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Medieval History Senior High Study Guide - by Rebecca Manor
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Although many people have been taught that the period from 300 to 1522 A.D. was marked by darkness, ignorance, and struggle, this guide will show you that the opposite is true! Rich period literature will show you that it was a time when people were forming ideas that still impact us today. It was also a time of exciting discoveries, new innovations, and wonderful stories. Reading Beowulf will open student's eyes to the terrors of living under the threat of Viking raids. The Song of Roland provides a glimpse into the mores and ethics of a time where the concepts of chivalry were just developing. The story of William Wallace reveals a passionate love of liberty that we still find heroic today. You will also accompany Marco Polo on his travels through Asia, witnessing sights never imagined by the western mind. Songs, hymns, and creeds will give you insight into the religious beliefs of people who lived over 1500 years ago! In this course students will learn about King John, King Arthur, Saladin, Queen Eleanor, Joan of Arc, Shahrazad, Marco Polo, Peter Abelard, Geoffrey Chaucer and many others. They will learn about Martin Luther who revealed a new way to approach God and about John Wycliffe who organized the Bible. Students will read about the life of Columbus, whose discovery of North America changed the world forever. By reading some of the best literature on the subject, students will be encouraged to discuss new ideas and social changes. Links to websites, hand-on activities, discussions questions, mapping activities and much more will bring the Middle Ages to life. Set up in 35 weekly lessons, this study guide provides everything you need to complete an exciting literature based history course.
About the Authors: Rebecca
B. Manor, a homeschool graduate, majored in English Literature at
Hillsdale College and studied British Literature at Oxford University.
She wrote her first study guide, A History of Science, at age seventeen. She later co-authored Early American and World History with Rea. Her other guides include Teaching Character Through Literature, The History of Classical Music, and The History of Science. Her latest study guides are Medieval History Through Literature for
both Intermediate and High School. Rebecca and her husband, Scott,
currently reside in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where Rebecca is working
towards a Masters in Christian and Classical Studies.