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S: Castles Through Time

FC: Castles Through Time | By: Kat Dumas and Cassidy Garner

1: Castles Through Time | By: Kat Dumas and Cassidy Garner

2: Eyer Middle School | 2011 | By:Kat Dumas and Cassidy Garner | Published by:Kat Dumas and Cassidy Garner

3: When you think about castles, what comes to mind? Kings, queens, dragons? Castles were a huge deal in Europe. They are buildings where the lord and the lady lived. Castles were made out of stone to protect the family from attacks. When attacks occured the highest room would be where the family fled to. The army would then go to the roof where there were weapons to attack back with.

4: 600 B.C | In 600 B.C castles were made by reeds, mud, and stone. It was made as a small group of houses surrounded by guards and barriers. There was rarely a moat around the castle but when there was one it was used for protection.

5: Middle Ages | Castles during the middle ages were made out of stone for protection during war. The castles were not just made for war but for beauty.

6: 100 A.D | Castles made in 100 A.D were made by stone and cement with walls surrounded by thorn bushes. These are the ones you would normally find in medieval Europe.

7: 250 A.D | By 250 A.D, castles became homes and were teared down and rebuilt as homes for the lord and lady. The lord and lady would change the name "castle" to palace during this time.

8: 1346 AD. | During this time the first cannon ever shot was shot in an open field and hit a castle. This started the Battle of Crecy and lasted 100 years against France and England Changes were then made to the castle to insure stronger castles.

9: Castles today | Castles now have died down much but some still remain intact. some castles in Great Britain like The Royal Castle in Windsor is still in tact because it is owned by a family but some castles has been teared down by war or time. Castles today as homes are known as mansions and castles are not used as the word home but as history.

10: Journal Entry | January 24, 150 War has started near my home town and I fear that they will take over the castle. Father said I have nothing to worry about but sadly I heard father say that he got a letter from the French as a death threat that they will be here soon to take over the castle. Everyday I fear this is my last journal entry but I guess I can only hope for the best. Sincerely, Marina

11: Bibliography | Clements, Gillian. The Truth about Castles. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda, 1990. Print. Harris, Nicholas, and Peter Dennis. Castles through Time. New York: PowerKids, 2009. Print. Sheehan, Sean, and Peter Dennis. Castles. North Mankato, MN: Smart Apple Media, 2005. Print.

12: About the Authors | Kat Dumas | Cassidy Garner | Kat is a seventh grader at Eyer Middle School and she loves to play sports. | Cassidy is a seventh grader at Eyer Middle School and she loves to play guitar.

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