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Learn about the history, architecture, and other basic facts about castles. There are many photographs. Take a virtual tour of a historic castle, build your own online weapon to protect a castle, or construct your own castle model out of sugar cubes or cardboard. There are links to eThemes Resources on knights and feudalism, and two links to book resources that have a medieval setting.
Click on the door to enter. Roll your mouse over different parts of the castle and then click to learn about different areas. There are activities, games, recipes, and other fun activities hidden in each section. Click on the shields in each area to access these activities.
This is the official site for the famous Leed's Castle in England. Click on "Visiting the Castle" and then choose "The Leed's Castle Story" to watch a short movie that highlights the history of this castle, which once housed royalty including King Henry VIII. Click on "Virtual Tour" to view panoramic photos.
This is a thorough site that has a lot of information about castles. Topics include building materials, costs, dungeons, fireplaces, stairs, and towers. There is also a castle quiz at the top of the page.
These sites are about the knights from the Middle Ages or the Medieval period. Covers the topics of heraldry and chivalry. Includes photographs of armor and weapons used by knights. There are links to eThemes Resources on medieval castles and feudalism.
Explore these sites and learn what it was like to live during the Middle Ages. Topics include serfs, kings, monasteries, and more. Create your own coat of arms or try to build a medieval arch. There are links to eThemes Resources on castles and children's books that took place during the Middle Ages.