Medieval Life Eyewitness Workbook
Topics include the Medieval World and Society, Castles, Manor life, the Catholic Church, Monastic life, Medieval towns, and Trades and Guilds. Catholicism is covered from a historical perspective.
Some subjects are too interesting to be left at school! Carry on your love of history at home with Medieval Life, an activity-packed exploration of life in the Middle Ages.
Divided into sections, the book starts with fast facts on topics including castles and knights, running a manor, feudalism, monastic life, and the church; and ends with charts of famous medieval people and rulers. Using this information, you can complete the puzzles in the main part of the book, plus there are hands-on activities such as designing your own shield using heraldry, making a “stained glass” window, and playing the medieval game of Fox and Geese. Finally, test your newfound knowledge with the quick quizzes (with answers supplied). You can keep track of your achievements throughout with a star chart to fill in every time you finish a page.
Note to parents: The Eyewitness Workbooks series is devised and written with the expert advice of educational and reading consultants and is designed to appeal to children ages 8 years and up. First published in 2007-2009, this series has been fully revised and updated for 2020.
There is a lot to love about the fascinating DK Eyewitness books, with fun activities and quick quizzes! Beginning with Fast Facts which provide an overview as well as key facts, the book transitions to activity pages which review the fact pages. Activities vary. Examples of activities include matching, drawing, fill in the blank exercises, map labeling, or a hands-on activity. Colorfully illustrated. Color-in progress chart, Parent Notes, and Answers are included. This series provides an excellent topical review to add to your history fun, and may work well as a summer or winter break review. Not reproducible. 48 pgs, pb. ~Deanne