Katie and I started Story of the World Volume 2 this summer, and are now finishing up the middle ages. Here’s what we have been doing.
We read Sid Fleischman’s The Whipping Boy and Margauerite de Angeli’s The Door in the Wall. Here’s a great link to lots of activities to go along with The Door in the Wall. You can also go to EdHelper.com and Homeschoolshare.com for tons of ideas to go along with The Whipping Boy.
We’re using Story of the World Volume 2. We also used the Library Video Company’s “Life in the Middle Ages DVD series which we borrowed from our local library. My daughter loved these videos and I think they really helped bring this period of history to life for her. This link takes you to teacher guides for each of the videos. You can use the information in your unit studies and use the titles to see if the DVDs are available in your library system.
Other resources we are using for history:
We made a medieval castle and Katie used it today for her Classical Conversations presentation. She was supposed to tell how to do or make something. We loosely followed the directions on this site. We did not use all of the templates. Instead, we used a cardboard box (or parts of it) to make the castle larger. This also required us to use paper towel rolls instead of toilet paper rolls for the towers and to add a thick poster board base. Katie added people to make it more realistic, and she plans to paint the white base blue to look like a moat.
Here’s a link to tons of other arts and craft projects for your Middle Ages study.
Just for Fun
While we were in Myrtle Beach for work, we visited Medieval Times. Medieval Times is a dinner show that allows the audience to participate by cheering for their knight.
Medieval Times was a great way to wrap up our Middle Ages unit. Renaissance, here we come!