A Discussion Guide for Brother Hugo and the Bear
is now available!

Click here to access the
Discussion Guide for Brother Hugo and the Bear,
which is correlated to the latest Common Core State Standards.

Additional resources for teaching the middle ages and medieval book-making:

 Education Resources

Making art: Medieval manuscripts at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
— an interactive website with animation, showing how a medieval manuscript was made

Medieval Manuscripts at the State Library of Victoria (Australia)
— a resource packet for teachers with background information, classroom ideas, and activities

The J. Paul Getty Museum: The Making of a Medieval Book
— Short online exhibition page showing the process of making a medieval manuscript. The video links there are no longer working, but a couple of the videos can still be found on the web:

The Secret of Kells (2009)
— a beautiful, Oscar-nominated, and highly stylized animated film portraying the creation of the Book of Kells, with elements of fantasy and some suggested violence (a Viking raid). Runtime: 75 min. Rated NR: suitable for all ages.

Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
— Eerdmans publishes several works relating to the middle ages. The following picture books are just a few offered that are particularly appropriate for students interested in the middle ages:

Digitized Manuscripts Online

The Bodleian Library: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts
— thousands of digitized medieval manuscripts from the collections at the University of Oxford

The British Library Online Gallery: Turning the Pages
— high-quality digitized medieval manuscripts in an easily accessible, easily “viewable”  format