Ancient World History Book List –
Part 5 (Middle Ages & the Renaissance)
If you’ve been following this series, thanks!
This is the last section in the Ancient World History Curriculum.
The Middle Ages & the Renaissance 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.
*If you are continuing on to American History, I’ve got you covered with that too ! The next part in the series is the
Free Early American History Curriculum !
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
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Middle Ages & Renaissance Book List
*Spine Texts for the Ancient History Units-
I used 2 main history texts as the spine for the entire Free Ancient World History Curriculum series-
“A Child’s History of the World” by Virgil Hillyer (you’ll see it in the lessons as -> CHOW), and “The Story of the World” series by Susan Wise Bauer (abbreviated in the lessons- SOTW). HOWEVER, these (and all the other books I listed) are just a suggestion. You can use one of them, all of them, another text you already have, or none of them at all! Each daily lesson has TONS of online reading links, hands-on project suggestions, and other options to fully explore the given topic.
*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
*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
*Fields’s of Daisies’ History Book & Resources Lists:
*Ancient Civilizations & The Old Testament Books & Resources List
*Ancient Egypt Books & Resources List
*Ancient Greece Books & Resources List
*Ancient Rome Books & Resources List
*The Middle Ages Books & Resources List
*Early American History Books & Resources List
*Modern American History Books & Resources List
*Great Books & Resources for American History Unit Studies
(These go along with the American Girl Unit Studies, but have TONS of other resources as well. You will also find a CHRISTMAS section with some super fun ideas for Holiday Homeschooling!)