Sunday, August 02, 2009

Medieval Unit


My son loves to study about knights, castles, and anything medieval! He loves to dress up and play soldier, knight, kings...you name it!  He loves to study about the Middle Ages, and there are really lots of choices when determining what to study. It can be a little overwhelming because there is so much out there. You really have to explore and find what's right for you. Here are some thoughts about the Middle Ages.  

Get Started!
If you're wondering where to start...try Lesson Pathways! This site is great. If you go to History, year 4, it totally explores Medieval times, kings, knights, and more. These "pathways" give you everything you need to make your own unit, or supplement your existing curriculum. The topics are broken down and ordered by weeks to help you plan. Even if you decide not to use the pathways, you could use it as a sequence guide. 

Medieval Life- easy to navigate site...your child can explore each section and learn what is would be like growing up in the middle ages. 

Check out Mr. Donn's medieval resources! Great stuff!


Homeschool Share has book lists, free lapbook printables, and more!

Crafts!


Magic Wand Bookmark

Field Trips

  • Medieval Times Dinner/Theater-If you don't have one near you...make your own at home!
  • Fencing Lessons
  • Check your area for Medieval festivals or fairs
  • Local historic places sometimes have Medieval themes activities
Books


Hope you find something useful!

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