Medieval World History
Full High School Level Class
Teacher: Natasha Jones
Meets: Tuesdays, 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. CST
Map Supplement to the History of the Medieval World, (you will need to print this in black and white)Set of quality colored pencils, including blackRegular writing pencilsErasersLots of Tracing PaperSpiral or Composition notebook
Medieval World History will cover the history of the world from years between the fourth and twelfth centuries, when rulers had to find new justification for their power, and they turned to divine truth or grace to justify political and military action. Right began to replace might as the engine of empire.
Students will be assigned multiple chapters of textbook reading each week, as well as terms to identify/define, short-answer questions, brief essay questions, and map work. This class will be dynamic and interactive, with in-class discussion. The study of the medieval world is a fascinating look at a distant time that will inform, inspire and illuminate our present age. While it may seem far removed, much of our modern society is informed by it.
Each weekly Medieval World History class will include both review and preview of weekly assignments, including guided discussions and brief essay presentations.
Why study Medieval History? History gives us great insight into society across time as well as how our modern world is shaped and informed by it. Ideas such as class divisions, government, economic surpluses, religion and geography, all relate back in some way to medieval civilization. Students will also gain a greater understanding of the lost and miserable pagan world and its desperate need for a Savior.
This course will tell the stories of people around the world. From the rise of Europe, to the complex Middle East, to the coast of Imperial China. Each countries’ specific characteristics will be explored while also recognizing and exploring how each continent interacts and influences the other. A perfect course for those interested in History, Theology, Literature, Politics, Diplomacy, the Military, and more. A must-have course for high school students as they prepare to launch into an increasingly complex world.
Required Materials: History of the Medieval World by Susan Wise Bauer, Map Supplement to the History of the Medieval World, (you will need to print this in black and white), Set of quality colored pencils, including black, Regular writing pencils, Erasers, Lots of Tracing Paper, Spiral or Composition notebook
Full Year Course – 1 Credit: The class will be taught and graded by your True North Homeschool Academy teacher. The coursework your child will complete in this high school level course is equal to one credit hour which may be awarded by your homeschool upon completion of the course. If you would like help determining your students’ credits or creating a transcript, check out our Academic Advising.
Required Books and Supplies:Map Supplement to the History of the Medieval World, (you will need to print this in black and white)Set of quality colored pencils, including blackRegular writing pencilsErasersLots of Tracing PaperSpiral or Composition notebook