What I Learned Today 11/12-11/13/14

Minecraft Homeschool: Ancient Civilization

The new thing I made in MCHS is a storage system. I called it dog, but that is becuase I slightly changed it to look like one. It has one chest in the center, and every time you press a button, the chest on the other side shoots out and funnels into the central chest (or the dog's mouth).

I learned in MCHS that

1. minstrels were able to play in court.

2. minstrels used to not play love songs

3. being a minstrel wasn't a very good job that long ago.

I also learned about several types of people and places in medieval times, and we are building some of these in our team build:

PARISH: (in the Christian Church) a small administrative district typically having its own church and a priest or pastor.

PARSONAGE: a church house provided for a member of the clergy.

MILL WITH STREAM: a mill worked by a waterwheel.

BLACKSMITH:a person who makes and repairs things in iron by hand.

INN: an establishment providing accommodations, food, and drink, especially for travelers.

TITHE BARN: a type of barn used in much of northern Europe in the Middle Ages for storing tithes—one tenth of a farm's produce which was given to the Church.

BARBER: a person who cuts hair, especially men's, and shaves or trims beards as an occupation.

DOCTOR: a qualified practitioner of medicine; a physician.

GUILD HALL: a building used as the meeting place of a guild or corporation.

BUTCHER: a person whose trade is cutting up and selling meat in a shop.

MARKET: a regular gathering of people for the purchase and sale of provisions, livestock, and other commodities.

MINSTREL: a medieval singer or musician, especially one who sang or recited lyric or heroic poetry to a musical accompaniment for the nobility.

PEASANT: a poor farmer of low social status who owns or rents a small piece of land for cultivation (chiefly in historical use or with reference to subsistence farming in poorer countries).

NOBLE: (especially in former times) a person of noble rank or birth.

DUKE: a male holding the highest hereditary title in the British and certain other peerages.

So far, I have 96% average in the course! 🙂

Literature: To Kill A Mockingbird

I read another chapter of TKAM. Someone in my family reads it out loud to me, and we discuss stuff I don't understand because it's written a long time ago, and the way the characters talk is different. When I'm done with the book, I'll study themes.



  One thought on “What I Learned Today 11/12-11/13/14

  1. Judith E. Deck
    December 2, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Sage, I believe you will come to understand and appreciate the themes in To Kill A Mockingbird as you read through the book. It is one of my all-time favorites and has wonderful ideas for you to explore. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

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  2. December 2, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    Glad to get your posts again, I really missed reading them everyday!! BTW, your Thanksgiving plate looked alot like mine! Glad you had a good visit with your great grandparents too. Sorry we have missed you the couple of times we’ve called, will try again. Looking forward to seeing you soon!! Love and hugs, Meme

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