I did a google search this weekend for lesson plans on the Crusades. I always make my own up, but it’s nice if other people have found primary sources for me. I found a project that sounds a lot like what we’re going to be doing in class; splitting in to groups of Muslims, Christian Kings, and clergy, each of whom has their own point of view on the crusades and will debate in class. But then I saw the note on the lesson plan:
“I like to split the class in to three groups. I usually have about 12 students in the class, so it works out pretty well.”
I have a minimum of 32 students in each of my classes. Sigh. I guess I won’t be borrowing that plan any time soon.