Free Middle Ages Unit Study

Free Middle Ages History Curriculum

The Middle Ages- Free History Curriculum Series

Part 5:  History Of 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” .

Free Homeschool History Curriculum


**If you just want to see the FREE Middle Ages Curriculum, please just keep scrolling on down and you’ll find it further down (in red)! **

You can find the daily plans for each part of the FREE History Curriculum series below:

*Section 1:  Ancient Civilizations & the Old Testament
+FREE History of Ancient Civilizations/Old Testament Curriculum Lesson Plans
+FREE Ancient Civilizations / Old Testament Printable History Cards
+Ancient Civilizations/OT Printable PDF Version
+FREE 21 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Civilizations
+21 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Civilizations Printable PDF 
+Ancient Civilizations/OT Great Books Reading List
+Ancient Civilizations/OT History BUNDLE

*Section 2: Ancient Egypt  (includes Ancient China)
+FREE History of Ancient Egypt/China Curriculum Lesson Plans
+Ancient Egypt/China Curriculum Printable PDF Version
+Ancient Egypt Printable History Cards
+FREE 21 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Egypt
+21 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Egypt Printable PDF Version
+Ancient Egypt/China Great Books List !
+Ancient Egypt History Bundle

*Section 3:  Ancient Greece
+FREE History of Ancient Greece Curriculum Lesson Plans
+ Ancient Greece History Curriculum- Printable PDF
+ Printable Ancient Greece History Cards

Ancient Greece Books and Resources List
+FREE 21 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Greece- History Starters
+21 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Greece-  PDF Version
*Ancient Greece History BUNDLE

*Section 4:  Ancient Rome
+FREE History of Ancient Rome Curriculum Lesson Plans
+ Ancient Rome History Curriculum- Printable PDF
Ancient Rome Books and Resources List
+Printable Ancient Rome History Cards
+FREE 21 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Rome-  History Starters

+21 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Rome-  PDF Version
*Ancient Rome History BUNDLE

*Section 5: Middle Ages & the Renaissance
+ FREE History of the Middle Ages Lessons Plans
+ Middle Ages History Curriculum-  Printable PDF

Books and Resources List
+ Printable Middle Ages History Cards
+ FREE 21 30 Fascinating Facts About the Middle Ages
+21 30 Fascinating Facts About the Middle Ages Printable PDF 
+Middle Ages History BUNDLE


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+Ancient History Curriculum Series PDF Version-  BUNDLE
+Ancient History Curriculum Series Printable History Cards-  BUNDLE
+COMPLETE Ancient History BUNDLE


*If you are continuing on to American History, you can find the next section in this series here –>
  Free Early American History Curriculum  &  Free Modern American History Curriculum

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The Middle Ages History Unit

*The Middle Ages Timeline

1. Fall of the Roman Empire/The Dark Ages                   (476 AD)
2. Charlemagne                                                                      (800 AD)
3. The Crusades                                                                      (1095 AD)
4. The Magna Carta                                                               ( 1215 AD)
5. Marco Polo                                                                           (1324 AD)
6. The Black Death                                                                 (1334 AD)
7. The Hundred Years War                                                   (1337 AD)
8. Joan of Arc                                                                           (1431 AD)
9. Gutenberg Printing Press                                                 (1436 AD)
10. Spanish Inquisition                                                         (1478 AD)
11. Martin Luther/ Reformation                                        (1517 AD)
12.  Renaissance Art,Architecture & Invention

*Overview of Lessons for this section:

*Week 1–  The Geography of Europe, the Fall of Rome, and the Franks
*Week 2-  Charlemagne & Medieval Life
*Week 3-  Castles and the Days of Knights
*Week 4-  Days of Knights and the Code of Chivalry
*Week 5-  The Church in the Middle Ages & the Crusades
*Week 6-  Explore It More! Week
*Week 7-  The Normans, The Tudors & Elizabethan Era
*Week 8-The Kings & Queens
*Week 9-
 The Renaissance
Notebook It ! Week/ Show What You Know Week
(*Explanation at beginning of plans for this week)
*Week 10-  The Art, Architecture, and Invention of the Renaissance
*Week 11-  Final Ancient History Week
(*Explanation at beginning of plans for this week)

*Middle Ages Learning Objectives:

+ Be able to sequence Middle Ages cards
(and OT/Ancient Civilizations, Egypt, Greece, and Rome cards)
+ Be able to tell at least 3 facts about each card
+ Be able to tell what “The Middle Ages” and the term “Renaissance” mean.
+ Be able to tell when and in what part of the world did most of the events studied occur.
+ Be able to locate the continent of Europe on a map and the other areas we noted in our studies.
+ Be able to define:
– serf             -chivalry      -vellum        -lord        -hearldic
-gothic          -vassal         -coat of arms
-flying buttress                 -monk         -manuscript
-illumination                       -Romanesque          -heretic
-pope             -fresco        -monastery                -Anglo-Saxon
-peasant      -cathedral  -minstrel                      -bishop
+ Be able to describe what the political and social systems of the Middle Ages were like.
+Be able to name some of your favorite Kings, Queens and rulers of this time.
+Be able to discuss the Code of Chivalry.
+Be able to describe what a day in the life of a child living in the Middle Ages would be like.  Include what their homes, possessions, and lives might be like depending on their social status.
+Be able to recognize art & architecture from this period & discuss what sets it apart from other ancient art we’ve learned about.
+Be able to recall some of the achievements in architecture, exploration, and science that occurred during this time.
+Be able to name at least one notable artist, one inventor, and one scientist of the time.
+Be able to discuss some of the important events that happened during this period and tell why they were such an important part of God’s work.
+ Add at least one page per event to your binder
(be sure you are including important people and the arts!)

**WHAT is a history binder?**
You will see mentions in this series to add pages to your “history binder”.  So what do I mean?
Here is how we made ours…
As we studied through each section of history, we each kept our own 3-ring binder-  an ‘all in one place’  type of timeline.  We filled the binders with fun facts, history related coloring pages, drawings, print outs, etc… each page with a date on the bottom (or at least stuck in the appropriate order/“period” of history).  We even added brochures from the art museum and other field trips that tied into our ancient studies!  In planning out our year, I also included biographies of important people, great artists, musicians, authors, scientists, etc. as applicable, and added them into the binder as well.  The suggestions you will find under “People”, “Places”, “Events”, and “Vocabulary” all would make great page headings to include in these binders.  As you flip through your binders to add pages, it is an automatic visual review of how these things fit together in a chronological history of our world.  The Printable History Cards  and  the 21 Fascinating Facts History Starters also make great additions!
Scroll down to WEEK 7 in this section to read some more ideas of what to add to your binders!
Do you have to use a history binder?
No.  You could make a huge timeline on the wall, or you could simply keep a notebook with tabs for vocabulary, important people and places, etc… This curriculum is meant to simply give you an outline to work from.  Add or take away whatever you want to make this a perfect fit for YOUR family!

**NOTE:  Below is an outline of reading/activities for a three day schedule.  You could easily change this to 5 days by adding in some great hands on activities, if that fits your needs better.  Imagine doing Art/Discovery Projects on the other two “off” days that are related to the era… creating your own castle, or your own coat of arms, or cooking your very own royal feast banquet style!  The possibilities are endless and so much FUN !!!  These are the kind of projects that will make MEMORIES !   Kind of like the time a mummy showed up at our Thanksgiving table  😀    If you missed that, you can read about it  HERE .  I think we talk about this pretty much every year (it happened when my now 25 year old son was about 4)!   lol

We read many GREAT historical fiction books for “Language Arts” during this study.  This is a great way to have lots of time to ENJOY reading and cover two “subject areas” at once.  It also makes these lessons super easy to use for ALL OF YOUR CHILDREN!   I believe in keeping a basket full of books of various reading levels on the topic somewhere where your children will spot them.  That way, the littles can look through the pictures of the books that are above their reading level, and the bigs can quickly read through many of the books that are easier for them.

Teaching All Ages At Once-

The  lessons I have written in this series are meant to be self directed for middle school ages .  But if you are using this for multiple ages like I did, I simply read the Story of the World OR Child’s History of the World out loud, and some of the other historical fiction at times.  I have included a few “extra” books at the bottom of this page for much younger readers and they can always be included in the hands on activities. Days of Knights and Damsels: An Activity Guide is my favorite for ideas that can be leveled up or made a bit more simple, but enjoyed by all!!

My “little” often colored pages to put in her own timeline binder while I read aloud! Super easy to find ( HERE or HERE  or HERE) or your can pinterest some free printables to keep on hand when the wiggles strike. I was amazed at how much she absorbed just by coloring and  listening !!   They are great to add in to the timeline binders for the big kids as well 🙂

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Also, be sure to check out the PRINTABLE PDF ,  Printable History Cards , and  FREE History Starters for this study!
The Middle Ages Printable PDF– You can now have each lesson printed out, and ready at a glance (PDF)!  Quickly add in vocabulary from the reading, note facts to add to your timeline, or use it to check off work completed.  This 30 page packet includes Field Trip Ideas, planners, and lots of little extras to organize this unit into a no stress, FUN learning experience for the whole family!
The Middle Ages Printable History Cards–  Use these companion Printable History Cards to extend the FUN and hands-on learning !!  Discover all the People, Places, and Events of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance the ENJOYABLE way!  Just PRINT & GO!   Each set of history cards comes with a list of my favorite games and learning ideas!
FREE 21 Fascinating Facts About the Middle Ages–  The marvels of the Medieval era will shock and amaze you! Little bites of information seem to be the things we remember.  Maybe it’s because it sparks our interest and makes us hungry for more.  That is why I wanted to write this series of posts.  Start each lesson in the Free Middle Ages History Curriculum with an amazing, fascinating, weird, or wonderful fact, and get EXCITED about learning this year!

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*Vocabulary-  Just a short list…add as you go if you’d like
+barbarian          +manor            +chivalry        +heraldry
+reformation     +tapestry       +serf                 +feudalism
+squire                 +vassal            +lance              +apprentice
+rampart             +guild               +mercenary  +realm
+apothecary      +parliament  +reanaissance
+peasant             +lord                 +alchemy        +pope

*People-  so many Henries and Charles and…  same as vocabulary, add as you’d like.
+Barbarians           +Byzantines       +The Franks          +Clovis
+Charlemagne     +Pope Leo           +Pope Gregory
+Martin Luther     +Johann Gutenberg                   +Thomas Becket
+Henry II                  +The Normans   +Goths           + Galileo
+Richard the Lionhearted                  +Copernicus
+The Tudors          +Leonardo Davinci                      +Elizabeth I

When I wrote this unit, I initially used only ‘A Child’s History of the World’ for the main spine.  However, I often added in sections from ‘The Story of the World’ (Vol. 2).  And since many of you probably already have a copy of either/both ‘The Story of the World’ (Vol. 2)(SOTW2)  or  ‘A Child’s History of the World’ (CHOW) already, I have written the reading plans for each day to include both of those books.  You can use one, both, or even none of them and use what you have !  🙂  I have included lots of corresponding reading online, so you could essentially do this unit and add in your own reading.


*WEEK 1 :  The Geography of Europe,
the Fall of Rome, and the Franks

Suggested Supplemental Reading:  ‘The Door in the Wall

*Day 1- What are the Middle Ages?
and the Geography of Medieval Europe

*CHOW- Chapter 40: Barbarian Invaders
*SOTW2-  Chapter 1:  The Glory That Was Rome

* What are the Middle Ages?   (An interactive quest)
*Geography of Europe in the Middle Ages
Medieval Europe Geography & Maps

+Color and Label this map of  Medieval Europe 
and you may like the one below as well
Eastern Europe 1400 AD
from Layers of Learning     (I LOVE this site by the way!!)

* What are the Middle Ages ?  An introduction from Khan Academy  (10 minutes)
*You might enjoy (ok…maybe YOU won’t, but your kids most likely will) watching Scholastic’s Horrible Histories:  Measly Middle Ages   (22 minutes)

*Day 2-  The Fall of Rome & the Anglo Saxons

*CHOW-  Chapter 42: New Places- New Heroes
*SOTW2-  Chapter 2:  The Early Days of Britain
*Who Were the Anglo-Saxons?

*BBC Kids History-  Who Were the Anglo-Saxons
The Romans, the Britons and the Anglo Saxons   (interactive)

*Meet an Anglo-Saxon Warrior   (about 2 minutes)
*8 Short Clips about Life in an Anglo-Saxon Village 

+ Write-
– Add this section’s vocabulary words to history notebook
(in vocabulary section)

*Day 3-  Who Were the Franks?

*CHOW-  Chapter 47-48:  Two Empires, Two Emperors and Getting a Start
*SOTW2-  Chapter 11:  The Kingdom of the Franks
* Who were the Franks?
*Middle Ages and the Franks

* Short video from about Frankish History: Clovis and the Merovingians
(Best for older students, but really good information!  about 6 minutes)

+ Write-
– Finish this section’s vocabulary words

*WEEK 2 : Charlemagne and Medieval Life
Suggested Supplemental Reading:  ‘The Door in the Wall

*Day 1-  Who was Charlemagne ?

*SOTW2-  Chapter 13:  The Great Kings of France
*Who Was Charlemagne ?
*Who Was Pope Adrian ?
*The End of the Frankish Empire

*Check out this Map of Europe at the end of Charlemagne’s life

*Charlemagne !   (History Teachers Sing)
*An Introduction to Charlemagne  (Khan Academy- about 7 minutes)

*Day 2-  What is Feudalism?

*CHOW-  Chapter 50:  Real Castles
*SOTW2-  Chapter 16:  England After the Conquest
* What is feudalism ?
*What is the manorial system ?

*What is the difference between feudalism and manorism ?  (About 6 minutes)

*Feudalism    (BrainPop-  Interactive Game)
* Explore  Medieval Life     (interactive)


*Day 3- Life on the Manor & in the Castle

* “If You Lived in the Days of the Knights
(p. 7-11; 18-19; 26-27; 40-42; 62-64 top)
–> note:  this book is an easy & fun read…I tried to arrange readings around the lesson themes in the daily plans…this made it jump around quite a bit.  You could simply just choose to read a little each day in the order the book was written  🙂
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*Where did they all live ?
*The Commoners  (peasants & serfs)
*The Nobility  AND   Nobility & Titles

*Short intro to Life in a Castle   (about 2 minutes)
*Meet a Medieval Noble Woman   (about 3 minutes)
*Daily Life in the Middle Ages   (About 24 minutes)
*A Day in the Life… Of a 10 Year Old Norman Boy   (BBC…about 2 minutes)
*Daily Life in A Medieval Castle
*Castles by David Macaulay
(full length video by author of well known book “Castle”)


*Life on the Manor    (interactive)
*Life in the castle
*Explore a Medieval Castle
*Take a virtual tour of Raglan Castle  &  Warwick Castle
*Design your own Cathedral Arch

*WEEK 3 :  The Days of Knights
Suggested Supplemental Reading:  ‘The Door in the Wall

*Day 1- Who were the Knights ?

*SOTW2-  Chapter 15:  The First Kings of England
* “If You Lived in the Days of the Knights”      (p. 13-17)

*How to Joust Like a Medieval Knight   (3 minutes )
*Medieval Knights   ( A Kid Explains History about 3 minutes)
*Watch this short clip of Jousting at Hever Castle   (3 minutes) or THIS (
*Simple History-  All About  Medieval Knights   (about 4 minutes)
*I’m a Knight  (Why are these parody songs so catchy ? )

*Intro –> Medieval Knights  then explore Knights & Jousting   (Interactive)


*Day 2- Knights & Armor

*SOTW2- Chapter 16: England After the Conquest
* “If You Lived in the Days of the Knights”      (p. 22-23;  20-21; 28-30)
*  Knights & Armor

*Arming a Medieval Knight    (About 3 minutes )

*People & Places Vocabulary  (see list at top of unit)


*Day 3- Knights & Heraldry

*”If You Lived in the Days of the Knights”      (p. 24)
* Finish “A Door in the Wall
* What is Heraldry?
*Knights & Coats of Arms

*Knights & Coat of Arms    (about 6 minutes)

*Make Your Own Coat of Arms   also   HERE     (Online Interactive)
*Knights & Castles    (interactive)
*Explore Coat of Arms

*WEEK 4 : The Days of Knights and the Code of Chivalry

*Suggested supplemental reading-  “The Whipping Boy”

*Day 1- The Code of Chivalry

*SOTW2-  Chapter 17:  Knights & Samurai
*What is the Code of Chivalry ?
*”If You Lived in the Days of the Knights”      (p. 50-51 top)
* Code of Chivalry
(This site has some really nice period paintings too!)
*Medieval Codes of Chivalry listed
(Includes the Rules of Courtly Love- with reference to Anne Boylen)

*Chivalry- Khan Academy  (about 3 minutes)
* King Arthur & The Knights of the Round Table
(You may enjoy listening to this free audiobook- 1 hour 24 minutes)


*Day 2- Medieval Codes

*The Myth & Legend of Robin Hood  (good for younger children)
*Who Was Robin Hood?   (from National Geographic)

*A Kid Explains History- Robin Hood   (about 5 minutes)
*The Real Robin Hood…Did he really exist ?  (  About 4 minutes)
The Adventures of Robin Hood”    (You can watch on YouTube for free-  1hr 35min)



*Day 3- Knights & Medieval Literature

* Finish reading  “The Whipping Boy
*Knights & Medieval Literature
*Stories of Roland    (You may like to read some or all of the stories included- There’s an intro to this book and an introduction to Roland 🙂
*What is ‘The Song of Roland’ ?
*Here are some more ‘Stories of Roland’
(Digital Book- You can also read the PDF Version )

*Beowulf         (Really good retelling !  26 minutes)
*The Song of Roland   (Audiobook on YouTube-  about 20 minutes)
*Sir Gawain and the Green Knight   (Animated retelling- 24 minutes)
*The Song of Roland    (Played on traditional instruments and sung)

*Week 5: The Church in the Middle Ages & the Crusades

*Suggested supplemental reading-   “Monks and Mystics

*Day 1- The Church in the Middle Ages

*CHOW-  Chapter 43:  Being Good  and  Chapter 56: Bibles Made of Stone and Glass
*SOTW2-  Chapter 3:  Christianity Comes to Britain  and  Chapter 4:  The Byzantine Empire
*Religion in Medieval Europe   OR  The Church in  Medieval Europe
*Monks & Monasteries

*The Church   (A thorough explanation of the Church hierarchy and terms…video 9 min)
*Meet a Medieval Monk (Really nicely done !  4 minutes)
*A Day in Medieval Life –  The Monk   (20 minutes)

*LOTS of links to explore Religion in the Middle Ages  and also  —>   HERE

*Day 2- What is the Reformation?

*CHOW-  Chapter 67:  Christians Quarrel
*SOTW2-  Chapter 34:  Martin Luther’s New Ideas
*What is the reformation?
*Reformation for Kids

*The Reformation   (Good for Middle/High school – about 10 minutes)
*Martin Luther and Reformation Day     (Drive Thru History- 3 minutes)
and Martin Luther Special   (9 minutes)
*Martin Luther      (History Teachers Sing-  😀  sorry I couldn’t help myself !)

*Interactive Medieval Monk (Martin Luther Intro)    – from PBS

*Day 3- What were the Crusades?

*CHOW-  Chapter 53:  A Great Adventure  and  Chapter 54: Three Kings In a Row
*SOTW2-  Chapter 18:  The Age of Crusades
*Who Started the Crusades ?
*What are the Crusades ?
*Effects of the Crusades
*History of the Crusades
(This has a chronological  list of all of the “crusades”)

*Explanation of the Crusades
(Good for middle/high school about 9 minutes)
*What Started the Crusades ?      (15 minutes)

*Interactive Map : The Crusades

*Week 6 –  Explore It More !  Week

*This week is all about HANDS ON FUN !
I will list some of my favorite ideas, but you can find lots more on my Pinterest board   Homeschool- Middle Ages   and there’s a whole section of my favorite hands-on learning type books for the Middle Ages in my book list.  You can find that post –> HERE

Make your own coat of arms   (Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool)
Make your own stained glass !  (I love this one!  From Having Fun at Home)
Build your own catapults   (from Family Maven)
Hold your own Medieval Feast    (from Owlcation)
Try some Medieval Chemistry   (from Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool)

*Week 7 –  The Normans, the Tudors, and Elizabethan Era

*Suggested supplemental reading-   “Monks and Mystics

*Day 1- The Magna Carta , The Tudors, and the Elizabethan Era

*CHOW-  Chapter 57:  John, Whom Nobody Loved
*SOTW2-  Chapter 19: A New Kind of King
*King John & the Magna Carta
*What is the Magna Carta ?
*The Tudors and the Elizabethan Era

*The Story of the Magna Carta   (Animated video- 13 minutes)
*The Tudors   (Catchy song to remember Tudor facts)
*Queen Elizabeth I   (BrainPop 4 minutes)

*Explore the Magna Carta
*Explore Tudor  Life      (interactive)
*Play Tudor Street Game
*Dress a Tudor game
*Elizabethan Spy Game
*Design and Elizabethan Garden

*Day 2- William the Conqueror, The Battle of Hastings, & the Normans

*CHOW-  Chapter 52:  A Pirate’s Great Grandson
*The Normans & the Conquest of England
*What is the Bayeux Tapestry ?  and What does it tell us about William the Conqueror ?

*Meet William the Conqueror & King Harold
*The Battle Hastings
*Why William Won the Battle

*Explore the Battle of Hastings Interactive
*The Battle of Hastings Game
*Make your own Bayeux Tapestry

*Day 3- The Black Plague
NOTE:  You may wish to skip this lesson (it’s pretty graphic) if your kiddos are little or if you have any hypochondriacs listening in  😀

*CHOW-  Chapter 60:  Then Test Wart Hate Verwas
*SOTW2-  Chapter 25:  The End of the World
*What is the Black Plague ?  OR   The Black Death  (from BBC Bitesize)
*9 Place Connected to the Black Death
(informative of the time & explains much of the art work from this time)
*9 Weird Medieval Medicines    (Just because this is so interesting 🙂 )
*Hidden Histories of 3 Nursery Rhymes

*A Kid Explains History-  The Black Death  (3 minutes)
*Black Death   (History.Com – NOTE:  a bit scary !   4 minutes)

*Explore The Black Plague , life during the Black Plague Interactive
and How the Plague Spread

*Week 8 –  The Kings  and Queens

*Suggested supplemental reading-
“King Arthur & His Knights of the Round Table”

*Day 1- Henry V, Charles VI, & Joan of Arc

*SOTW2-  Chapter 26:  France and England at War
*The Hundred Years War 
*Henry V    OR  10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About…
*Charles VI of France
*Joan of Arc

*Battle of Agincourt   (3 minutes)
*Joan of Arc    (Animated Hero Classics – About 24 minutes)
*Joan of Arc      (History Teachers Sing- about 4 minutes)

*Explore the Kings & Queens !
*How the Battle of Agincourt Was Won   (Interactive)

*Day 2- The Wars of the Roses

*SOTW2-  Chapter 27:  War For the English Throne
*What was the Wars of the Roses ?

*The Wars that Inspired Game of Thrones
(TEDTalk about 6 minutes…not about GOT, good visuals for
teaching this lesson!)

*Explore the People and Places of the Wars of the Roses (and the Tudors !)

*Day 3- Queen Elizabeth

*CHOW-  Chapter 68:  Queen Elizabeth  and  Chapter 69: The Age of Elizabeth
*Who was Queen Elizabeth I ?
*What is the Elizabethan Era?

*The Magic Grandad-  Elizabeth I    (BBC video about 14 minutes)

*All About Queen Elizabeth I   (interactive)
*Explore Elizabethan Era

*Week 9 –  Reading &  Wrap Up
*Suggested supplemental reading-
“King Arthur & His Knights of the Round Table”

*NOTE:  This is intended to be a week to catch up and finish vocabulary,
notebooking, history cards, etc…   AND mostly to be used to READ READ, READ.
My kids enjoyed reading uninterrupted immensely.   You can just skip this if you’d like and move to week 9.  I always try to include a week like this in my units for the pure enjoyment of the book(s) and topic.

*Week 10 –  The Art, Architecture, and Invention of the Renaissance

*Suggested supplemental reading-  “The Apprentice

 *Day 1- Renaissance Art

*CHOW-  Chapter 66:  Rebirth
*SOTW2-  Chapter 35:  The Renaissance
*Renaissance Art   and   Artists
*Renaissance Art

*Overview of the Renaissance  (focus on art-  about 8 minutes)
*Renaissance Art   (Khan Academy 9 minutes)
*Michaelangelo   (about 5 minutes)

*Explore the Renaissance    (interactive)
*Virtual Art Tours of Renaissance Art from the Web Gallery of Art
*Virtual Tour of the Sistine Chapel
*Explore Renaissance Art   (links to many sites !)

+Day 2- Renaissance Architecture

*SOTW2-  Chapter 37:  The New Universe
*Renaissance Architecture 
*Renaissance Architecture Facts   (scroll down for lots of images)

*Renaissance Architecture   (4 minutes)
*Art & Architecture of the Renaissance    (Virtual Field Trip)

*Drawings of Renaissance Architecture 
*Virtual Tour of the Pauline Chapel 

+Day 3- The Renaissance and Invention

*The Renaissance:  Inventors & Scientists
*10 Fascinating Inventions of the Renaissance  and —->  THIS

*Galileo     (Nest Video-  about 28 minutes)
*Leonardo DaVinci   (Nest Video – about 28 minutes)
*Gutenberg Printing Press    (about 5 minutes)

*Leonardo DaVinci

*Week 11– Final Ancient History Week

*Day 1-

+Make a cover page for this section to add to your binder.  Be sure to put a line across the bottom of the page and note our “beginning date”.

+Make a page for each of the 13 sections (see below).
This can be print outs, coloring sheets, or hand written pages.  BE CREATIVE!
Just the heading and the line need to be done for each page today.
(Again, be sure to add the timeline date line at the bottom of each page)

1. Fall of the Roman Empire/The Dark Ages               (476 AD)
2. Charlemagne                                                                      (800 AD)
3. Otto I                                                                                       (936 AD)
4. The Crusades                                                                      (1095 AD)
5. The Magna Carta                                                               ( 1215 AD)
6. Marco Polo                                                                           (1324 AD)
7. The Black Death                                                                 (1334 AD)
8. The Hundred Years War                                                   (1337 AD)
9. Joan of Arc                                                                            (1431 AD)
10. Gutenberg Printing Press                                             (1436 AD)
11. Spanish Inquisition                                                         (1478 AD)
12. Martin Luther/ Reformation                                        (1517 AD)
13.  Renaissance Art,Architecture & Invention

*Day 2-

+Add information for each of the 13 pages you made on Day 1.
You may write things you can remember…quotes…draw pictures, etc.
Add in any of the activities you tried on the proper page :
Recipes, pictures,  or description of any food  you cooked, drawings of any inventions you made,etc.
You also could use main ideas from the reading
(cut & paste pictures, bubble notes, or bullet points…)
You may like these
Middle Ages Coloring Pages 

*Day 3-
+ Review the 13 index cards.
+ Do a Candy Quiz on these today !


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*BOOKS/RESOURCES  LIST  (1 Core Book/ 6 Supplemental )

*Other Recommended Ancient World History Resources (Just for Fun!)
    *This is a brief list of some “extras” for this unit.  I will post another book list of all my favorites separately.

Be sure to follow my Ancient History Pinterest Boards.

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.

And be sure to check out my full list of ABSOLUTE FAVORITE living books and resources for making ancient world history come ALIVE !!
Middle Ages & Renaissance Book List

Ancient Rome Book List
Ancient Greece Book List
Ancient Egypt Book List 
Ancient Civilizations & the Old Testament Book List


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