Good morning, my friends,
Do you know how many castles are there in Europe? In Germany alone, there is more than 25,000 castles!
Many noble people lived in castles in the MIddle Ages, a period from the 5th to the 15th century, and took shelter there in case of war. Europe was torn by local wars at that time, and the better the castle was protected and equipped with supplies, the higher were the chances that the noble family and local people would defend themselves against the intruders. This is what a castle was: a residence protected against attacks.
Around that time, people coined a phrase saying: “A man’s home is his castle”, which means that someone’s home is their safe place. It doesn’t necessarily mean that it has to have a moat around it!
Nowadays we learned that our own home can become a castle, indeed. We celebrates the end of the school year where we stayed inside our houses for almost three months. It was the times when many families stocked up on food and water to minimize their trips to the store during the pandemic. Even traveling to visit grandma and grandpa for Easter or Passover became “not a safe thing to do”! The intruders of our days are small and invisible - viruses and bacteria, but luckily, there are multiple ways to “defend” yourself and your home against them.
If your house was a castle, what would it look like? Think about what you would add to it. Would it have any towers? Windows? Will it have a wide and welcoming entrance or heavy wrought iron gates?
Here is the website where you can create a 3D model of your castle: https://www.3dslash.net/slash.php?alias=new. Once you are on the website, you will see “Create” page. it will show you a tutorial on how to use tools to design your 3D model. Once you are ready, click the X in the right upper corner of the tutorial to close it and start working on your castle! Add or remove building blocks, change colors, add shapes, and share with me once you are done!
You can either register to save your work, or take a screenshot of your creation. Email your work to me, firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will showcase the best ones here, on Holistic Lessons.
Looking forward to seeing your creative works,