HUZZAH! Our QUEST to make a castle has been accomplished.
Step inside and see what a real Medieval Castle looked like.
The beginning stages: a "Genius Hour" collaborative activity.
"We need some battlements."
"Let's use index cards."
Every castle needs a "dungin." Especially after reading You Wouldn't Want to Be in a Medieval Dungeon!
We also do math.
Let there be light, as in torches, chandeliers, and rose windows.
More finishing touches: flags and a throne room fit for a King and a Queen.
What an engineering task we tackled.
Education at its best and all the things we strive for at Seabury School:
- hands-on learning
- critical thinking
- real life play
- student led inquiry-based instruction
- What does our castle need?
- How can we make battlements/a portcullis/an armory etc.?
- Where did the people sleep?
- Can we make a working drawing bridge?
- What did real tapestries look like?
- What should we put in our treasure box?
- What did they put on their flags?
- People had dogs in the Middle Ages. Can we make a dog? (of course!) How?
- What else do we need?!
And it all started with some boxes...