We have been slowly working our way through Story of the World 2, and we recently read chapter 12 about the moors. I am a little embarrassed to admit that despite all the Shakespeare I read in college I never knew what a moor was until I read this chapter. (For those who are still not in-the-know, moors were Muslims living in Spain.) Chapter 12 talks about the medieval Muslim invasion of Spain. And we culminated our week of learning with an awesome Moorish feast.
The kids and Cameron had a great time dressing up, No promises about the authenticity of these costumes--the important thing is that everyone had fun.
Did you know that the Moors were responsible for importing oranges into Spain and planting orange groves in their kingdoms throughout southern Spain? Yep, it's true. So we added sliced oranges to our feast.