Queen Eleanor: Independent Spirit of the Medieval World

Queen Eleanor: Independent Spirit of the Medieval World

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Item #: 043803
ISBN: 9780395981399
Grades: 9-AD

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This riveting biography provides you with an inside look into the enchanting life of a powerful woman in European history, Eleanor of Aquitaine. Born in 1122, she was just fifteen when she inherited her father's vast lands in Aquitaine, France. In a quick political move, the King of France arranged for his son, Louis the VII to marry Eleanor, as a way to gain control of her duchy. Eleanor was a well-educated woman, politically savvy, and not content to be confined by the traditional gender roles of her time. By the time she was twenty-nine she grew tired of her marriage to Louis, and she sought after a divorce. Afterwards, she pursued her next groom, Henry the Duke of Normandy. Henry soon was named the rightful heir to the English throne, and he took his place there in 1154. The author also points out that Eleanor was not only one of the most powerful political figures of her day, but she also helped to shape the future for the arts and humanities, as it was one of her true passions. This insightful narrative is a must-read for any lover of French and English history. Pb, 183 pgs.

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.

Highlighting well-written books, students go deeper into historical events and people at the Intermediate level. Short writing prompts, note booking, and higher-level questions enhance learning.
Category Description for Beautiful Feet History & Geography:

Beautiful Feet curriculum takes a multi-level, living book approach to teaching history, geography and world cultures, using easy to use Guides for the teacher and engaging, well-written literature for the student. The Guides provide book lists, chapter readings, discussion and research questions, background information, website links, answer keys, and more. See our website for lists of literature resources to accompany each guide. Most guides provide content for one year of study, with the exception of Geography through Literature and Western Expansion. The latter two are recommended to be completed together for one year of study. Numbers of lessons vary, and are scheduled 1 to 4 days per week. Recommended Timelines, Maps , or a Composition Book maybe available. See individual courses for more details. Timelines are cardstock and include the figures referenced in the study. Students will need to color, cut and assemble the timeline and figures. History and geography come alive with these well done literature guides. See our website for required books for each guide. Some guides and resources contain Christian content while others do not; contact us for additional information.

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Polly Brooks
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Houghton Mifflin
0.42 (lbs.)
8.24" x 5.52" x 0.56"
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This book is one of our selections in our Medieval history study guide.
Jacqueline J on May 11, 2020
History from Literature Perspective
Renee H on Jul 20, 2016
This book is one of our selections in our Medieval history study guide.
Jacqueline J on May 11, 2020
My daughter wanted to learn about a powerful medieval woman.
Jenny T on Jan 11, 2017
History from Literature Perspective
Renee H on Jul 20, 2016
My daughter wanted to learn about a powerful medieval woman.
Jenny T on Jan 11, 2017
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This book helped have an interest in the English and French monarchy
This was the second time I read this book. I read it again with my boys because we are doing a study on the Medieval time period (Beautiful Feet) and I enjoyed it just as much the second time. The author tries to get you to love Eleanor but only one of my children truly was a fan and we had some interesting discussions on why we approved or disapproved of the queen.
July 10, 2020
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