Medieval history doesn’t have to be boring! In a time of knights, kings, monks, and hard working peasants there is really no need for your children to feel that medieval England was anything but interesting.
Time Capsule: Medieval England Unit Study
We are loving history this year, folks. In addition to our Horrible Histories, various history games, and History Unboxed we have now added the Time Capsule: Medieval England Unit Study to our learning agenda! Our son is thrilled as he’s become a major history buff. When we find resources that combine hands on history with read alouds, and awesome day in the life activities from people in historic time periods…we are happy campers! So far, as medieval England peasants, we have learned how peasants dressed, how to make oil lamps, how to make a peasant porridge called frumenty, the feudal system, how to make a model house with wattle and daub, and hammer throwing! We’ve also learned that peasants may have only bathed twice in their lifetime…
You’re probably wondering why we are pretending to be medieval England peasants?
“For the next two weeks, you will pretend to be a peasant living in medieval England. You will get to experience some of the hardships and work that a peasant would have experienced..”
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Involve Your Child in Medieval England History
The Time Capsule: Medieval England is a history based unit study in which your child will spend two weeks experiencing life as a peasant, tradesman or tradeswoman, knight or lady in waiting, monk or nun, baron or baroness, and a king or queen. How awesome is that! Your child doesn’t just get to read about history, they get to live it!
Involve your child in the daily life of the time period…
- wear the clothes
- eat the food
- perform the jobs
- discover the history
- act out various characters
- hear the music and the speech
- learn about the geography
- read about the people
“Most peasants were farmers and as such, much of their food came from fields and gardens which they cared for themselves.”
This book is jam packed with over 300 pages for a 12-week study of medieval history. Or, if you prefer, you can take a slower pace and make the lessons last even longer!
This resource has it all…
- Social Studies
- and Photography!
“Before the fall of the Roman Empire, people often made candles using olive oil. In the beginning of the Middle Ages, however, olive oil became scarce. People began making candles by melting animal fat and pouring it into a mold. They used rushes (a thin type of grass) to make wicks.”
Our homemade oil lamp burned for over 4 hours!
Medieval England History Unit Study
Designed for 2nd-8th grade, these lessons will immerse your child in the social hierarchy of feudal England.
“By the time they have completed this study, your child will have spent two weeks each as a peasant, a tradesman or a tradeswoman, a knight or a lady-in-waiting, a monk or nun, a baron or a baroness, and a king or queen. Your child won’t only learn about the feudal system they will live it!”
This Unit Study is perfect for homeschool moms who want everything at their finger tips and for kids who love hands on learning! Detailed lesson plans are provided for each activity, including materials lists and step-by-step instructions for preparation as well as the steps necessary for teaching each lesson – making teacher preparation quick and painless!
If you’re looking for an engaging history resource for your child, I highly recommend Time Capsule: Medieval England.