Follow the early Christians as they were empowered by the Holy Spirit to continue the work of the Lord. Learn about Europe after the fall of the western
Roman Empire and how the church became a stabilizing force for the people of the Middle Ages. Find out how they lived in a feudalistic society filled with knights, castles, nobles, and peasants. Sample
pease porridge and grow your own herb garden. Learn calligraphy and write a miracle play to be performed at your Medieval Feast where you will serve a meatloaf in the shape of a roast beast.
What are the major history and science topic areas in the Middle Ages unit?
The major history and science topic areas in the Middle Ages are Medieval History and Plants.
What are some highlights from the unit on The Middle Ages?
Studies and activities on: Calligraphy • Reading books about the Middle Ages • Illuminations Art • Reading The Door in the Wall,
by Marguerite De Angeli, the story of a Medieval boy who loses the use of his legs, but discovers a door in the wall • Author's techniques - personification, puns, onomatopoeia, repetition, and
alliteration • Whittling • Understanding handicaps and helping people with special needs • Geography of Great Britain • Planting an herb garden • Working on commonly
misspelled words • Names and their meanings • Tapestries, and art of the Middle Ages • Gregorian Chants and medieval music • Plants and herbs in the Middle Ages and
today • The Black Death • Using herbs in recipes • Putting on the armor of God with Ephesians 6:10-18 • Flowering plants, monocots, and dicots • Fundamentals of
poetry – rhyme, rhythm, meter, imagery, poetry appreciation • Writing poetry • Fundamentals of letter writing • Church of the Middle Ages - its stabilizing influence, growth, and
loss of focus • Gothic and Romanesque architecture • Games and recreation of Medieval times • Feudalism • Tasting the food and learning the customs of the Middle
Ages • Illustrators and the Caldecott Award • Cone-bearing plants • Seed dispersal • Memorizing the books of the Bible • Encouragement Project • Mystery
Plays • How the Bible came to us • Authority and purpose of the Scripture • Medieval trade and merchant guilds • Dissecting a pine cone and flower • Experiments on
germination • Photosynthesis • Timelines • Adjectives, articles, prepositions, and coordinating conjunctions • Interpreting charts on The Feudal States of Europe and Herbs
Grown in a Monastery Garden • Medieval ballads and minstrels • Reading Adam of the Road, by Elizabeth Janet Gray, a story of a Medieval father and son minstrel team who are separated from
one another • Knights, castles, heraldry, and Medieval pilgrimages • The Crusades • Designing and creating your family crest • Interviews in writing • The Ascension
of Jesus, Pentecost, and the Early Christian Church • Medieval Science • Battle of Hastings and William the Conqueror • The Magna Carta • The Domesday Book at
home • Playing the Sword of the Spirit Game • Hosting a medieval banquet with trenchers, dress-up, and roast beast!