So, I introduced B. to an overall picture of the Middle Ages on Monday. I used several powerpoint presentations I found online, a few books from the library and the Story of the World chapters 1 and 2 audio. I briefly described the feudal system and the importance of the church during that time period. He freehand drew his first map of the Mediterranean/European continent. Then I introduced him to Beowulf. Since yesterday, Tuesday, was one of my days to recoup from emotional exhaustion, I allowed him to watch the movie Beowulf. What a gory film! He drew a picture of what he thought the “Hall” looked like from listening to the story on Monday. I think for an intro lesson it went okay. I am trying to find ways to come up with m ore fun and creative lessons, but most of the time that means more materials. More materials equals more money. Se Va!
Here are some pics of the work he did for this lesson in his Main Lesson Book: