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Illumination was a medieval art practiced by monks who scripted, painted and gilded parchment books. And once your students know the basics, they can practice the art of illumination too. This slide show teaches the history behind illumination, discusses its supplies and tools and describes how medieval monks made illuminated manuscripts. It also describes how books were made and what kind of books were important in medieval times. At the end of the presentation, students are challenged to create an illuminated page of their own on faux parchment, using the appropriate colors, fonts and decorative letters and borders. I have used this slide show with junior high students in social studies, art, and religious classes; it would also work well at a high school level. The download includes 29 slides in the following formats: Quicktime Movie; Microsoft Powerpoint; Apple’s Keynote. The preview is available as a Quicktime Movie. (Note QuickTime Movie may not play without additional software.) Illumination: A Medieval Art by Diane Yale-Peabody is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.