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Book List for Middle Ages Curriculum Unit Free
Ancient World History Book List –

Part 5 (Middle Ages & the Renaissance)

Welcome back!
If you’ve been following this series, thanks!
This is the last section in the Ancient World History Curriculum.
The Middle Ages have SO many amazing people and places and events that it is really difficult to narrow it all down… but I’ve done my best, and here are my favorite books for the Middle Ages & the Renaissance Unit.

If you’ve just joined in, you may like to check out the first post for these units
–> Free Ancient World History Curriculum  and the supplemental book lists for the previous sections as well.  These books are NOT required for the studies… they’re just my favorite resources (most I’ve personally used).  You will find the few required books for the curriculum included on each unit’s curriculum page.
Section 1:  Ancient Civilizations & the Old Testament   &  Book List
Section 2: Ancient Egypt  (includes Ancient China)    &  Book List
Section 3:  Ancient Greece   &   Book List
Section 4: Ancient Rome  &  Book List
Section 5: Middle Ages & the Renaissance    &  Book List

Be sure to follow my  Ancient History Pinterest Boards too !
I will be adding the best of the best FREE ideas to them frequently.
* Ancient Civilizations Board
* Ancient Egypt Board
* Ancient Greece Board  
* Ancient Rome Board
*Middle Ages & the Renaissance Board

–>  This post contains affiliate links.  There will NOT be any additional charge to you if you click to Amazon through these links, but I will make a small commission if you do!  So thanks ahead for supporting my work !  🙂

 

Middle Ages Book List

*Literature :

*Beowulf  (for young readers)
*  The Door in the Wall
*King Arthur & His Knights of the Round Table
*The Middle Ages:  Choose Your Own Adventure 
*Life as a Knight: Choose Your Own Adventure
*The Black Arrow
*Ink on His Fingers
*The Knight at Dawn  and  Knights & Castles: NonFiction Companion
*Crispin: The Cross of Lead
*Courage & Conviction  and  Monks & Mystics
* The Apprentice         
*The Shakespeare Stealer
* The Second Mrs. Gioconda
* St. George and the Dragon
* Along Came Galileo
* Monday with a Mad Genius- The Magic Treehouse  and  DaVinci NonFiction Companion

*Resource/Informational Books:

*Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi , Sir Cumference & the First Round Table
or get the whole wonderful series of these math adventures !!  LOVE THESE !!
Sir Cumference Series  

*Sir Cumference Classroom Activity Book
*Who Was Leonardo ?
*Who Was Galileo ?
*Life in a Medieval Castle & Village  and Kings & Queens of England  (Dover Coloring Books)
*Usbourne History of Britain the Middle Ages
*DK Medieval Life

 *Activity Guides:

* Michaelangelo for Kids: His Life & Ideas ,  DaVinci for Kids , or Galileo for Kids
(21 Hands-On Activities)
*Melissa & Doug Build Your Own Castle 3D Puzzle

*Draw & Write Through History
*Days of Knights & Damsels

*Movies:
*Pendragon
*The Story of Robin Hood
*Red Wall
* Disney’s The Sword & the Rose
*Joan of Arc (Hero Classics)   and   Activity Book
*The Sword in the Stone
*A Kid in King Arthur’s Court

Hope this list is helpful !
I’d love to know what YOU are using too !
Leave a comment.
HAPPY LEARNING !

Free Middle Ages Unit Study
Free World History Curriculum

Part 5:  The Middle Ages

Welcome back to the final post on Free Ancient World History Plans !
This is the last section of the “Ancients Units”.  In this unit, we will cover all the exciting people and places of this period. Knights, kings and castles, battles, intrigue,
the black death, inventors, incredible art and lots more !    

For an introduction to this curriculum and how you can adapt it to all your needs, start below with the first post in this series-
 “Free Chronological World History Plan” .
World History Plan (Teach all ages at once !)You can find the daily plans for the following as well-
Section 1:  Ancient Civilizations & the Old Testament
Section 2: Ancient Egypt  (includes Ancient China)
Section 3: Ancient Greece
Section 4: Ancient Rome

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Best books for Ancient Rome Unit Ancient World History Book List –
Part 4  (Ancient Rome)

Welcome !
If you’ve been following this series, thanks for coming back!
I’m so excited to share all my favorite books for the Ancient Rome Unit.

If you’re just jumping in, you may like to check out the first post for these units
–> Free Ancient World History Curriculum  and the supplemental book lists for the previous sections as well.  These books are NOT required for the studies… they’re just my favorite resources (most I’ve personally used).  You will find the few required books for the curriculum included on each unit’s curriculum page.
Section 1:  Ancient Civilizations & the Old Testament   &  Book List
Section 2: Ancient Egypt  (includes Ancient China)    &  Book List
Section 3:  Ancient Greece   &   Book List

Be sure to follow my  Ancient History Pinterest Boards too !
I will be adding the best of the best FREE ideas to them frequently.
* Ancient Civilizations Board
* Ancient Egypt Board
* Ancient Greece Board  
* Ancient Rome Board

–>  This post contains affiliate links.  There will NOT be any additional charge to you if you click to Amazon through these links, but I will make a small commission if you do!  So thanks ahead for supporting my work !  🙂

*Literature :

*  Ancient Rome:  An Interactive History Adventure
* Mystery of the Roman Ransom  and   Detectives in Togas
* Roman Diary:  The Journal of Iliona     
* The Bronze Bow
* The Thieves of Ostia   (good series for the older kids)
 The Roman Mysteries Series
(Above is a link to the main page that shows the books in order)
* Vacation Under the Volcano   and   Ancient Rome: Fact Tracker Companion  
*Twice Freed            

*Resource/Informational Books:

Galen and the Gateway to Medicine 
* Where is the Colosseum ?
* What Was Pompeii ?
* Who Was Julius Caesar ?
* Augustus Caesar’s World 
* Science in Ancient Rome
* Journey Through the Bible
* You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Roman Soldier
* You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Roman Gladiator
* Drive Thru History:  Rome If You Want To

*Activity Guides:

* Spend the Day in Ancient Greece
* Tools of the Ancient Greeks: A Kid’s Guide to the History and Science of Life in Ancient Greece
* The Roman Empire  (Make It Work! History)
* Classical Kids:  An Activity Guide  (Ancient Greece and Rome) Hands-On History

Hope this list is helpful !
I’d love to know what YOU are using too !
Leave a comment.
HAPPY LEARNING !
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FREE Ancient Rome Unit
Free World History Curriculum

Part 4:  Ancient Rome

Welcome back to the latest post on Free Ancient World History Plans !
This section will cover the beginning of Roman Empire, Julius Caesar, the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, Constantine, and lots more !    🙂
For an introduction to this curriculum and how you can adapt it to all your needs, start below with the first post in this series-
 “Free Chronological World History Plan” .
World History Plan (Teach all ages at once !)You can find the daily plans for the following as well-
Section 1:  Ancient Civilizations & the Old Testament
Section 2: Ancient Egypt  (includes Ancient China)
Section 3: Ancient Greece
Section 4: Ancient Rome
Section 5: The Middle Ages & the 
Renaissance

Continue reading Free World History Curriculum- Part 4: Ancient Rome

Ancient Greece Book ListAncient World History Book List –
Part 3  (Ancient Greece)

Hello !
If you’ve been following this series, thanks for coming back!
I’m so excited to share all my favorite books for the Ancient Greece Unit.

If you’re just jumping in, you may like to check out the first post for these units
–> Free Ancient World History Curriculum  and the supplemental book lists for the previous sections as well.  These books are NOT required for the studies… they’re just my favorite resources (most I’ve personally used).  You will find the few required books for the curriculum included on the bottom of each unit’s curriculum page.
Section 1:  Ancient Civilizations & the Old Testament   &  Book List
Section 2: Ancient Egypt  (includes Ancient China)    &  Book List

Section 3:  Ancient Greece
Section 4:  Ancient Rome  &  Book List

Be sure to follow my  Ancient History Pinterest Boards too !
I will be adding the best of the best FREE ideas to them frequently.
* Ancient Civilizations Board
* Ancient Egypt Board
* Ancient Greece Board
* Ancient Rome Board

–>  This post contains affiliate links.  There will NOT be any additional charge to you if you click to Amazon through these links, but I will make a small commission if you do!  So thanks ahead for supporting my work !  🙂

*Literature :

The Trojan War: An Interactive Mythological Adventure   
* Tales From the Odyssey (Part 1)  & Tales From the Odyssey (Part 2)
(This is a 6 Book Series by Mary Pope Osborne if you enjoy them!)
* Hour of the Olympics
and    Ancient Greece and the Olympics: A Nonfiction Companion 

* Adventures in Ancient Greece (Good Times Travel Agency)
* The Lion in the Gateway
* Tales of the Greek Heroes

* The One-Eyed Giant  (Tales from the Odyssey)
Percy Jackson and the Olympians (Book 1)
(This is a 5 Book Series !)
* Percy Jackson’s Greek Hereos

*Resource/Informational Books:

Archimedes and the Door of Science  and   Herodotus and the Road to History
What’s Your Angle, Pythagoras? and Pythagoras and the Ratios: A Math Adventure
* D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths
* Who Was Alexander the Great ?
* Where Is the Parthenon ?
* Discovering God’s Story:  Fully Illustrated Bible Handbook in Chronological Order
* Understanding People of the Past:  The Ancient Greeks
* Science in Ancient Greece

*Activity Guides:

* Classical Kids: An Activity Guide to Life in Ancient Greece and Rome
(Hands-On History)

* Spend the Day in Ancient Greece:  Projects & Activities That Bring the Past to Life 
* Life in Ancient Greece Coloring Book   (Dover)
* Tools of the Ancient Greeks: A Kid’s Guide to the History and Science of Life in Ancient Greece

Hope this list is helpful !
I’d love to know what YOU are using too !
Leave a comment.
HAPPY LEARNING !
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Ancient Egypt Free World History Curriculum
Free World History Curriculum

Part 3:  Ancient Greece

Welcome back to the latest post on Free Ancient World History Plans !
This section will cover the beginning of Greek Culture, the first Olympic games, the Peloponnesian War, Alexander the Great, and lots more !    🙂

For an introduction to this curriculum and how you can adapt it to all your needs, start below with the first post in this series-
 “Free Chronological World History Plan” .
World History Plan (Teach all ages at once !)
Also in this series, you will find the daily plans for
Section 1:  Ancient Civilizations & the Old Testament
Section 2: Ancient Egypt  (includes Ancient China)
Section 4: Ancient Rome 
Section 5: The Middle Ages & the Renaissance 

Be sure to follow my  Ancient History Pinterest Boards too !  
I will be adding to them frequently.
* Ancient Civilizations Board
* Ancient Egypt Board
* Ancient Greece Board
* Ancient Rome Board
* Middle Ages Board
Lots of free ideas and activities to add to these units.

If you have ANY QUESTIONS  at all, I’d love to hear from you !
You can either comment at the bottom of this post or you can email me at
chenoah@fieldsofdaisies.com
Enjoy !
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Book List for Ancient World History (Part 1)

Ancient World History Book List – Part 1
(Ancient Civilizations and the Old Testament)

I can’t think of a better way to bring history alive and make it meaningful & memorable, than with great books !   Curled up reading about the adventures of a child living in the shadow of the ancient pyramids or cooking up an ancient recipe for an afternoon snack for “History Class” has to be one of the best parts of homeschooling !

If you’ve been following along with my Free Ancient World History Curriculum  posts, you may like to check out these book lists for each section.  These books are NOT required for these studies… they’re just my favorite resources (most I’ve personally used).  You will find the few required books for the curriculum included on each plan (start HERE).
I hope I will have saved you some time too, listing them all in one place.  🙂
–>  This post contains affiliate links.  There will NOT be any additional charge to you if you click to Amazon through these links, but I will make a small commission if you do!  So thanks ahead for supporting my work !  🙂

Section 1:  Ancient Civilizations & the Old Testament   &  Book List
Section 2: Ancient Egypt  (includes Ancient China)    &  Book List
Section 3:  Ancient Greece   &   Book List
Section 4:  Ancient Rome   &  Book List

Be sure to follow my  Ancient History Pinterest Boards too !
I will be adding the best of the best FREE ideas to them frequently.
* Ancient Civilizations Board
* Ancient Egypt Board
* Ancient Greece Board
* Ancient Rome Board

*Literature :
*In the Beginning
*The Truth Chronicles (Vol. 6 – The Ark)
(I haven’t read this series personally, but they sound really interesting, and
have great reviews! You may like to check out Volumes 1-5 as well…all would
fit in with this time in history!)
*Priceless Jewel at the Well
*Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob
*The Hittite Warrior

*Gilgamesh the Hero
*Gilgamesh Trilogy
*The Golden Goblet

*Resource/Informational Books:

*Journey Through the Bible   (Surprised a bit, but my kids loved this book !)
*DK Mesopotamia
*Great Civilizations

*Food at the Time of the Bible: From Adam’s Apple to the Last Supper
*Science in Ancient Mesopotamia

*Activity Guides:
*Ancient Israelites and Their Neighbors
*Archeology for Kids , Uncovering the Mysteries of Our Past
*Draw & Write Through History (Creation through Jonah)
*Family Guide to Biblical Holidays

*Old Testament Days- Kid’s Activity Guide

Hope this list is helpful ! 
I’d love to know what YOU are using too !
Leave a comment.  
HAPPY LEARNING !
Book List for Ancient World History Part 1

Ancient Egypt History for Kids

Free World History Curriculum

Part 2:  Ancient Egypt

Welcome back to the latest post on Free Ancient World History !
This section will cover many of the Pharaohs, the geography of ancient Egypt, the Great Pyramids, Moses, more about Joseph in Egypt, the Midianites, and of course, MUMMIES !  And lots more 🙂
For an introduction to this curriculum and how you can adapt it to all your needs, start
below with my first post in this series-  “Free Chronological World History Plan” .
World History Plan (Teach all ages at once !)
After that you can check out
Free World History Curriculum Part 1: Ancient Civilizations and the Old Testament .
Chronological World History Curriculum Free

Just to make finding everything easy from any of these pages, I am including below, each unit I’ve posted and the supplemental book lists for the previous & subsequent sections as well.  These books are NOT required for the studies… they’re just my favorite resources (most I’ve personally used).  You will find the few required books for the curriculum included on each unit’s curriculum page.
Section 1:  Ancient Civilizations & the Old Testament   &  Book List
Section 2: Ancient Egypt  (includes Ancient China)    &  Book List
Section 3:  Ancient Greece  &   Book List
Section 4:  Ancient Rome   &  Book List
Section 5: Middle Ages & the Renaissance  &  Book List

Be sure to follow my  Ancient History Pinterest Boards too !
I will be adding the best of the best FREE ideas to them frequently.
* Ancient Civilizations Board
* Ancient Egypt Board
* Ancient Greece Board
* Ancient Rome Board
* Middle Ages & the Renaissance Board

If you have ANY QUESTIONS  at all, I’d love to hear from you !
You can either comment at the bottom of this post or you can email me at
chenoah@fieldsofdaisies.com
Enjoy !

Continue reading Free world history curriculum – Part 2 Ancient Egypt

Chronological World History Curriculum Free

 

Free World History Curriculum

Part 1:  Ancient Civilizations/Old Testament

Hi !  I’m so glad you’re here 🙂

For an introduction to this curriculum and how you can adapt it to your needs, start
below with my first post in this series-  “Free Chronological World History Plan” .

Just to make finding everything easy from any of these pages, I am including below, each unit I’ve posted and the supplemental book lists for the previous & subsequent sections as well.  These books are NOT required for the studies… they’re just my favorite resources (most I’ve personally used).  You will find the few required books for the curriculum included on each unit’s curriculum page.
Section 1:  Ancient Civilizations & the Old Testament   &  Book List
Section 2: Ancient Egypt  (includes Ancient China)    &  Book List
Section 3:  Ancient Greece   &  Book List
Section 4:  Ancient Rome   &  Book List
Section 5: Middle Ages & the Renaissance  &  Book List

Be sure to follow my  Ancient History Pinterest Boards too !
I will be adding the best of the best FREE ideas to them frequently.
* Ancient Civilizations Board
* Ancient Egypt Board
* Ancient Greece Board
* Ancient Rome Board
*Middle Ages & the Renaissance Board

If you have ANY QUESTIONS  at all, I’d love to hear from you !
You can either comment at the bottom of this post or you can email me at
chenoah@fieldsofdaisies.com
Enjoy !
Continue reading free world history curriculum (Part 1)

World History Plan (Teach all ages at once !)
Homeschool World History Plan

A Chronological Study

(Teach all ages at once !)

Are you planning to study World History this year ?
Do you want to be able to use the same curriculum for ALL your kids?
Don’t know where to start ?

If you are writing your own curriculum or units, the task can be a bit overwhelming.
There are just so many topics to “cover”, and if you’re like me, they’re all so
interesting (and important!), it’s hard to narrow it all down and decide what to include !

THE WHAT:

I thought it might be fun and helpful to share our Chronological World History Outline (The Ancients through the Middle Ages).   My goal when I wrote this out was to see how all of the events and civilizations studied have fit into God’s sovereign plan to extend His Kingdom and purpose.  We therefore started in the book of Genesis and went through the history of “The Middle Ages”.  It was amazing as we studied through these major points to see how all the stories from the Bible that often seem disjointed, fit together with the history most of us learned in school !

Initially, it might seem like a lot of work to put together a year’s worth of history study at once, but the goal is to go through this same general outline 3 times by the end of high school, just with more attention to detail and in greater depth….AND you can use the same outline for ALL ages at one time!  Just tailor the reading materials and objectives a bit and VOILA !  Being able to teach ALL your kids at once is definitely worth the time !  It is quite easy to also incorporate corresponding  literature, science, art, geography, etc if you use this outline as a spine.   It actually made planning out all the other subject areas a piece of cake !  I will be posting details of how I did that and what resources I used.

THE HOW:

As we studied, we each kept a 3-ring binder-  our ‘all in one place’  time line.
We filled it with notes, coloring pages, drawings, print outs, etc… each page with a date on the bottom (or at least stuck in the appropriate “period” of history).  😀   In planning out our year, I also included biographies of important leaders, great artists, musicians, authors, scientists, etc. as applicable, and added them into the binder as well.
Scroll all the way to the bottom for some pictures from one of my children’s binder.

Under each heading, I included my objectives for each “section”.   Everyone will have different expectations for their kiddos, but I hope it is helpful at least to get the creativity flowing  !

You can find Daily Lessons for the first part of this series
here –>  Ancient Civilizations/Old Testament
Chronological World History Curriculum Free

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