My favorite time period to teach history in my homeschool is the medieval times. I find the characters of the Middle Ages fascinating; their stories are intriguing and have captured my children’s attention and deepened their love of history.
We have a wonderful free medieval history curriculum for you valued at $19.99 (a Cathy Duffy Top 102 Pick!). Scroll to get immediate access.
There is a lot we can learn about this time in history. Often times this period is referred to by different names, the Medieval Times, Middle Ages, and Dark Ages, however the Dark Ages generally refer to the first half of the Middle Ages from 500 to 1000 AD.
This week we have teamed up with Classical Historian to bring you a gem for FREE: Take a Stand! Medieval Civilizations Student’s Edition ($19.99 value).
The Take a Stand! series is not a set of textbooks, but rather thinking, reading, speaking, and writing guides.
Your children will learn about:
- The Fall of the Roman Empire
- Islamic Civilization
- Medieval China
- Medieval Africa
- Medieval Japan
- Medieval Europe
- Civilizations of the Americas
- The Renaissance
- The Reformation
- The Scientific Revolution
- The Age of Exploration
The following thinking and writing skills are covered:
- Fact or Opinion?
- Supporting Evidence
- Primary or Secondary Analysis
- Using Quotes
- Thesis Statement
- Outline for a One-Paragraph Essay
- Rough Draft for a One-Paragraph Essay
- Taking Notes
- Thesis Statement for a Five Paragraph Essay
- Rough Draft for a Five Paragraph Essay
- Documenting Sources in a Text
- Works Cited
- Typing Guidelines
- The Cover Page and Checklist
- Thesis Statement for a Multi-Page Essay
- Counter argument
- Analyzing Primary Sources
- Cause and Effect
- Compare and Contrast
- One-Paragraph Grading Rubric
- Five-Paragraph Grading Rubric
- Multi-Page Grading Rubric
Whew! As you can see this curriculum covers A LOT! This is a Cathy Duffy Top 102 Pick! Read cathy’s review here.
Click here to visit the publisher’s website and learn more.
Take a Stand! Medieval Civilizations Student’s Edition is geared towards older students, typically 6-9 grade and will teach some very essential critical thinking skills in addition to the writing skills above and facts about medieval history.
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Carrie is the owner & operator of Homeschool Giveaways. She has been homeschooling for over a decade and has successfully graduated her first homeschooler. She has two girls and works side by side at home with her awesome husband. She has been saved by grace, fails daily, but continues to strive toward the prize of the high calling of being a daughter of the Most High God.
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