What’s Your Dark Ages Character? is an interactive exercise from The History Channel. Students can create their own Middle Ages character (knight, peasant, Viking, etc.) and profile. You can even upload your own photo to the site, but it isn’t necessary.
Once you’re done, students can email the character and its profile to a teacher for posting on a website, or post it themselves on an online journal or blog (where they could also write more about it).
Since I’ll be teaching World History to English Language Learners next year, this will be a handy online application.
The link can be found on my Examples of Student Work page under Student Middle Ages Characters.