Who were the real Vikings? What was it like to live in a castle? How were enormous cathedrals such as Notre Dame built, and why are they so big? Students will learn the answers to these questions and many more as we dive into European life during the Middle Ages. We will learn about knighthood and the code of chivalry, explore medieval weapons and swords, and design our own coat of arms. We will track the route of Marco Polo, follow the paths of some of the major Crusades, study the horrors of the Black Death, and much more. If you love history, this is the class for you!