Beautiful Feet Medieval History Teacher Guide Grades 5-8

Middle Ages history for grades 5-8.

You will need to buy books/readers to complete this course.

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Rebecca shares some thoughts for you about the Medieval guide … “This period in history is so exciting and it is my hope that this full-color guide will open up new worlds to you and your students! The suggested grade levels are 5th – 8th grade and the guide is structured to allow for you to personalize it to each student. It is formatted in 35 weekly lessons with reading assignments, mapping activities, research and discussion topics, hands-on and craft suggestions, vocabulary lists and much more. Knowing that each student is different, I have tried to set it up to allow you to personalize the study to your student’s unique needs. For example, a 5th or 6th grader would be able to use the research topics to discuss new ideas and historical events while an 8th grader would be encouraged to write short research essays. For students who are more tactile learners, there’s hand-on activities to encourage the development of those skills. One thing that I try to emphasize in the guide is the fact that it is a guide and it’s supposed to make your job easier, not harder! It’s chock full of ideas and activities but they’re not all required. The focus should be the literature, not checking off every single activity. The activities are there to enrich your study, so pick and choose according to the educational needs and interests of your students. Have fun with it!”

The term Middle Ages probably conjures up images of brave knights and fair ladies, feasts and tournaments, castles and cathedrals. These are the elements of this time period that captures our imagination. In this course students will learn about King Richard, King Arthur, Saladin, Queen Eleanor, Joan of Arc, Shahrazad and others. They will learn about Martin Luther who revealed a new way to approach God and about John Wycliffe who organized the Bible. Students will read about the life of Columbus, whose discovery of North America changed the world forever.

The Middle Ages was a very busy time full of change. Brilliant minds lived between the years 400 and 1522, the years that are covered in this study. By reading some of the best literature on the subject, students will be encouraged to discuss new ideas and social changes. Links to websites, hands-on activities, discussion questions, mapping activities and much more will bring the Middle Ages to life.

Set up in 35 weekly lessons, this teacher guide provides everything you need to complete an exciting literature based history course.

Accompanying books needed to complete this course:

The Kite Rider

One Thousand and One Arabian Nights

Joan of Arc: A Photographic Story of a Life

Adam of the Road

The Magna Charta

Queen Eleanor: Independent Spirit of the Medieval World

Fine Print, A Story About Johann Gutenberg

The Morning Star of the Reformation

King Arthur & His Knights of the Round Table

The Adventures of Robin Hood

The Trumpeter of Krakow

Crispin: The Cross of Lead


Canterbury Tales

The European World 400-1450

The World of Columbus and Sons




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