IN the Middle Ages the Church encouraged people to make
pilgrimages to special holy places called shrines. It was believed
that if you prayed at these shrines you might be forgiven for your
sins and have more chance of going to heaven. Others went to
shrines hoping to be cured from an illness they were suffering
The most important places to visit were: Rome, Santiago de
Compostela and Jerusalem.
At other shrines people went to see the teeth, bones, shoes, combs
etc. that were said to have once belonged to important Christian
saints. The most common relics at these shrines were nails and
pieces of wood that the keepers of the shrine claimed came from
the cross used to crucify Jesus.
Travelling on long journeys in the Middle Ages was a dangerous
activity. Pilgrims often went in groups to protect themselves
• What would
you have done
if you were a
USING THE INTERNET SOURCES BELOW YOU WILL
KNOW MORE ABOUT PILGRIMAGES IN THE MIDDLE
• I MISSION • YOU ARE GOING TO
GO TO ROME
• II MISSION • YOU ARE GOING TO
GO TO SANTIAGO DE
• III MISSION • YOU ARE GOING TO
GO TO JERUSALEM.
EACH GROUP WILL CREATE A POWER
POINT presentation WITH THE MAIN
INFORMATIONS ABOUT ITS DESTINATION .
Make sure to be specific in both the
information (like where you got it
from on the Web) and the reasoning
(why the information proves your
The Internet sites have lots of good
information. Be sure you read the
selections carefully. Take your
time when finding the correct
1. SURF THE NET IN PAIR .
2. group members come back to
the larger WebQuest team .
3. You must all now answer the
Task / Quest(ion) as a group.
Use information, pictures,
facts, opinions, etc. from the
Web pages you explored to
convince your classmates
that your voyage is well
Go to the following Web sites :
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