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Explore Medieval Times with 10 Hands-on History Activities

The Medieval Period in European history is well know by children of all ages for castles, battles, arts, and architecture. The time between the fall of Rome and the beginning of the Renaissance offers families many opportunities to learn through literature, movies, and of course our favorite learning method — hands-on history activities. Teens and tweens can use hands-on learning projects to learn more about feudalism, Medieval weapons, daily life, etc.


A Luristan bronze sword Iran, circa 8th Century B.C. The long triangular blade with high mid-rib, decorated with multiple grooves, the crescent-shaped guard cast together with the rectangular grip, with recessed geometric decoration for now-missing inlays and hemispherical stone pommel, 22in (56cm) long


European coat of plates from a mass grave, battle of Visby, fought in July 1361 on the Swedish Baltic island of Gotland, between invading Danish troops and the local, Gutnish, forces. The Danish won a decisive victory. Due to the heat, the dead had to be disposed of quickly, and many were buried in their armour. The archaeological excavation of one of the mass graves, in the 1930s, revealed over 1000 skeletons.