What Is a Butt Tuba and Why Is it in Medieval Art?

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Before picture books and animated videos, there were hand-copied manuscripts whose margins were filled with fantastic images. A short video examines the tradition of illuminating books and considers what some of the more bizarre images might represent.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Project images of illuminated manuscripts to provide context for the video
  • Ask class members explore the links to illuminated manuscripts before illuminating a page from a favorite story or novel the class is reading
Classroom Considerations

  • Preview the video to determine if appropriate for your classroom
  • The video ends with an ad for another video about the world's most mysterious book
Pros

  • Links are provided to a vast array of illuminated manuscripts
Cons

  • None
Common Core