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The Written Word

Read about medieval books and the professions of scribes and illuminators in this worksheet. Students will learn how a capital letter is illuminated in gold leaf and match each famous writer to his description. This activity should be used with Activities: Medieval Timeline.

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Eyewitness Workbooks: Medieval Life
Susan Nicholson
This workbook helps kids take their knowledge of the Middle Ages to the next level, from the daily life of a peasant to the building of a cathedral. It includes 48 full-color pages, a turn-and-learn info wheel, and special carrying folders.

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