Wednesday at Group Learning we continued with our topic of Medieval Times. The kids made mini catapults
We watched some of the movie The Kingdom of Heaven and discussed the historical accuracies and inaccuracies of the film. And I enjoyed looking at Liam Neeson and Orlando Bloom ( they are kinda cute. 🙂 ).
We read and talked about the Crusades – a definition, the different crusades, the Albigensian heresy.
I then had the teens break into two groups – Muslims and Crusaders.We formed a Muslim-Crusader Dating Service. Each group had to think of positive attributes of their group and of ways to put a positive spin on any negative attributes. I provided books for research…
Then, they made posters – trying to get the other group to date them!
There was a lot of fun and chatter and I hope the kids had a good time, while learning about the Crusades.
And the boomerangs? They were yesterday’s activity.
Alexander is reading through a Physics textbook and I like to add in hands on stuff for everyone to do. I found the boomerang activity in the book Teaching Physics With Toys.