008 - Medieval Journeys

Factual Question

How can ESRI ArcGIS help us tell the 'story' of our Medieval Journey?

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Key Terminology

  • Pilgrimage
  • Journey
  • Natural Landscape
Define the words above using the useful links below and your own knowledge.

Useful Links


Activity Three - Causes of Travel

We will be doing activities two and three after we have come back from the Medieval Journeys trip in May/June. Before we go on the trip though we need to look at how people travelled in the Middle Ages and why they would go on such hard journeys. To do this we are going to use the 'Contrast and Connections' text book pages 102 - 107. Answer all the questions in the yellow and blue boxes.

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Activity Two - Map Route

You will be using ESRI ArcGIS to illustrate our route on our  Year 8 'Medieval Journey' trip. You have used this programme earlier in the year but as a reminder follow the steps below to sign in.

  1. Go to the website address - ecolint.maps.arcgis.com
  2. You will need to sign in using your first name . surname and the password you set up earlier in the year. Your password is hopefully the same as your school mail password. 
  3. Follow Step One and Step Two images to get to a map and to choose a base map. Choose a base map that is going to show your pins clearly.
  4. Once you have chosen your base map, you now need to 'pin' each site we visited, each beginning and end stop for the transport and where we stayed overnight. Follow Step Three on how to pin and search. 
      • You can change the colour or shape of the pin to represent:
            • Travel
            • Site
            • Accommodation
            • Food
            • Use Step Four to help you change the shape or colour of your pin.
  5. You MUST SAVE your work every 10 minutes as arcGIS does not save automatically. If you don't save you lose all your work!

Useful Information

      • The itinerary scroll is below the steps.
      • If the search engine does not bring up exact site then search for the actual address using google. Sometimes the addresses wont come up in arcGIS as it is not as commercial as Google and therefore it is not collecting the wealth of information it needs to be perfectly accurate.
Step One - How to get a map.


Step Two - How to choose a base map.
Remember you should choose a base map that is going to show your information clearly.

Step Three - How to add map notes, pin sites/stops and search.

Step Four - How to change the map pin symbol and colour.




Activity Three - Story Map Journal

Now you have created the route of our journey on arcGIS we are now going to create a story map journal to describe the different sites we visited. Follow the instructions below for the content that is needed for the front cover, sections and stops. Below the instructions are images of how to get to the story map journal web app on arcGIS and how to create/edit the different sections.


Page One - Front Cover.

Answer the following questions on the initial page to set the scene for this work:
  1. What is a pilgrimage?
  2. Why do people go on pilgrimages?
  3. Where do people go on pilgrimages?
  4. Where did we go on this journey?

Add Sections - Sites, Travel Stops, Accommodation.

Sites

For each site that we visited make sure you include the following points in your descriptions:
  • Why was the site important during the medieval era?
  • Description of the site - location, size, shape, rooms etc.
  • What did you think of the site? Would you recommend going?

Travel Stops

For each journey that we went on make sure you include the following points in your descriptions:
  • Time the form of transport left and then arrived at the next point.
  • The platform or spot that we got on the form of transport.
  • Why did we use that form of transport? Think about speed, ease, ability to really see the location of the site that we visited.
Step One - Opening your previous map from activity one.

Step Two - How to share and create a web app.

Step Three - Giving your web app a name and tagging it.

Step Four - Choosing a specific web app - Story Map Journal

Step Five - Give the Story Map Journal a title along with your name, then choose where you would like your panel of information to be.

Step Six - Choosing a base map for the main stage panel.

Step Seven - Side panel content, this is where you put your written work.

Step Eight - How to custom configure your map (to zoom in to a specific location to link to specific written content).

Step Nine - How to edit you side panel content.

Step Ten  - Reopening your story map next time. Complete step one first and then see below.

Step Eleven - Sharing your map with me once finished.

Useful Resources






How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

Criterion A: Knowing and Understanding

Achievement level

Level descriptor

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The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors below.




1–2

i.   makes a limited use of terminology

ii.  demonstrates basic knowledge and understanding of content and concept through limited descriptions and/or examples.




3–4

i.   uses some terminology accurately

ii.  demonstrates satisfactory knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through simple descriptions, explanations and examples.




5–6

i.   uses considerable and relevant terminology accurately

ii.  demonstrates substantial knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through descriptions, explanations and examples.




7–8

i.   consistently uses a range of terminology accurately

ii.  demonstrates detailed knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through developed and accurate descriptions, explanations and examples.




Criterion C: Communicating

Achievement level

Level descriptor

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The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors below.




1–2

i.   communicates information and ideas in a style that is not always clear

ii.  organizes information and ideas in a limited way

iii. lists sources of information inconsistently.




3–4

i.   communicates information and ideas in a style that is somewhat clear

ii.  somewhat organizes information and ideas

iii. creates an adequate reference list and sometimes cites sources.




5–6

i.   communicates information and ideas in a style that is mostly appropriate to the audience and purpose

ii.  mostly structures information and ideas according to the task instructions

iii. creates an adequate reference list and usually cites sources.




7–8

i.   communicates information and ideas in a style that is completely appropriate to the audience and purpose

ii.  structures information and ideas completely according to the task instructions

iii. creates a complete reference list and always cites sources.