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Subject: Arts: Instruction & How-to

Hands On Crafts for Kids Series 6: Back in Time (cc)

This series takes us back in time, introducing traditional crafts that have been passed on through generations. Kids explore their creativity through crafts and also learn about all types of history and various cultures. Learning takes place through curriculum-based projects that teach an appreciation of various peoples Click for more

7. The Middle Ages: Europe 1100-1450 A.D. (cc)

07. The Middle Ages: Europe 1100-1450 A.D. (cc)

"Recommended. A list of materials appears on the screen and is read by a narrator, then different teachers construct five objects from the Middle Ages, which kids will be thrilled to create: a windmill, a shield, a tournament flag, a shop sign, and a faux marble heraldry journal. Those with restricted budgets may substitute less expensive materials, like cardboard for wood or paper for die-cut foam, realizing these crafts will not have the polished appearance of the originals." -School Library Journal
Five projects that date back to Europe during the Middle Ages. Projects include: Windmill - Water wheels were developed in the 12th century and changed the way work was completed. Battle Shield - Knights represented the feudal system. Metal was boiled in wax to form a shield with an embossed design. Tournament Flag - Events, such as jousting, were held between castles. Flags with the crests of the families or castles were carried to identify the group in tournaments. Heraldry designs identified friends and enemies in battles. Shop Sign - The Middle Ages were the time of the craftsperson. Shop owners developed signs, many embossed wood to identify their craft. To be a citizen you had to be in one of the 21 useful trades. Faux Marble Heraldry Journal - Heraldry developed because knights in armor were difficult to recognize as friend or enemy. Families were identified by their coat of arms. 05/08DE/CC Closed-Captioned PI 30 min.
Also See: Solving the Mystery of the Dark Ages

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