Medieval Manors & Manners
A double period highly interactive performance program immerses students the Middle Ages with energetic storytelling, skits, vocabulary, manners, and a song.
Students will help solve mystery tales. They'll understand how the feudal system worked, learn about guilds, Knights, outlaws, feasts, nobles, serfs, franklins, marriage, pilgrims, alchemists, & how to catch a unicorn.
Donning quick costumes, some students help act out troubadour guided skits, to show classmates life in the Middle Ages.
Everyone practices feast table manners. “Bloweth not upon thy soupe!
Everyone learns some 13th-century words. "Forsooth" "Fobbing puttock" !!!
All sing the chorus of that medieval hit, “Sumer is Icumen in”
A four-page student activity packet is provided. Plus, a ten-page guide for teachers!
Everyone learns and has fun.
From Serf to Storyteller - a tale within a tale, dramatizing the route, a young serf "owning nothing more than the hunger is his belly" took to become a master troubadour. Students experience feudalism, learn what makes "Franklin," and "Villain." They see what the Lord of a Manor must do to protect serfs from "parcels of rogues." They'll encounter Saint Vitus's dance and solve a riddle.
The Three Dolls - Are they alike? A young king’s head depends on the right answer!
The Poacher - a dilemma tale for students to solve. Who took the baron’s deer & why?
Who is Mightiest? - an ancient Russian fable of an arranged marriage turned around
The Loathly Lady - a Chaucerian tale adapted for sixth graders with a dramatic choice.
Gawain and The Green Knight - a classic Arthurian legend of adventure and honesty.