Thursday, October 27, 2016

Medieval Times; 1000 Years Back Project

Donna's 2nd & 3rd grade Medieval Class is messy business...We constructed our version of wattle and daub, peasant homes to begin our replica of a medieval village. This is one of many activities to address our project driving question... "How do we as historians educate our community about what life was like 1000 years ago?" This village will take some time to complete, but with nearly 30 peasant homes we certainly have a good start. Traditional wattle and daub is a composite building material used for making walls, in which a woven lattice of wooden strips called wattle is daubed with a sticky material usually made of some combination of wet soil, clay, sand, animal dung and straw. Our homes were made of popsicle sticks and a mixture of soil, straw, moss, and glue.

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