This weeks' workshop activities:
1. Craft – Miniature Castle Models
2. Key Points – World Castles
3. Collaborative – Castle Architecture
4. Writing - Heteronyms
5. Math/Logic - Auction
6. Character Connection – Hero's Cycle: Attainment/Return in Triumph
7. Big Activity – Castle Building
8. Movement – Raid the Castle
Quests to do at home:
Identify the architecture styles of various castles.
Research King Arthur. Did he really exist, or is he only fairy tale? Explain your opinion in your journal.
The medieval times are often called the Dark Ages. Why? Could we have dark ages again? Why or why not? Write your thoughts in your Journal.
Discover more about Hogwarts architecture here:
Do some online trebuchet activities: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lostempires/trebuchet/
Do some online jousting: http://www.tudorbritain.org/joust/index.asp
Make a coat of arms:
Play a heraldry game: http://www.yourchildlearns.com/heraldrygame/index.html
Compare different types of residences. Make an attribute chart to compare the different qualities of the structures.
Other miniature castles ideas:
Use cardboard, sugar cubes, or ice blocks.
http://www.yourchildlearns.com/castle.htm Label the castle parts.
Locate castles on six continents.
Do a Voldemort logic puzzle: http://www.sporcle.com/blog/find-voldemort-harry-potter-logic-puzzle/
Have the students create a floor plan of Hogwarts or another castle: https://www.teachervision.com/harry-potter/lesson-plan/2696.html
Read an English pronunciation poem: http://www.learnenglish.de/pronunciation/pronunciationpoem.html
Create a Medieval marketplace, complete with guilds.
Translate some olde English language.
Write a modern-day legend.
Explain the system of Royalty in medieval times.
Play some traditional Medieval games such as:
Bocce ball -- played with croquet balls.
Sheep throw -- participants grab a stuffed sheep by the legs and try to throw him over their shoulders and through the goalposts.
Archery -- use rubber-tipped arrows or rubber-band and q-tips.
Lance throw -- use pool noodles.
Ball toss -- use plastic cups to catch balls.
Hold a “Medieval Day” with activities such as:
Make and eat some Medieval food