This is our catalog of courses. We will occasionally adjust the course listing to reflect the addition of new courses and the retirement of others.
Sign up for this course to learn history in an engaging, enjoyable format. You will learn about St. Joan of Arc through her story and classroom discussions. Then, you can share your knowledge with a fun project of your choice.
Living History Through Literature is a project-based course series. These courses weave the study of literature into a meaningful and engaging encounter with a specific era of history. In LHTL: Medieval History 3, we meet St. Joan of Arc, the brave French girl from the early 15th century who heard a call from God to lead the French in their fight against the English. Her obedient response resulted in success for the French, but it also led to St. Joan’s martyrdom. Students will learn about Joan’s total love for God which empowered her courageous actions. Students will study the historical context of the novel and participate in engaging literature discussions. In this project-based course, students will engage in short quizzes and on projects of their choice. Project options will include fiction writing, preparing period-specific food and/or costumes, creating lapbooks, recreating scenes from the novel (Legos, clay, K’nex, digital drawing, hand-drawing, etc.), building a timeline, mapping, and more.
Class 1: Overview of Historical Context and Novel Introduction
Class 2: Literature Discussion; Project Introduction
Class 3: Literature Discussion; Cultural Overview
Class 4: Literature Discussion; Fiction Writing Tips
Class 5: Literature Discussion; Final Project Instructions
Class 6: Literature Analysis and Historical Connections; Student Project Showcase
Saint Joan, The Girl Soldier, Louis de Wohl, ISBN-10: 0898708222
Or ISBN-13: 978-0898708226 (or bookfinder.com) Your student will need Word 2007 or later version or the ability to convert a document to a Word-compatible document.
Homework: Weekly quizzes and reading assignments. Each week, students will work on one project-based assignment that will culminate in a final novel project submission (due at the end of week 6). Homework (including novel reading) will take 1.5-3 hours per week. Parents are encouraged to support younger students by reading texts aloud and helping with project planning and execution.