Explaining the Feudal System can be difficult and, well, futile, if you don’t add some life to it, when teaching kids. I’ll be teaching the second half of Story of the World, Volume 2 to my gang this year. In the first week or so, we’ll be going over the extra-important issues of the first half of the book. This will help the kids from last year to recall, and help the new kids to understand a ‘short-and-sweet’ catch-up version.
Last year, to explain feudalism, I gave different kids parts and rolls in the system. They also got to dress the part. It was funny to see them roll-play!
This year, I’ve made an anchor chart, so I can walk them through a visual and refer to it. It turned out pretty cool!