Crash Course in Medieval England
For the past 1500 years, people have wondered about what life was like in Medieval England! For the past 3 years, Mr. McCartney has taught it! Now is your chance to get the full experience in just two weeks! You’ll get the chance to learn about life in the past but, more importantly, experience it. You’ll learn about castles … and build one! Listen to medieval music and craft a hurdy-gurdy! View illuminated manuscripts and try calligraphy Study medieval cuisine and prepare it! Choose your own adventures as you explore the medieval landscape! This hands-on approach to history will include some reading and film-watching but also a great deal of work making, trying, exploring and even tasting! Hopefully joined by guest lecturers, this course will be a fun introduction to the medieval period and to project-based learning
Prerequisites: An interest in the period and a desire to learn more (students from previous medieval history classes are welcome to join and help to teach!). Students must also be able to tolerate Mr. McCartney’s long-winded and circumlocutious answers to seemingly simple questions. The class may require some (fun and light [I swear]) pre-reading.