By Patricia Bentivoglio and Sue Sullivan
Lesson Plan from the Archaeological Institute of America
The Art of Illumination project is a great way for students in grades 5-12 to experience the medieval process of illumination as authentically as possible. After researching the history, people, and art of the Medieval Ages, students will have the opportunity to create an illuminated text of their own. The goal of this project is to provide a fun, creative way to teach classes about the art of manuscript making and the power and control the Catholic Church possessed during the Middle Ages. The project can be altered to better suit different age groups.