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The LBC Guide to the Middle Ages covers a thousand-year period in which the Western world transitioned from monarchies with absolute rule to nation states with early forms of self-government. By the dawn of the European Renaissance (1550), the achievements in science, medicine, literature and the arts were astounding. This guide explores the medieval world from the inside out, through the lives and times of the people. Each lesson comes to life with biographies, historical fiction and well-written histories. Each lesson’s activities relate to medieval life and sample narration and discussion questions guide the teaching parent.

Experience the Middle Ages as never before.

• Designed for multi-age and multi-grade, ages 9 and up.
• Covers the Middle Ages from the fall of Rome, in 497, to the dawn of the Renaissance, about 1550.
• 16 lessons arranged by topic and by week to help you in your planning.
• Provides the “Year-at-Glance” overview of readings and activities to help in scheduling.
• Teaches through works of literature—each lesson topic has a selection of books for study and a supplementary list of readings for further exploration.
• Medieval times become memorable with easy-to-do activities—making a coat of arms, weaving, illuminating a manuscript, enjoying a medieval feast, and growing medicinal herbs are just a few.
• Guide to online study materials for the Middle Ages.
• Sample narration and discussion questions to help in assessment.
• Topics cover the full range of medieval life, including feudalism, monasticism, illuminated manuscripts, the invention of the printing press, the Holy Roman Empire, Vikings, knights and chivalry, the Crusades, the bubonic plague, and Saxons in England.


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This title was added to our catalog on May 02, 2006.