Magna Charta (Daugherty)
This English charter from 1215 was put into place to limit the absolute rule of English monarchs, specifically King John. The Magna Charta required the king to renounce certain rights and respect legal procedures. The last portion of the book shows how the Magna Charta influenced later governments and their documents. By James Daugherty, 181 pgs, paperback.
From 500 A.D. to 1530 A.D., this literature approach to history takes students through the medieval period via some of the best classic and historic literature available. Students read works by classic authors such as Shakespeare, Chaucer, and Sir Walter Scott. They learn about heroic figures of the time like Wycliffe, Tyndale, Joan of Arc, Luther, Saladin and more. This one-year course has been revised and the publishers have broken the study into two guides; one for intermediate/junior high grades, and one for high school. The guides are now full-color. The Intermediate/Junior High guide features 35 weekly lessons with reading assignments, mapping activities, research and discussion topics, hands-on and craft suggestions, vocabulary lists and more.