Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I Never Knew

I am beginning to wonder if I slept through school or they never taught us half of this stuff.

We watched the second half of Part 1 on the Crusades.  I have to admit that I know very little about the Crusades.  I knew it was labeled a "holy war."  And I do remember that King Richard the Lionheart was off fighting in the Crusades while Robin Hood was robbing from the rich and giving to the poor.  Other than that....nothing.

We have Part 2 to watch tomorrow and Friday.  It is an hour and a half documentary and we did better to split it up into two 45 minute segments. (It is a little boring.)  I am curious to hear more about the Crusades.  To go with the documentary we are reading about various famous men in Famous Men of the Middle Ages.  We are also reading Our Island Story which centers on what is happening on the British Isles.  With all of that together, we are getting a fair picture of what happened in the early AD 1000.


  1. I, too, was a good student the first time around, but I'm still learning so much. Homeschooling is my second chance at education.