Teacher in Charge: R. Kuitert
Was life in the Middle Ages really that terrible? Why were their beliefs so weird? In this "horrible history" course we will investigate what life was like for ordinary people as well as the wealthy, and assess how different it was from life today.
Students who enjoy reading, writing and learning about “really old stuff” will enjoy this course. The topics covered are flexible and can be changed according to students’ interests but could include: food, costumes for rich and poor, housing, castles, the Black Death, health and hygiene (or the lack of it), science, the lives of women, the importance of religion and strange superstitions. Students will select an area of interest to research and present.
This course is designed to be a stand-alone subject for students interested in the far past, but the thinking and research skills it teaches make it an excellent preparation for History in the senior school.
All students need: pens, pencils, ruler, eraser, glue stick, highlighters, coloured pencils, scissors for all classes
Specific requirements for this class are:
1 1B8 Exercise book