Today in history class we began our student taught lessons on the power and influence of the church in Medieval Europe. The class was divided into five groups which focused on different aspects of the church in daily life. From Pope Gregory VII to the Dictatus Papae to Gregorian chants, each group was charged with researching their topic, producing a lesson, and having some kind of worksheet or opportunity to manipulate the information from their lesson.
One group made a game board for their lesson. The class was focused and engaged on the game and I could hear excited voices discussing the role of the church in Medieval Europe and its significance in shaping daily life...I better watch out or these guys and girls are going to take my job!