Medieval World 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 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: The History of the Medieval World: From the Conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade by Susan Wise Bauer, plus the Student Study Guide and Map Work (published by the Well-Trained Mind).
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.