As part of our Classical Conversations Cycle 2 curriculum, we’ve been studying and completing a variety of activities about the Medieval Period. We learned about Medieval European geography, memorizing many of the countries, cities, and geographical features along with the corresponding history we were studying. We completed a lapbook using Homeschool Share’s free lapbooking units. We used the Knights and Castles Lapbook unit, as well as many of the items from the more advanced Castle Diary lapbook.
Then we posted all of our memory work on our timeline (the following is just a snippet of the medieval portion of our timeline):
Stephen insisted that we also complete Homeschoolshare’s Plague Lapbook, since it was quite a bit of information just by itself. It was very fascinating to find out why the Plague doctors dressed up as birds. We decided to watch Tale of Despereaux with its theme of chivalry and honor, and then we declared a Soup Day, which turned out to be a pretty comical ordeal.
As we closed out the unit, the boys received a Lego Kingdoms Set as a reward for their hard work! They built the Outpost Attack, which includes a catapult. You can imagine the thrill of setting off a catapult over and over and over…