FC: Castles By: Sierra Wlazelek
1: Castles | By: Sierra Wlazelek | - Castle
2: There was once a family in medieval times. They were an ordinary family living in a castle working for their shelter, food, and money. | -Peasants working in the town.
3: The family was made up of 4 people. Father, David, mother, Victoria, daughter, Sophia, and son, Max. They were all living together in cramped spaces and cold rooms. When people lived in castles back then the rooms were very small considering the fact that there were so many people living in one castle, and people you knew nothing about.
4: Everyday the family would get up and get to work, and they had to pay the owner of the castle, so they all worked as best as they could. They were becoming ill though. They would soon have to get some money or they would not be able to survive. | -Peasant working on farm -Castle in the background
5: The family was becoming sicker and sicker by the days father and Sophia were so sick that they had to stay home. It was up to mother and Max to make the money and bring the food home. They knew that they weren't going to make it. | -Castle Feast
6: So mother and Max woke up and went to start the day. Max had started a new job. Mother worked in the field and max took a job as a serf. This was a great job because in return for being a serf, they got more rights, and more money. | -Peasant
7: Max was one of the best serfs that the ruler had ever seen so in return for his great work the ruler decided to give him a raise. The family had enough money to pay off rent and get the proper medicine for father and Sophia. | -Castle
8: So the family lived a happy life from then on and never had to worry about not being able to pay their rent. | The family even saved up enough money to buy a castle of their own. | -Castle
9: Additional Information | Definition of Serf- A member of the lowest feudal class, attached to the land owned by a lord and required to perform labor in return for certain legal or customary rights. | - Rulers were tough -had to pay rent to live in castle -had to work for money most of the day. -Not much food supplied -Had to live with a bunch of people you didn't know. Peasant- Unsophisticated uneducated person.
10: De, Lescazes Carlos Paluzie. Castles of Europe. Barcelona: E.G.C.S.A., 1981. Print. Gravett, Christopher, and Geoff Dann. Castle. London: Dorling Kindersley, 1994. Print. Hindley, Judy, and Toni Goffe. The Time Traveller Book of Knights and Castles. London: Usborne, 1976. Print. | Bibliography
11: Sierra Wlazelek is a 7th grader at Eyer Middle School. She loves Music and being outside.