Come with us on an exciting educational adventure. Bring your picnic, your boots and you will discover a marvelous world!
Ozark Medieval Fortress offers to educators of all levels and subjects, a fascinating, visual, open air classroom focused on the Middle Ages. Being an experimental site permits us to interact with visitors and students: learning together, experiencing hands-on what it was like to live and work in medieval times.
The castle installations will help to present the role of a master builder in the Middle Ages, to show what a castle is, to tell its history, its modes of defense and how to attack it. Vocabulary concepts of military architecture, the units of measure used on site will be developed; the various occupations of the site will be discussed.
Once introduced, schoolchildren will be ready to discover the full-size castle construction site and to visit the different workshops. They will observe the work of the stonemasons discovering their tools and techniques and even have the opportunity to carve their own stone. The carpenters, the blacksmith, the bricklayers, and as many guilds, will educate children about subjects such as geometry and architecture, while showing their skills.
Students will witness craftsmen at work transforming nature’s resources into an edifice rising from the earth watching craftsmen at work, transforming nature’s resources: an experience which will deepen their understanding of human culture.
Spend a day at Ozark Medieval Fortress, taking a guided tour, or participating in a project to help build the fortress and take home a souvenir can be a life changing educational experience.
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All of these themes can be enhanced by ideas given on our educational site. You will be able to download specific tools and activities to supplement your class program, making your classroom experience and visit well rounded, interesting and fun.
Tours and activities will be adapted to all age groups. Look forward to an ever expanding educational site brought to you with passion by the Ozark Medieval Fortress project.