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Middle Ages Projects
The Tower of London
If you're a teacher, parent, or day camp counselor thinking of spending
a week or so on the Middle Ages, here's some ideas other people have
Costumes: For girls, a long loose colored dress (to her ankles),
with another long dress or robe over it, belted at the waist. She might
carry a small bag, keys, and a knife hanging from her belt. She could
wear leather boots, or sandals. For boys, a big colored T-shirt (it
should reach to his knees), belted at the waist, with colored tights
under it, and leather shoes or boots (not sneakers). Both boys and girls
might wear a wool cloak with a hood, if it was cold.
Food: In the Middle Ages, a feast generally meant roasted
meat – you might settle for roasted chicken, unless you are prepared
to roast a pig. With it, you could have barley bread, or a round French
country bread, and grilled or stewed vegetables – leeks, onions,
parsnips, and turnips especially. Turnips sliced thin and fried like
potato chips might go over better, or roasted like baked potatoes. Lentil
soup was also still common. For lunch, people often had thick slices
of bread soaked in olive oil, toasted with garlic or onions and salt.
For dessert, apples (fresh or dried) or pears, or cherries if they were
in season, and maybe a slice of Swiss cheese or nuts.