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.