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Recorded MS
Middle School Medieval History

Join this Medieval History course for a comprehensive overview of the European Middle Ages that helps your student understand and make connections with history and today. (If you have younger students, this course fits perfectly with the Homeschool Connections Grade School Unit Study Program for grades 3-6.)

Total classes: 12

Prerequisite: None, but MS Ancient World Part Two recommended

Suggested grade level: 6th to 8th

Suggested credit: 1 semester Medieval or World History. For a full year, follow with Medieval Ingenuity: Medicine, Invention, and Technology in the Middle Ages in the spring.


Middle School Medieval History provides a comprehensive overview of the European Middle Ages. Beginning with the Fall of Rome in the 5th century, this course will guide students through the formative events of the Middle Ages up until the dawn of the Renaissance. The course will cover important political developments, as well as cultural trends, literature, and interesting personalities of the period. Special consideration will be given to the influence of the Catholic Church on the formation of medieval life.


Class 1: The Early Middle Ages

Class 2: Byzantium & Islam

Class 3: Merovingians and Carolingians

Class 4: The Norsemen

Class 5: Medieval Christianity

Class 6: The Feudal Age

Class 7: The Crusades

Class 8: Towns and Merchants

Class 9: Pilgrims and Mendicants

Class 10: Medieval Education

Class 11: The Latter Middle Ages

Class 12: The Close of the Middle Ages

Materials and Homework

Course Materials:

The Book of the Middle Ages by Dorothy Mills (ISBN: 978-1-61538-114-2, available from Memoria Press https://www.memoriapress.com/curriculum/classical-studies/book-of-the-middle-ages/),

The Book of the Middle Ages Student Guide by Matthew Anderson (ISBN: 1615382569), and

The Book of the Middle Ages Teacher Guide by Matthew Anderson (ISBN: 1615382577). The entire set can be purchased for $39.95 from Memoria Press (https://www.memoriapress.com/curriculum/classical-studies/book-middle-ages/)

*Note* Memoria Press also offers digital versions of all of these books at a much lower price than the printed editions.

Homework: Homework will consist in weekly reading from the textbook, self-graded weekly work out of the student book, and quarterly automated online quizzes. The estimated homework commitment per week is two hours. There is no answer key booklet included with this course.

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