Learning about monks in the middle ages we also learned about calligraphy although Isabel, Miss Smarty Pants, claimed to already know everything about calligraphy. We learned that the very popular style of the first letter in a chapter being ornate, came from the monks. Here is Luke and Isabel's initials, but Sylvia became a frustrated artist and ripped hers to shreds.
There are a ton of Calligraphy instruction books for kids as well as calligraphy pens at craft stores. So if you have a child like my Isabel who likes to write and make things pretty, calligraphy is great for that.