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FC: How to have fun in Medieval Times! | By: Megan Fenstermacher and Ally Harris Period: 5
1: Dedication Page | Dedicated to Miss. Torpey for being such a great Social Studies teacher!
2: All about our Mixbook | Our Mixbook is about how people lived in Medieval Times. It was obviously a lot of hard work and sweat. But even the lowest-ranking people had some fun too. Read on and enjoy our colorful and fun- filled journey into the past. There are tons of facts, so we hope you learn a lot, and have a good time too!
3: CARNIVALS | The most popular celebration and form of entertainment in medieval times were carnivals. They had jugglers and lots of people. The church didn't like the carnivals, but tried wisely not to stop it. Carnivals mark the end of winter and the beginning of spring.At carnivals they had mummers, acrobats, minstrels,troubadours,and conjurers. Everybody would attend the carnivals. It was a very social event.
4: ARTS AND MUSIC | Arts and music were very popular in medieval times. Churches had bells and organs. Medieval dramas started in the eleventh century.Some of the topics were about The Old Testament and the birth and death of Christ.
5: Jousts and Tournaments | Tournaments were at first just simply battles. They would have practice tournaments before the real tournament. Jousts were normally about having peace or the right to rule. They naturally took place in an open field, sometimes separated by a fence. Two knights on horse back would face off at a distance, armed with a lance, a one handed sword and a small dagger called a rondel.
6: Dancing is very popular now, and it was even popular in the Medieval Tines! Some dances that people used to entertain themselves were the Ductia, the Saltarello, the Istanpita, the Sellingers Round, Black Alman the Black Nag, the Rufty Tufty, etc. Dancing was also a great way to keep warm on cold days. People danced in the center, the Village Green and at local fairs. | Dances
7: Games and Sports | Games and sports were played by upper, lower, and middle classes. They were also played by any age. Some table and board games that were played were chess, shuffleboard, fox and geese (a challenging strategy game) backgammon, and many more. A lot of those games are still played today. Some outdoor sports were wrestling, horseshoes, archery, hammer-throwing, etc.
8: Feasts and Banquets | In the Medieval Times, people in the upper class were entertained with feasts and banquets. Menus for the wealthy were extensive, but small amounts were taken. Guests were shown to their seats after washing their hands. squires set the tables, and the cooks prepared the food. The dishes consisted of many courses. Some popular foods that were served were a jelly, part white and part red: representing the crests of the honored guests, Cream covered with fennel seeds and preserved in sugar, a white cream, cheese in slices, strawberries, and lastly; plums stewed in rose-water.
9: Authors | Megan: Loves basketball, ducks, Italian food, and the color aqua. Crazy and loves to hang with friends! Ally: Loves gymnastics, monkeys, carrots, and the color red. Bubbly and loves to party