Day 1: Read aloud from the Usborne Internet-linked Medieval World
Day 2: Read aloud The Kitchen Knight
Day 3: Read aloud The Hero Beowulf
Day 4: looked at Charlemagne’s empire and the countries that are there now in our atlas
Day 5: Read about Charlemagne in the Famous Men of the Middle Ages
This was a very easy week for us and I really did not do much aside from read aloud to my dd since we are still trying to recover from our vacation. I was not particularly thrilled with the book The Kitchen Knight (this is a substitution since the originally scheduled book The Adventures of King Arthur is out of print) and I think that I would have preferred a book that was more about the King Arthur legend. The Kitchen Knight briefly mentions King Arthur, but you never get a sense of how important a figure he is.
I was surprised how much my dd enjoyed the book about Beowulf and was not frightened at all by the storyline. Warning: the monster Grendel has his arm torn off in the story and there is a picture of him one-armed with a pool of blood trailing behind him.