Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Middle Ages

One of the fun topics we covered this school year was The Middle Ages. The library had a GREAT series of dvds that I was able to request for us to enjoy. They are categorized as grades 4-8, but Nicholas really seemed to learn from them as well as enjoy them. He watched the Knight dvd 3 times! We also used library books to learn about the food, clothing and even the games for children that were popular in this period. The Magic Treehouse series also provided us with some fun reading about castles and knights. Best of all though, Nicholas was able to go to the Renaissance Festival and get a better idea of what life was really like back then!! I had a migraine that day and missed all the fun, but I heard that Nicholas, Sydney and Jeff had a fun time with Bill, Cindy and Matthew. They got to see mock villages, a King's Joust, period costumes, weapons and more!

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