Editor’s Welcome

Dear Reader,

elcome to another issue of Scientia Scholae. If you are unfamiliar with us, our mission is to provide quality, thought-provoking articles related to the teaching of Medieval Studies in elementary and secondary schools.

The current issue contains three articles on a variety of topics. The first is a book review of Dolores Cullen’s Who’s Afraid of Middle English? A Booke of Lystes. The second, by John Marshall Carter, gives teachers ideas on how to create exercises for students that will evaluate their learning as well as enrich their knowledge. The third article, which provides feedback and evaluation of a medieval fair at the Episcopal High School of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, will strike a chord with those teachers who have tried similar projects.

If I may re-use a paragraph from the August 2003 issue, we have a new book review editor, Rebecca Barnhouse from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio. Professor Barnhouse works with college students who are aspiring teachers, as she herself once was before entering the professoriate. If you know of a book for which you would like to see a pedagogical review, please inform her. You may email her at rnbarnhouse@ysu.edu. One of TEAMS’ undertakings for the current acaemic year will be to establish relationships with those publishers who produce books that would be of use to the K-12 market. They may be very scholarly books, or they may be young adult literature (historical fiction). In any case, we aim to expand our book review section this year.

As always, remember to take a moment to share your passion for Medieval Studies with your students. You may impart something to them that will remain with them for a lifetime.

Kevin J. Ruth
Tower Hill School

Original Citation: Scientia Scholae, Volume II, Issue 2, February 2004

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TEAMS: Teaching Association for Medieval Studies