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Our Brand New Revised and Expanded Edition!
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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,
hands-on activities, discussion 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.
Rebecca shares her thoughts
on this new guide: "This period in history is so exciting and it is my
hope that this full-color guide will open up new worlds to you and your
students! It is a high school level course and the guide is structured
to allow for you to personalize it to each student. It is formatted in
35 weekly lessons with reading assignments, mapping activities, research
and discussion topics, hands-on and craft suggestions, vocabulary lists
and much more. Knowing that each student is different, I have tried to
set it up to allow you to personalize the study to your student's unique
needs. Each assignment has been carefully constructed to provide
opportunities for each student to personalize the study. One thing that I
try to emphasize in the guide is the fact that it is a guide and it's
supposed to make your job easier, not harder! It's chock full of ideas
and activities but they're not all required. The focus should be the
literature, not checking off every single activity. The activities are
there to enrich your study, so pick and choose according to the
educational needs and interests of your students. Have fun with it!"About the Authors:
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.
Rea Berg is
a homeschooling mother of six whose determination to teach history
using quality literature rather than standard textbooks inspired her to
research what was available to accomplish that purpose. The result has
been a series of History Through Literature study
guides all designed to acquaint the reader with the best children's
literature available on the subject. Rea holds a Master's Degree in
Children's Literature from The Center for the Study of Children's
Literature, Simmons College in Boston.
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