BC: A Bear is Behind You! By: Rina Hollinger and Lindsey Howorth | We still gamble today! -Gamble Guy I need to invent a time machine! - The crazy scientist I wonder if the jesters are scary or funny? -Guy that lives in the USA This makes me feel like we are entertained by electronics these days....what happened to hide and seek? -Electronic Dude
FC: A Bear is Behind You! | By: Rina Hollinger and Lindsey Howorth
1: A Bear is Behind You!
2: This is ten year old Elizabeth. She lived in the Middle Ages in Medieval Europe. Her parents were nobles that helped serve the king. While they were busy working she had to find entertainment.
3: When Elizabeth's parents weren't busy, they would go to all the street festivals. At the festivals, there was food, games, and well, entertainers.
4: What made the festivals so cool were the different entertainers walking around. Elizabeth always tried juggling when the jugglers came around but, she usually didn't succeed.The stilt walkers were her favorite. The dancing bears were pretty cool too, but she was afraid of them.
5: Elizabeth and her mother would go to the theater and see the dramas and plays. There were religious plays and medieval dramas. The religious plays taught about different beliefs and cultures around them.
6: When people would write the play and dramas, others would take them and put them in book form. It's kind of like our modern day Playbills.
7: Since Elizabeth's parents were nobles, they would be around the castle a lot. Most of the time Elizabeth went with them. Her parents would pay for castle entertainers.
8: A minstrel would come and play music for Elizabeth. She would dance around while the music was played. Her parents wanted to make sure that she was always in a good mood too, so they payed jesters to come to the castle and make her laugh.
9: The men in the castle liked to gamble. They also played an early version of hockey. While the men would have fun, the women would sit together and share stories.
10: Not many children were nobles, so sometimes Elizabeth would play with the peasants. She didn't see them very often because they had little free time.
11: All children liked to invent games. For example, "Hide and Seek." The same game children play today! Elizabeth and the young girls would play with dolls and miniature horses.
12: At night, Elizabeth would see the peasant families sitting together. They would tell stories or read from small books. We still tell some of the same stories told then.
13: Elizabeth was never bored. She always had something to do. When she grew up to be a mature noblewoman, Elizabeth realized that she was very lucky to have what she did.
14: Elizabeth was literally surrounded by entertainment.
15: Works Cited Bogucki, Peter. "Entertainment in Medieval Europe." Ancient and Medieval History Online. Facts on File, 2011. Web. Oct.-Nov. 2011.