Children and Games in the Middle Ages

Children and Games in the Middle Ages


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In the Middle Ages, a family’s position in society determined where children lived, what type of education they received, and what games they played. This colorful new book features beautiful artwork that helps show how children spent their days in medieval times.
Topics include:
• the importance of family
• a carefree life for young children up to the age of seven
• homemade toys
• indoor games including chess, backgammon, and cards
• outdoor activities including hunting, horseback riding, and archery
• growing up a peasant
• children in town
• apprenticeships for older children
• noble boys learning how to become a knight
• noble girls learning how a lady runs a household
• clothing and hygiene
• education according to sex and status
• religion and a child’s moral upbringing
• holidays
• community fun at markets and fairs
Teacher’s guide available.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780778713814
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date: 04/01/2004
Series: Medieval World Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: IG1110L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 11 Years

Table of Contents

Medieval Families4
Toys and Games8
Having Fun10
Peasant Children12
Children in Towns14
Becoming a Knight16
Becoming a Lady18
Keeping Clean22
The Church26
Markets, Fairs, and Festivals30
Glossary and Index32

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