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Medicine, Invention, and Technology in the Middle Ages

Give your middle school student this dynamic, high-interest science and history course highlighting valuable innovations and scientific discoveries impacting both history and today.

Total classes: 12

Prerequisite: None, but Middle School Medieval History recommended (Fall 2020)

Suggested grade level: 6th to 8th

Suggested credit: One full semester Medieval or World History


Medicine, Invention, and Technology in the Middle Ages is a fresh look at medieval history through the lens of science. Too often the medieval period is depicted as one of ignorance, superstition, and technological backwardness. This class will acquaint students with many valuable scientific advances of the Middle Ages and demonstrate that the medieval era was actually a time of dynamic discovery and innovation.


Class 1: Science in the late Roman world

Class 2: Plowing and Horses

Class 3: The Waterwheel

Class 4: Military Engineering

Class 5: Miscellaneous Medieval Inventions

Class 6: Astronomy and Astrology

Class 7: Alchemy and Chemistry

Class 8: The Mechanical Clock

Class 9: Gothic Architecture

Class 10: Medieval Biology

Class 11: Medieval Medicine

Class 12: The Scientific Community

Materials and Homework

Course Materials: All course materials will be provided by the instructor.

Homework: Homework will consist in readings and automated online quizzes. The estimated homework commitment per week is 2 hours.

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