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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!

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