Crusader Trading Cards
A mini-research project
Directions: Create four trading cards about the Crusades.
- Read History Alive chapter 11 pages 119-126.
- Select four people from the lists below. Select two from list A and two from list B.
- Do some research into each of the four people selected. For this project, Wikipedia is probably the best place to go. You may also use your history book.
- Find out these things about each person: home country or place of birth; date of birth; date of death; religion; one major reason they were important during the Crusades.
- Use your research to create a trading card about each person. All four should fit onto a single piece of paper. (You can divide your paper by using the columns feature.) Your cards should all have the same format. Include a picture or a symbol on each card. You may use borders and other artwork. ( An example is done below.)
- Create a rough draft in class.
- Create a final (typed) draft at home or in the library.
People of the Crusades List A:
- Pope Urban II
- Alexis Comnena
- Anna Comnena
- Richard I of England
- Eleanor of Aquitane*
- Stephen Count of Blois*
- Peter the Hermit*
- Baldwin, King of Jerusalem*
- Phillip II of France
- Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor*
- Stephen of Cloyes*
People of the Crusades List B:
- Eleazar ben Nathan
- Salah al-Din (Saladin)
- Eleazar ben Judah
- Usamah ibn-Munqidh
- Kalonymus ben Mushullam*
- Ibn al-Qalanisi
*Challenge: These people are not mentioned in History Alive.
Died: 1212 (approx.)
was a young shepherd
who started the first
Children’s Crusade in 1212. He led 7,000
young people from Germany to Genoa, Italy
where many of them settled down and became
citizens. He later died while crossing the Alps
on his way home to Germany.