Great Medieval Projects You Can Build Yourself by


Great Medieval Projects You Can Build Yourself by

History comes to life in this interactive guide to the Middle Ages, which explores the fascinating period leading up to the Renaissanceincluding siege warfare, markets and fairs, medieval medicine, and the feudal systemthrough numerous hands-on activities. From monastic life and castle living to the Crusades and the Plague, each section provides a vivid glimpse into the daily life of medieval Europeans and ends with one or more fun activities. With little adult supervision and common household objects, children can experience the Middle Ages firsthand by participating in more than 30 projectssuch as building a marshmallow cannon, a reliquary, or juggling sticks. Recipes and instructions for creating a medieval feast fit for a king are included, providing kids with an opportunity to step into character and sample traditional fare such as pokerounce, potage, and (nonalcoholic) mead.


Projects include making a trebuchet, marshmallow cannon, some period recipes, and a thatched roof. The material is well written and interesting ... The directions for the projects are easy to follow ... a useful text. School Library JournalMuch more than just an activity guide; we were fascinated by the amount of information presented in its pages... Older children will be able to complete these [projects] with minimal oversight from parents. Homeschooling Today This well written guide to medieval life not only teaches about the Middle Ages, but includes easy to do, interesting, and educational projects that illuminate each subject... There is plenty of good history, easy to read, and sneakily educational. Sacramento Book Review

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1st September 2008



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