Thursday, 18 November 2010

Middle Ages Lapbook

I got this lapbook from HOAC and I'm really pleased with it. It is choc-a-block with information and you can tell that alot of thought has gone into the graphics.
My daughter loved doing it too as it is such an interesting time period to study with lots of craft activites to go along with it.

The front cover is done by writing calligraphy as the monks did, but not having any velum lying around we had to make do with tea dyed paper, although it took nearly as long as the velum to dry out ;o)

Below is all about the knight, from his armour to a scroll about his codes of chivalry.

The first full flap below is sort of an introduction to the Middle Ages with high and late Middle Ages flaps and dates for the Medieval time period on the visor of the helmet.

The right hand side below is about the knights tournaments and parts of a castle.
Below is the late Middle Ages flap but the phot has got out of sequence ;o)
Below is the back of the first full flap and contains information on the Black Death, declining population and reasons for low population; the latter was an extra added in because there was just so many reasons as you can see from the photo below!
The next two photos of the top flap is about Medieval foods, Common Life, The Feudal system and a Society Pyramid.

Below is the back of the top flap and contains information on Charlemagne, Duties of the Parish Priest and The Rights of the Magna Carta.

The base of the lapbook contains more information on the knight's life such as Weaponary, Becoming a knight and their responsibilities and the Crusades. My daughter laid it out so that when the bottom and top flaps were open, the entire base of the lapbook would be about knights
leaving the flaps for information about the peasants and general life during the Middle Ages.

Below is a photo of our Motte and Bailey Castle, the blue bit in the corner is a pond that my daughter added. The instructions for this can be found here.

Below are the practice sheets of calligraphy my daughter used before writing the front cover and menu.
Belkow is the menu, complete with some recipes from the lapbook and rather surprisingly they tasted really good. We did extras though just incase but we didn't need them (again on tea dyed paper).

Below are photos of the shields we made, all of which come from my husband's family name (Scottish names are so much easier to research than English ones).

A list of programmes and films watched and additional books read to follow in next post as I think this one has been long enough :o)

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