Over the years, we have enjoyed using various homeschool history curriculum. Listed below you will see our family favourites. These are comprehensive and selected as they cover the Medieval time period.
Don't forget to check out the other resource pages (in the box at the end of this page) to make your study of the Middle Ages come alive.
Unit 1 of this Curriculum (There are 4 Units in each Year) covers the Middle Ages according to this plan:
Unit 1: The Middle Ages
Week 1: Twilight of the Western Roman Empire
Week 2: Byzantine Empire & the Eastern Orthodox Church
Week 3: Byzantine Empire & Rise of Islam
Week 4: The Making of Medieval Europe: Charlemagne
Week 5: Developments During the Viking Age
Week 6: Medieval Life: Feudalism
Week 7: The High Middle Ages
Week 8: The Mongols, Marco Polo, and the Far East
Week 9: The Reshaping of Medieval Europe
Week 10: Early Lights of the Reformation
More on Tapestry of Grace Curriculum here. Read some reviews.
|TruthQuest History: Middle Ages
By Michelle Miller / Truth Quest History
History may seem murky, but only because we wrongly focus on the long corridor of human actions. History is really a door to God Himself!
God created mankind and his times. He is the initiator; we are the responders. So, it is first God's truths and then our responding beliefs which shape all of history: government, philosophy, art, architecture, literature, scientific thinking, economics, law, and the value placed on human life itself.
TruthQuest History opens the door to it all by bringing together worldview wisdom, literature recommendations, and chronology... all in a fascinating storyline of spiritual context!
How? Picture your family reclining in a comfy boat. The current of TruthQuest History carries you... because each topic has its own powerful commentary and reading list. Your children do not just visit times... they understand them! They do not just read... they see cause-and-effect truth!
Whatever your style, TruthQuest History can benefit you. It follows key Charlotte Mason and Classical resources, and assists unit-study and unschooling familes exploring an era. TruthQuest History even helps you teach your own theology and choose your own resources! Adaptable for all grades.
More information on TruthQuest Homeschool History Curriculum here. Read some reviews.
|The Mystery Of History, Volume 2: The Early Church and the Middle Ages
By Linda Lacour Hobar / Bright Ideas Press
Your students will discover how God continually reveals himself in this big-picture look at world events from Pentecost to the printing press. User-friendly format features lively text, quizzes and tests, reviews, projects and activities, timeline and mapping assignments, answer keys, reproducible student pages, and more. It's classical, chronological---and complete! Grades 4 to 8. 704 pages, softcover.
|The Mystery of History Volume 2 Audio Book Set (12 Audio CDs)
By Linda Lacour Hobar / The Mystery Of History, Inc.
Listen along to the thrilling story of the Mystery of History Volume II! This 12-CD set features the Mystery of History Volume 2 stories read by author Linda Lacour Hobar and set to music. Read the text along with the CDs, or simply listen. Perfect for families on-the-go, with auditory learners, or who simply enjoy listening to an excellent narration! These CDs contain narrated lessons only, and do NOT include pretests, activities, quizzes, exercises, or other similar items in the textbooks.
Total listening time: 13 hours, 58 minutes
This CD is based on the The Mystery Of History, Volume 2: The Early Church and the Middle Ages textbook.
|The Mystery of History, Volume 2 Reproducibles on CD-ROM
By Bright Ideas Press
Accompanying The Mystery of History Volume 2, this reproducible CD-ROM includes pre-tests, post-tests, quarterly worksheets, semester tests, individual maps, and all appendices. No more racing to the copy shop! 1 CD-ROM.
More information on Mystery of History Curriculum
What I really love about Veritas Press History are their great History Card Sets
Now, if you decide you want to frame your own study, the best thing to do is to choose your spinebook. This can then become your thread. Read about the Famous Men of the Middle Ages and jump on and off as you please. Write a narration, draw a battle scene, colour in a map and add locations.
|Story of the World Vol. 2: The Middle Ages, Revised, Softcover
By Susan Wise Bauer / Peace Hill Press
Told in the straightforward, engaging style that has become Susan Wise Bauer's trademark, The Story of the World, Vol 2: The Middles Ages covers from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance. This read-aloud series is designed for parents to share with elementary school children in grades 1-4. This book is also appropriate for grades 5-8 to read independently. This new, revised edition contains new maps, illustrations and timelines. 416 indexed pages, softcover.
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|Story of the World, Vol. 2: The Middle Ages, Audio CD Set
By Susan Wise Bauer / Peace Hill Press
Award-winning storyteller Weiss brings Bauer's best-selling history to life for your elementary age students. They'll hear about the fall of Rome, the Byzantine Empire, the Viking Invasions, The Ottoman Empire, Renaissance and more. Perfect for schooling-on-the-go, auditory learners, and as a fun, unique way to "do school." Unabridged. Approximately 11 hours on 9 CDs.
|Story of the World, Vol. 2: The Middle Ages Activity Book, Rev.
By W W Norton
Don't just read through Story of the World...experience it! Accompanying Volume 2, The Middle Ages, each chapter features encyclopedia cross-references, review questions with answers, narration exercises, and crafts to illustrate various concepts and bring the past to life. Mini and full-page maps with rivers and seas are included, as well as reproducible pages, games, cut-outs, coloring pages, lists of literature readings and color-in review cards. 180 pages, softcover.
|Romans, Reformers, Revolutionaries: Full Family Curriculum Pack
By Diana Waring / Answers In Genesis
Delve right into some of the most tumultuous times in history with Diana Waring's bestselling Romans, Reformers and Revolutionaries. Incorporating God's purpose alongside historical facts, students will learn to apply a biblical perspective to every aspect of the past. Technology, medicine, philosophy and theology were growing in leaps and bounds during the time from AD 30-1799; learn through hands-on activities, exciting reading selections, audio CDs and activities that will engage students of every learning style. Grades 6-12.
This Kit Includes:
|Famous Men of the Middle Ages
By John H. Haaren, Addison B. Poland & Leigh Lowe / Memoria Press
Jump into the middle ages with this classic history text. The story of the Middle Ages is told through the lives of Attila the Hun, Charlemagne, William the Conqueror, Edward the Black Prince, and Joan of Arc among others. This book guides students through the turbulent 'dark age' of history and illuminates how the world transitioned from the end of ancient times to the birth of the modern era. Softcover, 139 pages.
|H.A. Guerber: The Story of the Middle Ages
By Christine Miller & Charlotte Yonge / Nothing New Press
Originally written in the early 19th century, H.A. Guerber's historical readers will give young children an exciting, narrative look at the human past. Writing from the conviction of biblical accuracy in all of history, events and cultures are dated according to the bible and an emphasis on God's sovereignty through Western history runs throughout. Children will appreciate the story like style as they hear of the great men and civilizations in chapters that are easy to digest, though they still retain a large vocabulary. Historical illustrations are used throughout.
The Story of the Middle Ages covers the period of time from Early English History through King Richard. 353 indexed pages, softcover.