Castles, Kings & Other Things

Class # 40   Grades: 4- 5- 6

Class Overview

Have you ever wondered how it was like to live in Britain during the middle ages? This class will take you back to explore how battles were won or lost, how castles were built and learn the devastating facts about the Black Death. We will explore the magical life of King Arthur and Camelot, study what qualities idealized the Medieval Knight such as bravery, courtesy, and honor. We will also learn about falconry and have hands-on experience with fencing, lawn bowling and archery. During your time in this class you will also study Dragonology and design your own castle. You will also get a virtual visit to Wales were you will see the beautiful landscape, learn the Welsh culture and traditions and even learn a little bit of Welsh! The field trips will include a visit to Arms and Armor to see how swords, armor etc. were made, the Raptor Center to learn about Falconry and a visit to Kieran’s restaurant for a taste of British/Irish food.  We will also take a trip to play lawn bowling.

Teachers

Mair Owen

Mair Owen, a native of Wales, Great Britain, is an elementary teacher in the Anoka-Hennepin School District. She has a Master’s degree from Hamline University and also has a Gifted Certificate from Hamline. This is Ms. Owen’s nineteenth year with the Academy.

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