Experience life in the Middle Ages through two Newbery Medal books. In The Midwife's Apprentice, an orphan girl who is struggling to survive gains confidence and bravery through her apprenticeship to a local midwife. Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! is a collection of monologues from medieval characters with very different lives and experiences.
This unit is designed to be used in conjunction with the science unit Light and the Eye and the social science unit The Middle Ages, but it can also be used as an independent literature unit.