Goodspeed Grade 8! I trust this note finds you all in good spirits and health. From what I have seen, you have been advancing well in your studies of Medieval literature and life. As you have immersed yourselves in the Middle Ages, you have eaten some of their food, played their games, acted in their plays, made their wares, dressed in their garb, listened to their music, and read their poetry. Today you will continue your journey….
Learning a new game
What game are Aaron and Kyle playing? Visit this website. http://www.jamesadamshistoricenterprises.com/treasuretrove/gameschessninemensmorris.html
Could Beowulf have played this game? How did you come to this conclusion? What else did you learn about this game?
Rehearsing “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”
Would our actors be acceptable for our play in the Middle Ages? Visit this website. http://medievaleurope.mrdonn.org/plays.html
How are the actors in morality plays different than those in mystery and miracle plays?
Doll artisans at work for the fair
Read this page. http://medievaleurope.mrdonn.org/tradefairs.html
How will our fair be the same as an authentic Medieval Fair? How will it be different? List as many similarities and differences as you can.
A Medieval Castle
Perhaps Herot Hall looked something like this. (Does anyone know where I got this picture?) Visit this site. http://medievaleurope.mrdonn.org/literature.html
What epic poem was written after Beowulf? How many years lapsed between the two poems? What was this poem about?
The Middle Ages were an age of exploration as well. Keep up your own quest for knowledge. Visit these websites:
Find out how the people of the time lived. In a comment on this post, share at least five new ideas/facts you’ve discovered in your search. Teach me something I don’t know!
Have fun and learn lots!
We would be most happy to have visitors other than Grade 8 students enjoy our webquest as well!