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Hi everyone. this is for my ds10... I am sure dd14 will join in on anything that seems like fun

 I would love a resource list of what people have found  great  to use when studying the middle ages.

 I have reading lists and books already

 I was hoping for some recommendations of activity books- websites etc

 audio books

 great programs and curriculum extras

 thank you so much

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The following is a list of materials (fiction, non-fiction, movies and music) that my daughter used in 8th grade. They cover the time span AD500 to about AD1700.

Eighth Grade History Reading and Resource List

Dorling Kindersley History of the World edited by Plantagenet Somerset Fry **
The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem van Loon **
The Story of Mankind: A Picturesque Tale of Progress by Olive Beaupre Miller **
The Hollow Hills by Mary Stewart
The Man Who Loved Books by Jean Fritz
Across a Dark and Wild Sea by Don Brown
The Sword in the Stone by T. H. White
Brendan the Navigator by Jean Fritz
The Illustrated History of the World, Vol. 3, Rome and the Classical West by J. M. Roberts **
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley – audio (Vol. 1)
The Brendan Voyage by Tim Severin **
Then and Now by Stefania and Dominic Perring **
I am Mordred by Nancy Springer
The Illustrated History of the World, Vol. 4, The Age of Diverging Traditions by J. M. Roberts **
Tusk and Stone by Malcolm Bosse
Muhammad by Demi
The Shining Company by Rosemary Sutcliff
The Real Middle Earth by Brian Bates **
The Middle Ages by Mike Corbishley **
Beowulf the Warrior by Ian Serraillier
Beowulf: A New Telling by Robert Nye
The Collected Beowulf by Gareth Hinds
Maples in the Mist by Minfong Ho
Ancient Cliff Dwellers of Mesa Verde by Caroline Arnold
The Arabian Nights retold by Neil Philip
The Age of Chivalry edited by Merle Severy **
His Majesty’s Elephant by Judith Tarr
Charlemagne and the Early Middle Ages by Miriam Greenblatt
Prison Window, Jerusalem Blue by Bruce Clements
Norse Gods and Giants by Ingri and Edgar Parin D’Aulaire
The Real Vikings by Melvin and Gilda Berger
Medieval Knights by Trevor Cairns **
Otto of the Silver Hand by Howard Pyle
The Story of Science: Aristotle Leads the Way by Joy Hakim **
The Edge on the Sword by Rebecca Tingle
Alfred the Great and the Saxons by Robin May
The Time Traveler Book of Viking Raiders by Anne Civardi and James Graham-Campbell
Blood Feud by Rosemary Sutcliff
The Song Dynasty by Scott Ingram
Hakon of Rogen’s Saga by Erik Haugaard
Early Explorers of North America by C. Keith Wilbur **
The Cartoon History of the Universe III by Larry Gonick
Fafnir by Bernard Evslin
The King’s Shadow by Elizabeth Alder
1000 Years Ago on Planet Earth by Sneed Collard
The Legend of the Cid by Robert Goldston
Shakespeare Stories by Leon Garfield **
Shakespeare and MacBeth: The Story Behind the Play by James Barter
Shakespeare’s MacBeth (video)
William the Conqueror by Thomas B. Costain
Anna of Byzantium by Tracy Barrett
A Travel Guide to Medieval Constantinople by James Barter
Robin Hood by Neil Philip
A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver by E. L. Konigsburg
Daily Life in the Middle Ages by Paul B. Newman **
Brother Cadfael videos: A Morbid Taste for Bones and Monk’s Hood
Tales of the Crusades by Olivia Coolidge
A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park
Saladin by Diane Stanley
In a Dark Wood by Michael Cadnum
The Story of the Wise Men by Regine Pernoud and Canon Grivot
Canticles of Ecstasy (the music of Hildegard von Bingen) by Sequentia
The Magna Charta by James H. Daugherty
Marvels of Science by Kendall Haven **
The Road to Damietta by Scott O’Dell
Eyewitness Medieval Life by Andrew Langley
Music of the Gothic Era (The Early Music Consort of London/David Munrow)
Brother Sun, Sister Moon (video) (Wertmuller and Zeffirelli)
Book of the Lion by Michael Cadnum
Angkor: Heart of an Asian Empire by Bruno Dagens **
Sir Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe (video, BBC production)
Quest for a Maid by Frances Hendry
Castle by David Macaulay
The Ramsay Scallop by Frances Temple
Girl in a Cage by Jane Yolen
Archers, Alchemists, and 98 Other Jobs You Might Have Loved or Loathed by Priscilla Galloway
The King’s Swift Rider by Mollie Hunter
Marco Polo: To China and Back by Steven Otfinoski
Cathedral by David Macaulay
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer as retold by Geraldine McCaughrean
Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales (read by Prunella Scales and Martin Starkie)**
Dog of the Bondi Castle by Lynn Hall
Harold the Herald by Dana Fradon
Traveling Man: The Journey of Ibn Battuta, 1325-1354 by James Rumford
The Inferno of Dante (cantos 1 – 5) translated by Robert Pinsky
Beckett (video, 1964)
The Lion in Winter (video, 1968)
A Distant Mirror by Barbara Tuchman **
The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly
The Second Mrs. Giaconda by E. L. Konigsburg
Rats, Bulls, and Flying Machines by Deborah Prum
The Passion of Joan of Arc (video, 1928, Carl Th. Dreyer)
1492: Music from the Age of Discovery by The Waverly Consort
The Cargo of the Madalena by Cynthia Harnett
1492: The Year of the New World by Piero Ventura
The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
Great Painters by Piero Ventura **
Accidental Explorers by Rebecca Stefoff **
Greensleeves: A Collection of English Lute Songs by Julianne Baird and Ronn McFarlane
Beware, Princess Elizabeth by Carolyn Meyer
The Sea King: Sir Francis Drake and His Times by Albert Marrin
Elizabeth R: The Lion’s Cub (video, BBC production, 1971)
Elizabeth (video, 1998, with Cate Blanchett)
Den of the White Fox by Lensey Namioka
From Coronado to Escalante: The Explorers of the Spanish Southwest by John Miller Morris
Cantos 1 – 5 of Fierce Wars and Faithful Loves: A retelling of Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene, Book 1 by Roy Maynard
On the Banks of the Helicon: Early Music of Scotland by the Baltimore Consort
The Inquisition (video, The History Channel, 1996)
The Adventures of Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes (adapted by Leighton Barret)
The World of Captain John Smith by Genevieve Foster **
The World of Lully by the Chicago Baroque Ensemble
John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress retold by Gary D. Schmidt
I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino
Dowland: Ayres and Lute Lessons by the Deller Consort
Out of Many Waters by Jacqueline Dembar Greene
The Trial and Execution of Charles I by Leonard W. Cowie
Rembrandt by Ceciel de Bie and Martijn Leenen
The Reduced Shakespeare Company (video, Acorn Media, 2003)
Witch Child by Celia Rees
At the Sign of the Sugared Plum by Mary Hooper
Vivaldi’s Ring of Mystery: A Tale of Venice and Violins (audio)
Girl with a Pearl Earring (video, 2003)

The asterisks indicate that only a portion of the material was used.

Regards,
Kareni
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Does anyone have any recommendations of hands on activities?

 

There was stained glass during medieval times.  See the wikipedia page here.  Perhaps you could find a kit and have your children design their own windows.

 

Regards,

Kareni

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