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History Story of the World Book 2 The Middle Ages Chapter 17: Knights and Samurais Activity 1 In each

column write down the characteristics shared by a knight and a samurai. An example has been provided for you.



1. Knights follow a code of chivalry

1. Samurais follow the way of the warrior.

Activity 2. Becoming a knight takes a few stages. Describe what happens at each stage during the journey to becoming a knight.

A child in a family

Training camp


Knighthood ceremony


Activity 3. Draw a knight and a samurai, then list down how their armour is alike/different.





Activity 4. The knights and samurais made use of raw materials that were available in their lands during their time. Noting the materials available to you now, design an armour for a soldier now, labeling specific unique materials that you will use.

Activity 5. The difference in climate and culture led to the different designs in clothing for knights and samurais then. They also lived in different types of castles. List down the reasons or advantages in the designs of their armour and castles. An example is provided for you.





Stone castles

Easily available Grander

Mostly made of wood castles

Easily available More suitable for their earthquake-prone situation.

6. Apart from fighting for their daimyos, samurais enjoy dance and gardening. They also wrote haiku. Read the explanation on haiku and try to create one yourself. Haiku is a Japanese poetic form that is traditionally printed in a single vertical line in Japanese. Haiku in English often appear in three lines to parallel the three phrases of Japanese haiku. They capture a feeling or image. It does not have titles and usually avoid rhyme. How to write an English haiku from http://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-HaikuPoem 1. The poem should appear in three lines with a maximum of two distinct parts. One line is a fragment and the other two lines combine to a phrase. 2. A haiku conveys an image or feeling. 3. Include a seasonal reference. A haiku usually has a two-part structure, sometimes a contrast, sometimes a comparison. 4. Use primarily objective sensory description. Haiku are based on the five senses, something you can experience. It is better to use objective words. 5. Practice. Some sample haiku: An afternoon breeze Expels cold air, along with the fallen brown leaves The flightless bird hops Waddle waddle waddle flop And down it tumbles Write your haiku here: ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________