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(Grade 4: Social Studies) King Richard III’s Bones Found In Leicester

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Article: King Richard III’s Bones Discovered Under A Parking Lot
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Activity: Map Making
By Jonathan Tilly

1) Draw a map of ancient Leicester on paper. Use pencil crayons. Include castles, monasteries, markets, fields (battle & agriculture), etc.

2) Using marker and acetate, draw a map of Leicester today. Include buildings and spaces from our communities. Make sure to place a parking lot 20-25 km away from the battlefield. This is where the king’s bones were found!

Curriculum Connections
Compare aspects of life in a medieval community and their own community (e.g., with respect to housing, social structure, recreation, land use, geography, climate, food, dress, government); (OME, Social Studies: Grade 4).

draw and label maps or create models to illustrate features of medieval  landscapes (e.g., a village, a castle or palace, a mosque with a minaret); (OME, Social Studies: Grade 4).