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A visit to the 16th century

Katrien and her 7th and 8th grade students have been studying Elizabethan England, focusing on Elizabeth herself, the changes in religion and society during her reign, and other famous figures during her reign (1558 – 1603).  They are reading “Romeo and Juliet” at the same time, and they visited Agecroft Hall in Richmond, a house built in Tudor England that was dismantled and re-built in Richmond and is now a museum. At Friday’s assembly, she and her students dressed in Elizabethan costume. Each student told us about the character they had chosen to study or performed a sonnet. They also played a song from the period and performed a lively dance.

Queen Elizabeth introduces her companions

Below, the class plays “The King’s Ballad.”

They finished the program with a dance from Elizabeth’s court:


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