Columns and Vases and Masks, Oh My!

The Ancient Greeks! A group of people who held a civilization for around 350 years, thousands of years ago! The ancient Greek people lived on the Balkan Peninsula and the surrounding islands on the continent of Europe. They were very well known for many things, but today we are...

Norse Myths and Legends: Where Thor Came From!

The Vikings had their own belief system about where the world came from and what the world was. Today, we refer to that system as Norse Mythology, or the legends that the Vikings believed in! When learning about what the Vikings believed in, it is important to know that...

Fierce Warriors

As we talked about yesterday, Vikings were a group of people that lived in the now Norse countries. However, we also learned yesterday that the Vikings used their longboats to travel quite a bit! But they didn’t just use these ships for leisurely travel. The also used these ships...

Daily Vikings

When you think about Vikings, what comes to mind? Horned helmets, big axes, and beards? Well, throughout the lessons on Vikings, we will certainly talk about their battle strategies and belief systems, but what about everyday life of Vikings? Where did they live? What did they wear? Where did...

Feathers, Frames, and Fun: Native American Art

Native American art varied just as much as the houses and clothing that that they utilized. But one thing that it had in common was its beauty! Art was often very colorful! Not only was it pretty to look at, but Native American art often served a purpose as...

Clothing and Feathers!

Just like we learned yesterday that not all Native Americans had the same houses, not all Native Americans dressed the same either! The clothing that they wore was made from what they had available to work with, it was designed to be durable and suited to the climate, and...

Those are Some Awesome Houses!

Who lived here in America before Christopher Columbus came over and brought the Europeans? Why, the Native Americans did, of course! The Native Americans were the people who lived here in the American continents originally. Sometimes, they are referred to as Indians, and this is because when Columbus first...

Medieval Books Weren’t just for Looks!

Medieval books were more than just stories and words on a page. Medieval books were an art form! Books during the Middle Ages had to copied by hand! Think of your favorite book? How many pages is it? Now imagine that the only way to get a copy of...

Knights Make the Ages Dark!

Aside from the King, some of the most important people in the Middle Ages were his soldiers, the knights! Knights were the people in armor who were called to defend their king’s castle or attack their enemy’s castle. They usually had a sword, and if they were leaving the...

Is a Castle Worth the Hassle?

The Middle Ages! A time full of knights, kings, battles, armor, and CASTLES!! Who hasn’t wished for their own castle before? They’re essentially giant forts with really awesome stuff to do inside! During Medieval times, also known as the Dark Ages, the castle was the home of the king....
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