If you are learning about medieval times, or your children love to read fantasy, you will most likely come across the theme of dragons. Dragons are mysterious and fun to learn about. There are so many stories about dragons. It would be fun to do a unit study on dragons, especially if you are wanting to learn about the different stories of mythical creatures.
Dragons are popular with the boys, but my girls are fascinated with them as well. There are so many amazing movies, and stories about dragons. If you have a dragon lover in your homeschool, they will enjoy these dragon themed printables. These would be fun to pull out just for a fun, no textbook school day, or if you are learning about dragons in particular.
Origin of the word “dragon”
To find the origin of the word dragon, you need to go all the way back to the Ancient Greek word, drákōn meaning “serpent, giant seafish”. That led to the Latin word, draconem meaning “huge serpent, dragon”, which led to the Old French dragon, which eventually entered the English language in the 13th century as dragon. Even though dragons appear in a variety of cultures around the world, the exact origin is still debated. (Wikipedia)
Dragons in the Bible
In Ancient times, the word dragon referred to a serpent that had long range eye sight, being able to see their prey from far away. The Bible talks about a great serpent, or dragon, throughout Revelation. The dragon described in Revelation is most likely the huge serpent, also referred to in Genesis 3:3, and another name for Satan.
FREE Printables on Dragons:
Printable Dragon Crafts:
Here are some wonderful books about dragons:
The Reluctant Dragon: 75th Anniversary EditionMy Father’s DragonEragon: Inheritance, Book I (The Inheritance Cycle 1)DragonSpell (Dragon Keepers Chronicles, Book 1): A Novel (DragonKeeper Chronicles):Raising Dragons (Dragons in Our Midst, Book 1)When Dragons’ Hearts Were GoodDragons: Legends & Lore of DinosaursDinosaurs & Dragon Legends
Stories of dragons were very prevalent in the middle ages/medieval times. If you are learning about this time period you may also enjoy this freebie:
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