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Medieval Literature: The Seeing Stone

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Amelia Merwin

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Medieval Literature: The Seeing Stone
Do Now - Friday, January 20th, 2017
Today's Historical Fiction:
VP - Marketing
Name
Name
5. Based on the passage we
read, can
The Seeing Stone

be considered an
accurate
portrayal of Medieval
European life? Why or why not?

If not, what might make it more accurate?
Name
1. What does Oliver think about equality in the Medieval time period?

2. Arthur likes to read and write, but why does he say he thinks it might not be necessary for him?

3. What do we know about the characters' attitudes towards the
Catholic Church
after this passage?

4. What do we know what the characters' attitudes towards
feudalism
after this passage?



The Seeing Stone
By Kevin Crossley-Holland
Set on a medieval manor around 1200 CE

Characters
Arthur: a young boy who is the second son
of Lord William

Oliver: The manor priest and Arthur's tutor

Serle: Arthur's older brother

Sir Stephen: Arthur's uncle
Historical fiction:
Do Now - Friday, January 20th, 2017
Historical fiction: A genre in which the fictional story takes place in the past.
What are the
pros
and
cons

of learning about history
from historical fiction?
(could be a movie, a book,
a TV show, a play, etc)
With your partner, create a list of at least 2 pros and 2 cons
The Seeing Stone
by Kevin Crossley-Holland
Nain: Arthur's grandmother
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