Medieval Day

Medieval Day

Medieval Topics –

Year Levels 5- 9 (for best effect intersperse Active, Passive & Interactive!)

1. The Tournament

Knights and feudalism were the backbone of medieval society.
Students train as squires, and take on a fighter (with medieval
style blunted training weapons).

Requires open activity area (hall, gymn, oval.)

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8. Archery

The rise of the archer from peasant hunter to professional
soldier. Blunted arrows & rubber targets.

Requires a secure area of open space, or a gymnasium or hall.
(Maximum of 32 students!)

2. Weapons & Armour

1,000 years of medieval history through its changing military
technology and politics. (Props and role-plays.)

Requires classroom.

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9. Heraldry

What it was it for, how it worked, and relevance today. Students
design a meaningful coat of arms.

Requires IWB or Data Projector.

3. Crime & Punishment

A survey of customs, laws and sciences; using role-plays,
stocks, whips and torture instruments.

Requires classroom with IWB, Data Projector or DVD.

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10. Three Medieval Cultures

Compares the lives of nobles and peasants in Latin (European),
Muslim and Japanese cultures. Includes elements of the two topics below – Medieval Japan and Muslims in the Middle Ages – in a comparative discussion.

Requires classroom with IWB or Data Projector.

4. The Troubadours

The multi-media news and education channel of the medieval
period. (Students learn some juggling. )

Requires classroom with IWB, Data Projector or DVD.

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11. Medieval Japan
(Passive) – see 10 above

Why the Japanese also came up with medieval concepts of
feudalism, law, heraldry, even romance .

Requires classroom with IWB or Data Projector.

5. The Role of Dance

Explores the role of dancing in the life of peasants and nobles:
from simple exercise, to better jobs, to advantageous marriage.
(Students learn simple dances.)

Requires activity room and CD player.

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12. Muslims in the Middle Ages
(Passive) – see 10

Medieval Europe faced an Islam in it’s ‘Classical’ expansionist
stage. A very different culture, with much to offer, and much
to fear .

Requires classroom with IWB or Data Projector.

6. Fashion & Dress

Tracing social development using the clothing. Technology,
trade, social status and sumptuary laws. (Role-plays and dress

Requires classroom (long periods a Data projector.)

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13. Trade & Travel

The Dark Ages was all about isolation and ignorance, but the
Medieval period slowly developed into a Renaissance that changed
the entire world.

Requires classroom with IWB or Data Projector.

7. Education and Games

Living & learning in a non-literate society. Who gets
what jobs, and why?

Requires a secure area of open space, or a gymnasium or hall.
(Maximum of 32 students!)

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14. The Status of Women

Women had much higher status under Germanic laws than after the
re-introduction of Roman law. Challenges students’ notions of
history as ‘linear’.

Requires classroom with IWB or Data Projector.

Booking Form – Medieval Day

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About your Medieval Day

The following information will be discussed with you to formulate a tailor-made Incursion for your school.

How much time do you have available for this incursion?
Full Day (9.00 – 3.30 approx)
Morning (9.00 – 1.00 approx)
Afternoon (11.00 – 3.30 approx)

We will work with you to ensure your activities are appropriate to your time and budget considerations, however, please indicate the sessions you might be interested in. Keep in mind that a mix of Active (A) or Passive (P) sessions avoids boredom or hyperactivity. A detailed description of each activity is available on our website.

Tournament (A)
Weapons & Armour (P)
Crime & Punishment (P)
Troubadours (A)
The Role of Dance (A)
Archery (A)
Education & Games (A)
Fashion & Dress (P)
Heraldry (P)
3 Cultures: Muslim, Latin, Japan (P)
Medieval Japan (P)
The Muslim World (P)
Trade & Travel (P)
The Status of Women (P)
The following sessions are available, but need to be organised separately.
Brass Rubbing (P)
Blacksmithing (A)
Cancellation and Change of Booking Policy

Sometimes schools need to make changes to their booking. We offer different options to assist with this.

  • Reduce the required number of presenters – no charge
  • Reschedule date of incursion – no charge
  • Cancellation at more than one weeks notice – no charge
  • Cancellation with less than one weeks notice will incur a 10% fee.

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