History: Barbarians

The second two weeks of school we learned about barbarians using Layers of Learning, year 2 unit 2. Did you know the word barbarian comes from a Greek word meaning one who is not Greek?

We added more people and events to our timeline.

We did map work of barbarian migrations and Europe in 600 AD.

We made a minstrel harp.

We showed the social hierarchy of medieval Europe.

We made a paper mache seax knife.

The boys each chose a famous barbarian to learn about and teach his brothers about. Adrian picked Brendan the Navigator. I remember that we saw a recreation of his boat when we went to Craggaunowen, so he used the picture I took of the boat as a visual aid in his report.

We watched a video about barbarian weapons.

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