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The Castle

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Describes daily life in the castles of Europe from the years A.D. 500 to 1500.

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20 Exciting Plays for Medieval History

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Events drawn from the Byzantine Golden Age through the reign of Elizabeth I are presented as dramatizations. Designed primarily for class readings of 10-15 minutes.

20 Exciting Plays for Medieval History

Clothes and Crafts in the Middle Ages

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The Middle Ages was a historical period in Europe that lasted from A.D. 476 to 1492. People of that time made their clothes and crafts from local materials, such as wool, leather, wood, clay, and iron. Skilled artisans also wove intricate tapestries, decorated manuscripts with illuminated drawings, built cathedrals and palaces from stone and marble, painted frescoes on plaster, and styled beautiful clothing and jewelry. Come along on an archaeological journey and learn amazing facts about the Middle Ages.

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Teaching the Middle Ages with Magnificent Art Masterpieces

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In this innovative approach to teaching history, students step into the medieval world of a knight, a carpenter, a scribe, and a duchess with the help of four art masterpieces, including a tapestry, a stained glass window, and an illuminated manuscript. Each art poster is accompanied by a reproducible story that introduces one of the figures from the artwork and a reproducible journal that details the life and times of that character.

Teaching the Middle Ages with Magnificent Art Masterpieces

The Middle Ages

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This fact-filled book focuses on the Middle Ages of Europe--the era of great castles, the crusades, ocean travel and invention. Each page features richly detailed artwork which gives clear and accurate representations of the tools, weapons, clothing, and other artifacts of everyday life in the Middle Ages.

The Middle Ages

The Middle Ages: An Illustrated History

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A brisk narrative of battles and plagues, monastic orders, heroic women, and knights-errant, barbaric tortures and tender romance, intrigue, scandals, and conquest, The Middle Ages: An Illustrated History mixes a spirited and entertaining writing style with exquisite, thorough scholarship. Barbara A. Hanawalt, a renowned medievalist, launches her story with the often violent amalgamation of Roman, Christian, and Germanic cultures following the destruction and pillaging of the crown jewel of the Roman Empire, the great city of Rome.

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The Middle Ages: An Illustrated History

A Medieval Cathedral

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presents the ingenious, devoted, and indefatigable builders who perfected the medieval cathedral as a stone prayer to God and a place of community pride. Though again treading on the heels of David Macaulay, MacDonald and James hold their own, pointing out the religious significance of a bishop's seat, describing pilgrims' routes to other cathedrals, depicting the daily life of both workers and the religious community, and showing the variety of arts and crafts necessary to construction.

A Medieval Cathedral

A Medieval Castle

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Step inside a medieval castle and discover for yourself what it was like to live and work inside its massive walls. Superb illustrations and thoroughly researched information provide a vivid and intimate look at every aspect of castle life. You will see the craftsmen and builders at work, witness a great dinner in the main hall, learn about the life of the lord and lady, learn how a page became a knight, and more.

A Medieval Castle

The Middle Ages: A Watts Guide for Children

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A guide to the Middle Ages, discussing events, people, and practices around the world from 500 to 1500.

The Middle Ages: A Watts Guide for Children

Crusades: The Struggle for the Holy Lands

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A history of the Crusades, the series of wars fought by knights to defend Christianity in the Holy Land.

Crusades: The Struggle for the Holy Lands

Women in Medieval Times

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The Other Half of History explores an aspect of history that is often overlooked - the history of women.

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IG990L
Women in Medieval Times

Medieval Knights

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Colorful illustrations complete with plastic overlays explore the armor, weaponry, and war-horses used by knights during the medieval period, as well as the code of chivalry, the crusades, and other important aspects of life in the Middle Ages."

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Clothes of the Medieval World

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"Clothes of the Medieval World" looks at how fashions changed as trade, travel, and inventions opened societies to new influences and a greater choice of fabrics and styles. From stately royal robes to simple tunics and leggings, stunning detailed artwork on every page recreates the clothes worn in medieval time.

Clothes of the Medieval World

Charlotte's Web

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Wilbur is the runt of a litter born to a pig on the farm of Fern Arable's father. When it is announced that her father is going to kill the pig, Fern rushes forth to save it, asking of her father: "If I had been very small at birth, would you have killed me?" Her father spares the pig, but only if Fern agrees to care for it. Falling in love immediately with the little pig, she feeds him regularly with a bottle, and names him Wilbur.

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A Caldecott Celebration

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To celebrate the seventieth anniversary of the Caldecott Medal and another decade of award-winning picture books, noted children’s book historian Leonard S. Marcus has updated this absorbing and informative picture of the world’s most prestigious illustration award and seven of its acclaimed winners: Robert McCloskey, Marcia Brown, Maurice Sendak, William Steig, Chris Van Allsburg, David Wiesner, and now Mordicai Gerstein.

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