Saturday, April 6, 2013

Middle Ages ~ Medieval Europe Resources [Part 1]

What's Cookin'?

Chicken.  Literally.  As I type.  5 packs of hunkin' chicken breast.  I saved $36 on chicken today because the date on the package is for tomorrow.  I am sooo thrilled!  I have 10 huge chicken breasts cooking in the oven.  I can get plenty of lunches and dinners from those.  Here are some ideas floating around in my head:

- chicken nuggets
- chicken sandwich spread
- chicken and rice
- chicken tacos
- tortilla soup
- chicken with veggies/orzo as a side
- chicken with veggies with noodles and cream sauce (I got a bag of frozen broccoli today also)
- chef salad with warmed chicken on lettuce.
- chicken sandwiches
- chicken salad with cranberries and almonds
- chicken pot pie
- chicken and rice 'lumpias' or egg rolls
- BBQ chicken sandwiches
- chicken spaghetti

Have I forgotten anything?

[Update:  so far we've already eaten several chicken sandwiches, chicken nuggets, chicken tacos, chicken with noodles and broccoli, and tortilla soup!  I also made a recipe called coconut chicken muffins - sort of like a chicken nugget made in a muffin pan.  It's gluten-free.  The dc all liked it (we ate it in the car between errands!).]

What's Schoolin'?

As we shift from Ancient Rome into the Middle Ages I thought I would list the 'keepers' from either our own shelves or the library.  There are online resources below the books.

First, here are 2 Gregorian chant CDs that we have.  I especially listen to them when I have to miss Mass for whatever reason.

These 2 are transition resources:

This book mentions Bishop Gregory of Tours as the preserver of a lot of the history for this time period so I'm checking out his book also:

The first chapter in this book is the only chapter we'll likely be using but it does a great job explaining the fall of Rome and transition.

Here are the others in the Medieval Europe basket in the living room in no particular order.  There will be more later about Chaucer (Canterbury Tales), Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and Dante's Divine Comedy.  I just included the main titles of those 3 for now but I have some other resources for those.


Here are some library books that I have on hold that I haven't actually seen yet; however, I've seen them recommended or thought they looked good:

These are some I came across in my search but I don't have access to; however, I thought they looked promising and I would love to read them! I'm posting them in hopes of finding them for the next go-round with this time period.


This would be for me :). It's 345 pages.

Another for me: Ivanhoe. It's a free download for Kindle plus I found it in the library.

Online Resources:

This is a great resource for Anglo-Saxon history.  Good teacher resources also but I couldn't get the videos to load:

Vikings in England:

Early British Kingdoms (has for King Arthur, the Church, Romans in Britain, etc):

Viking Bread:

Battle of Hastings game:

Bayeux Tapestry (takes it scene by scene with an explanation for each):

Castle Book/Games:

Interactive castle:

Shields and Heraldry:

Horrible Histories Middle Ages game:

Destroy the castle game (physics?):

Making a coat of arms:


Heraldry game:

Free Clipart:


Books and Manuscripts:

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