middle-ages

Middle Ages

Educator How-To: Create your own medieval ID with basic heraldry
January 23, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

Heraldry is a unique identification system developed in the Middle Ages to aid in the identification of fully armored knights on the battle or tournament field. The roots of heraldry lay in the insignia, seals, and symbols used in ancient times for individual and/or national identification purposes. Heraldic designs were applied to shields, tunics, horse […]

Do you mind passing the hand sanitizer? I think I’m coming down with a touch of the plague.
October 21, 2008 · 5 Comments

Today, as I sit and tidy up the Plague curriculum for the upcoming ExxonMobil Teacher Tuesday I can hear the children in the classroom next to me coughing….. just a bit.   I begin to think, maybe I need to make that appointment to get the flu shot.  I mean, it’s the least I can do to protect myself […]

The world’s oldest alternative energy source
June 27, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

As oil reaches a new record of $143 per barrel today, I think it’s safe to say that energy – and possible alternatives to fossil fuels – are topics on everyone’s mind. Before the development of fossil-fuel based energy technology, wind-power wasn’t an alternate form of energy – it was just the way things were […]

Back in the Saddle
May 20, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

One of my many awesome jobs here at HMNS is to teach classes in our Weekday Lab Program.  I teach the Time Labs, which are based around history and culture.  The topic for this month is one of my favorite all time things to talk about:  The History of the Horse! It is amazing to […]



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