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Book of Kells February 14, 2013

Filed under: projects — alaplante @ 3:12 pm
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The 5th graders are in the middle of creating illuminated letters, complete with gold and metallic paints.  For inspiration today, students looked at many images from the Book of Kells, a beautiful Celtic manuscript from the year 800.

Have you seen the movie The Secret of Kells?  It is a fictional tale of how the famous illuminated manuscript was written.
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For a more realistic view of the Book of Kells, download this iPad app.  It lets you turn through all 680 pages of text and paintings!
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And here are some 5th graders at work:
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