As a fun part of my instruction of St. Vincent's School's seventh graders in the history of medieval Europe, I took them on a field trip to Medieval Times--Dinner and Tournament in Dallas yesterday. A good time was had by all. Special thanks to the anonymous donor who picked up the entire tab for our group, and to the two volunteer parent drivers who paid for everyone to have a copy of a photograph of the kids and I in costume (in the "official version" the green screen was turned into a medieval great hall, but my father, Randy, took the photo above in their "studio.")
As part of their studies, each student will write a short paper inspired by the visit. Topics approved include "The History of Jousting," "Medieval Clothing," "Women in Feudal Society," "Food and Kitchens in the Middle Ages," and "Heraldry." I look forward to reading these papers immensely! Good luck, friends. Work hard!