves first, before looking at these notes. It can be a bit challenging to come up with all three sentences (usually the because sentence is obvious, the but one less so), so I think it’s useful for teachers to put themselves in their students’ shoes and try completing the sentences themselves, and then comparing with the sentences I came up with in the teacher notes.
Please click on a link below to download the file as a Word document.