The Green Level Unit on King Arthur and the Middle Ages is designed to teach your child not only this classic legend but historical information about England in the Middle Ages.  Learn about knights, castles, and kings in an interactive way that also leads you to explore topics in science, language, math and more. Designed to cover all subject areas, without letting your student know how much they are learning, this unit is not only educational, but fun and engaging!

As a special added bonus, this program comes with a shorter unit study on the book Castles by David Macaulay. This beautiful book will help your child explore the building of a castle and what made castles unique and important to the Middle Ages.

This is a full-color, downloadable PDF document with links to videos and external resources, book and supply lists, worksheets, and corresponding activities for each chapter of the book. In addition, you will receive links to our YouTube playlist, full of videos to bring your lessons alive, and our Resources page, which makes shopping for your supplies even easier.

Green Units are ideal for children ages 8 – 12 who can listen appropriately to or read chapter books. Children studying at the Green Level should be capable of engaging appropriately in discussions about abstract ideas and complete tasks requiring some planning. To learn more about the Color Coded Level System, please see this blog post on the topic. Five Senses Literature Lessons is dedicated to meeting children’s educational needs in a developmentally appropriate way. Therefore children may be ready for this unit study at different ages.

The topics covered in King Arthur and the Middle Ages include:

Language Arts such as:

  • Writing exercises
  • Copy work
  • Types of literature
  • Compare and contrast
  • Literary constructs
  • Symbolism in literature

Science and Math topics such as:

  • Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Geometry
  • Genetics
  • Logic and problem solving

Social Studies topics such as:

  • Geography
  • Government
  • History
  • Class structure
  • Customs and traditions
  • Blacksmiths

Art and Life Skills such as:

  • Drawing
  • Cooking
  • Crafts
  • Symbolism in art
  • Vexillolog – the study of flags
  • .Music

These Green Units are not your typical literature-based unit studies.  Five Senses Literature Lessons units are designed to teach topics far beyond just language arts. Science, history, geography, life skills and art are all covered in a fun and engaging way.  Your child will work on reasoning and fine motor skills, do hands-on activities and watch videos that take their learning further than just a typical book-based program.

Because topics of health and science are a part of real life, the literature creates openings for lessons that tie directly back to the story. And because it is how children learn best, each unit is full of hands-on go-along activities and videos that bring the story to life.

WRITTEN BY AN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST FOR ALL CHILDREN

Children learn best when all of their senses are engaged, and the topics are presented in a way that respects childhood development. Too many curricula for children skip over the importance of play and exploration, moving straight into reading, writing, and math. Subjects are often taught in a way that isolates them from other ideas making them feel more foreign and complicated than they need to be.

As an occupational therapist, I have a unique perspective on childhood development. Children use games and play to explore their world naturally. By using play and fun activities, you can tap into their natural curiosity and feed their minds while helping them develop the physical skills needed for success in academics and life.

Five Senses Literature Lessons is designed to be used with any child, regardless of where the child stands concerning academic readiness. Such flexibility is possible because the curriculum is developmentally appropriate and respects the child. It is adaptable and expandable to suit your child’s interest and pursue growth in your child’s abilities in a gentle and fun way

In addition to the bonus information and links to external resources in the curriculum, there are additional resources here on the website and at the Pinterest page for Five Senses Literature Lessons to give you more ideas of activities to do with your child if they want to dive deeper into a particular topic. We are constantly updating the content on Pinterest and our Blog with new ideas, helpful hints, and inspiration.

Home education should be engaging and fun for both you and your child. Five Senses Literature Lessons provides you with support and inspiration along with a simple, developmentally appropriate framework for educating your child.