Middle Ages and Renaissance
Every year, there is a huge assignment in the Canton middle schools to do a report on a Renaissance topic. Some of these sites are aimed at older students than what you normally find on the Kids pages, so the reading levels are higher.
- Renaissance - from Learner.org.
- Renaissance: The Elizabethan World - links to people, costumes, literature, food, swordplay and more!
Arts & Music
- Renaissance Art 101 - from About.com.
- Renaissance Art in Italy
- Renaissance Art in Northern Europe and Spain
- The Art of Renaissance Science - "Galileo and Perspective." Art, architecture, astronomy and mathematics.
- A Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Instruments
- History of Ballet
- Renaissance Dance Cheat Sheets
- Castles of Great Britain - info on castles and castle building, life in a castle, castle defenses, medieval jobs, bathing and washing in the middle ages, medieval biographies, medieval women, medieval weapons and more.
- Castles on the Web
- Kids' Castle An interactive castle that allows you to visit all the different rooms and areas of the castle and tells about their uses.
Daily Life (Food, Clothing, Health, etc...)
- La Couturiere Parisienne - Medieval and renaissance clothing.
- Life in the Middle Ages Information on all aspects of daily life during the middle ages including feudal life in the castle, religion, homes clothing, health, the arts and entertainment, and town life.
- Medieval/Renaissance Food Homepage
- A Feast for the Eyes - Artwork from Medieval and Renaissance artist depicting food and feasts.
Knights and Clans
- Knighthood, Chivalry and Tournaments Resource Library
- Knights and Armor - from About.com.
- Elizabethan Heraldry - see the colors and insignia worn by various houses and clans.
- Historic Counterweight Trebuchet Illustrations - see how they waged war with these machines