Early Times: Story of Middle Ages 2nd Edition
Written for middle school students, Suzanne Strauss Art's Early Times Series history books bring an easy-to-read style to the oftentimes difficult task of engaging students in the study of history. And now, full color maps and images throughout immerse students in a fully imaginable, long ago world of knights in armor, of kings, poets, and peasants. From barbarian invasions and the battles of Charlemagne's army to detailed descriptions_1 of the everyday lives of monks and lords, The Story of the Middle Ages incorporates a comprehensive study of medieval society with a detailed look at what it was really like to be there.
This comprehensive and highly readable volume traces the rising power and influence of the Christian Church, the development of nation states, the growth of towns, the creation of a middle class, the expanding role of women, the rise of universities, and great achievements in the domains of science, art, architecture, and letters.
Beginning with the chaos that arose following the fall of the Roman Empire, The Story of the Middle Ages describes how various tribal societies the Franks, the Saxons, the Norsemen, the Arabs restored order in many parts of the Mediterranean world. The lively narrative is highlighted by colorful portraits of Clovis, Charlemagne, Alfred the Great, and other great warriors. But it was the Christian Church that maintained a form of the old Roman bureaucracy and stood as the guardian of law and order in most of southwestern Europe and Britain.
This book explains the founding and teachings of the Church and describes the important role of monasteries in extending the power of faith as well as preserving scholarship and art. Important religious figures such as St. Augustine, St. Benedict, and St. Francis are portrayed, while the description of a day in the life of a monk further enriches the narrative. The book explores the phenomenon of the Crusades from both the Christian and Muslim point of view and analyses the motives behind it. It examines the evolving political clout of the Pope and his interaction with the kings and emperors of the later medieval period.
While the Church controlled the thoughts and fears of medieval society, it was the feudal system that made the economy and local government work. A thoughtful analysis of feudalism is enlivened in this volume by a series of colorful vignettes a day in the life of a lord and lady, a knight, a merchant, and a peasant. The student learns the intricacies of training for knighthood, hunting with a falcon, weaving cloth, defending a castle, traveling by mule, grinding wheat, coping with obligations to a myriad of people, and many other aspects of daily existence in medieval times.
Each chapter in The Story of the Middle Ages concludes with review questions, ideas for further discussion, and suggestions for projects. The text ends with a detailed analysis of European society at the end of the Hundred Years War which provides a useful link to the next volume, The Story of the Renaissance.
The second study in this series covers AD30 to AD1799, also known as Resurrection to Revolution. This edition covers from the Roman Empire to the French Revolution, when God is turning the tides of human destiny in miraculous ways. The church of Jesus Christ explodes throughout the world; uncharted regions are explored, distant cultures are united, religious wars burst into flame; technology, medicine, philosophy and art sweep nations into bitter turmoil and proud independence. Through it all, God is moving behind the scenes to accomplish His purposes, inviting kings and peasants alike into His kingdom.
Diana Waring is once again publishing her History Revealed! program and we are thrilled! Diana Waring embodies the concept that learning should be alive for students, enjoyable, and memorable in both approach and content. Her foundational perspective is that Gods redemptive presence is visible throughout all ages and all history. The goal of History Revealed! is for students to discover history from a Biblical worldview, and to explore history through a curriculum that honors your God-given design. This means learning and expressing what youve learned in a way that best fits you and who you are.
It is designed to guide students through a study of world history from a Biblical perspective. The curriculum does this by providing numerous learning opportunities which include: reading, discussing, researching, music, art, architecture, science projects, cooking, journalism, drama, mapping, graphic design, vocabulary and more. Designed as a multi-learning style program, the units in these courses are based on a four-week cycle through the four basic learning styles, and each course includes 9 units. All the activities and projects during each of these weeks utilize one of the four different learning styles feeler, thinker, sensor, and intuitor making this curriculum easy to use with any child, teenager or even adult who wants to study history from a Biblical perspective. Extensive lists of books (including descriptions) help students discover and explore history. This series gives evidence that history the way the Bible tells it is correct, and is divided into 3 periods: Creation to Christ, Resurrection to Revolution, and Napoleon to the Korean War. From students to teachers, high school to college-bound, professors to 10-year olds, the praise and acclaim for this series is very widespread; crossing not only state lines but also international borders.
The Teacher Guides feature suggested monthly schedules, activity explanations, teacher helps, weekly assessment suggestions, and topic suggestions for research and reading. Small-format student pages are provided in their entirety, to help keep you and your student on the same page. Icons help to mark teaching tips, discussion questions, and opportunities to engage students spiritually. Each icon is accompanied by a shaded box with instruction and/or information. An Appendix contains maps with the answers to workbook mapping activities. All other materials which were previously found in the appendix are in the student pages and small format in the teacher edition.
The Student Manuals contain introductory articles for each unit to provide an overview of that period of history, lots of options for hands-on projects and topics for further research, book lists organized by age group, discussion questions, and self-evaluation questions at the end of each phase in every lesson.
People who have had the opportunity to hear Diana Waring speak live at a homeschooling convention have experienced an amazing thing - theyve told me so. Its impossible to not be drawn in by the enthusiasm, the incredible depth of knowledge, love for the subject, and the dynamic style which characterizes Dianas seminars and workshops. That same experience can be at your very finger-tips with the What in the World? CDs. Diana presents the history of the world in 3 different volumes. These 4-disc sets describe people and events based upon archeology and research. Through listening to her recordings you will hear and envision Gods influence throughout the periods of history. These CDs correspond to the curriculum and tracks are rearranged to align with Usshers chronology. Although central to Dianas curriculum, the CDs can also be used as a supplement to other history programs or for the history buff who just wants to informally learn a little more.
Test Kits cover the material taught in Phase 1 of each unit. Each test includes matching, essay and short answer questions.
New for 2016 are Essentials Packs. These include: Student Manual, Teacher Guide, What in the World CD Set, and Test Kit plus three NEW components: Rubric Set, Quick Start Guide, and Basic Lesson Plan. Designed to give you a jump start in the prepping, planning, and grading aspects of these courses, these new components are attractive and easy to use. The Quick Start Guide provides an overview of History Revealeds four phases: Introduction, Exploration, Hands-on, and Expression as well as an introduction to package components. The Basic Lesson Plan has two options 3-Day (1.5 2 hour sessions) and 5-Day (30-60 minutes sessions) providing a daily plan for each. The Rubrics Set is the crowning gem. One of the hardest aspects of a nontraditional learning approach is knowing how to establish grades. This set provides guidelines for students (to know what to focus on) as well as parents/teachers. With rubrics for research projects, linguistic presentations, cultural/science projects, art projects, music presentations (and more), youll feel comfortable and capable of giving a fair and encouraging grade for all aspects of these courses. Diana Warings multi-sensory and biblical worldview approach to world history has been loved and appreciated for years. These Essential Packs have added a whole new layer of user-friendliness.
Additional resources that complement the program include: True Tales CDs, Digging Deeper CDs and an Elementary Activity Book. True Tales are 3-CD sets which allow you to experience a guided tour of Ancient, Medieval, and Modern History as Diana Waring skillfully tells fascinating stories of people and places of long ago.
The Digging Deeper CDs present facts from history and specifically church history. For younger students, there is an Elementary Activity Book. A fun activity book, for grades K-4, parallels units for older students, making the study of history easily accomplished with multiple children at different grade levels. Bursting with pictures to color, maps and mazes, crafts, science experiments, recipes, crossword puzzles, word scrambles, coded messages, somewhat silly songs to sing, goofy games, and many more fun things, parents and children alike will greatly appreciate history set at a simpler level. All instructions for activities are included right in the book. Much of the teaching for this book is found in the audio set, What in the World?, which the author suggests you use to gain an overview in your study. When and what to listen to is listed in the Teacher Guide and Student book, but you could probably figure this part out for yourself and eliminate the need for the additional purchase.
We offer packages of all resources for each time period in several different bundles as well as book packs of recommended literature.
This series provides a very thorough, detailed study of several different past civilizations. Each book has two (or more) units (several chapters each) and reviews the civilization chronologically. The books not only cover general information about food, religion, trade, education, art, and government, but also specific details of wars, time periods, events, and famous people. The books are formatted and read like history textbooks and can actually be used for a year's worth of study or for unit studies. There are review questions after each chapter to make sure students are catching important details. There is no answer key in the books for these questions, but the answers can easily be found in the text. There are a dozen or so short answer questions, and then there are several deep thinking questions for every chapter, which encourage students to develop their opinions or critical thinking. A few project ideas are also included after each chapter, which prompt students to draw maps or timelines, write essays, and read recommended books that correlate with the chapter. Each book includes black and white maps, diagrams, drawings, and photographs, as well as a timeline of important events in each civilization. An index and pronunciation guide are included, along with the complete list of recommended supplementary readings. ~ Rachel S.