A Medieval Kingdom in the Heart of Bayport

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A King, queen and even a court jester were on hand for James Wilson Young Middle School’s Medieval Fair. The event, which is hosted annually as a culmination to the sixth grade’s social studies curriculum on the historical age, has become a time-honored tradition in the Bayport-Blue Point School District. Dressed in traditional medieval clothing, the school’s sixth-graders spent the day engaging in cultural and artistic projects and celebrating their newly acquired knowledge.

Working together in their homerooms, the students fashioned authentic medieval artifacts, including regional flags, which they proudly displayed throughout the day. Additionally, they tested their memory of key vocabulary terms during a medieval bingo, were entertained by Ned the Jester, who performed traditional acts enjoyed during medieval times, and even had the chance to take part in a traditional coronation ceremony and parade.
     
Prior to the fair, the students spent several weeks researching and compiling information on topics from the Middle Ages and completing research projects and display boards depicting their findings. On the day of the fair, the students’ projects were put on display for their peers and family members in attendance to review.