"Give me a sword!" History Skits 1000-1500s

Knights, Pikes, and an Angel

These skits and plays have been used in large productions and as history classroom reader’s theatre to introduce issues and themes. Thorough background information for each skit is included.

Topics include William the Conqueror, clashes between England and Scotland, the Battle of Agincourt, and fortifications of the 1500s. Students learn a pike drill with authentic commands.

Look in the Appendix for ideas for teachers, a Middle Ages poster display, words and phrases from England, and medieval outdoor games.  9 skits.

60 pages

Highlights & Features

  • Study the causes and outcomes of political decisions.
  •  Grades 6 – 12
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Ms. Locklear's genius at combining fun and meaningful drama skits with real history, makes history a subject students relish and remember.

Jodi KleinEducator