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Positively Medieval

Positively Medieval

Produced by: Simeon Gates, Reported by: Raymond Goodwin, Photographed by: Gracie Knight

Student builds a makeshift crossbow.

Student builds a makeshift crossbow.

The Mississippi School for Math and Science’s summer program offers a class called Positively Medieval. In this class, kids learn about the science behind medieval techniques. Some activities include dyes, paper making, and creating siege weapons.

“This is a very hands-on class,” said Jake Bozlee, a counselor and helper in the class, “There’s not a whole lot of lecturing going on. You hear the science behind it as you’re putting the stuff in, instead of looking at a power point.”

The class is taught by Catherine Koehler, a medieval historian.