Story of the Middle Ages

Course Description


Full-year course. Making use of The Story of the World, Volume 2 along with The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia and numerous instructor-assigned supplemental materials, this class studies the medieval world at a logic-stage level. Students will make use of primary sources, timelines, and other logic-stage materials to learn about the medieval world, from the fall of the Roman empire through the beginnings of the Renaissance.

Example Syllabus (Download the PDF)

Required Texts:
  • Bauer, Susan Wise. The Story of the World, Vol. 2: The Middle Ages, rev. ed. Charles City, Va.: Well-Trained Mind Press, 2007. Available through Well-Trained Mind Press.
  • Rountree, Elizabeth. Test Book and Answer Key, Vol. 2: The Middle Ages. Charles City, Va.: Well-Trained Mind Press, 2007. Available through Well-Trained Mind Press.
  • The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, 3rd ed. New York: Kingfisher, 2012. ISBN 9780753468753

Class meets once per week for 50-55 minutes.

Class cap: 20 students.

Designed for grades 6-8.