From The Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.

The Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.

For Immediate Release

Contact: Stephanie Drummonds

513-403-3301 media@sca.org

Uncovering the Mysteries of Medieval Times

Are you a 4th-6th grade history teacher or home school instructor looking for a way to instill your love of the past into your students? Do you want to show them that there is a lot more to history than just lists of names and dates? Do you want to help them understand the nuts and bolts of everyday life in the Middle Ages, and why studying history can help them to better understand our own modern society?

The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) shares this desire, and has a way to help. The SCA is an international not for profit organization devoted to bringing the Middle Ages and Renaissance to life through research and re-enactment. Our members employ their knowledge and love of history to enrich their own lives and the lives of others. With over 100,000 participants worldwide, the SCA is one of largest living history societies in the world.

To further that end, and to help create a love of history and desire to learn in elementary and middle school age students, the SCA is offering a curriculum to 4th through 6th grade teachers and home school instructors which will aid them and their students in ‘Uncovering the Mysteries of Medieval Times!” Designed by Monica Ionis, an experienced and highly qualified teacher with a degree in Child Development, and California Multiple Subject Teaching Credentials, the goal of the curriculum is to teach students the essential concepts of day to day life in the Middle Ages, based on the DK Eyewitness Book series and other resources.

Topics covered in this month long curriculum include the process of becoming a knight, the development and decline of castles, the manor system, and the differing roles of men and women in daily life. Students will also learn throughout the unit that life in the Middle Ages was difficult and often violent, and discuss why the modern view of Medieval Times has been so romanticized.

To share our love of history with you and your students, the Society for Creative Anachronism will make this curriculum available free of charge to interested teachers, and will provide the DK Eyewitness books associated with the curriculum at cost. To encourage further exploration into the history of the Middle Ages, the SCA will offer teachers ordering the program a 15% discount and waive handling fees on all other books available through the SCA publishing house.

Interested teachers and home school instructors should contact the Society for Creative Anachronism at 800-789-7486 for more information on the curriculum and books available. Orders must be placed via phone, fax or regular mail to qualify for the discounts. Online ordering is not available at this time.

For further information about the SCA, including where to find your local SCA chapter, how to join, and events happening in your area, please see http://www.sca.org.

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