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Class takes step back in time

St. James the Less Catholic School offered a unique way of having history come alive for their seventh-grade class. Phyllis Freeman, the social studies teacher, took the seventh grade class to Medieval Times in Buena Park to learn first hand about that historic time.

The history lesson came alive when given by a king and his noble court inside an 11th century-style castle. Every detail was re-created for the students, allowing them to take a journey back to the Middle Ages.

The St. James students have been studying the Middle Ages and seeing it re-created in person was quite an adventure. They were able to step back in time and experience horsemanship, amazing swordplay, medieval games of skill, and authentic jousting on horseback by six brave knights. The king stood as narrator, enhancing the students’ classroom lessons with an educational and entertaining program. Submitted by Tricia Flynn