Medieval Games – 6th Grade
During the 6th grade students study history and culture of Rome to the Middle Ages. As students engage with these historic eras, they experience the shift from the Ancients’ poetic consciousness to the Medieval search for truth and development of modern scientific concepts, paralleling change in the sixth grade student. This study culminates in a daylong, inter-Waldorf school Medieval Games. Shining Mountain hosts 6th grade students from Waldorf schools in Colorado, Kansas, and New Mexico at a beautiful canyon property owned by former SMWS parents. The day culminates their study of the Middle Ages and combines history, ethical conduct, presentations of music and verse, and physical education in a Medieval tournament. The details of the day are a surprise to the students, adults must wear Medieval dress to enter the grounds and this is a private event for the 6th grade.