The World's Story 2: The Middle Ages (Scratch & Dent)

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An Engaging Charlotte Mason-Inspired Journey Through World History

Students will cover the Middle Ages through the Renaissance, beginning with the fall of Rome and surveying history from around the world.

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Manufacturer Master Books
Weight (in lbs) 2.10
Title The World's Story 2: The Middle Ages
Subtitle The Fall of Rome Through the Renaissance
Series The World's Story
Volume in Series 2
ISBN 13 9781683440949
Contributors Angela O'Dell
Binding Paperback
Page Count 368
Publisher New Leaf Publishing Group, LLC
Dimensions (in inches) 8 1/2 x 11

This engaging textbook teaches students about the Middle Ages, from the fall of Rome to the Renaissance. Follow this story-based approach to world history as you meet numerous historical figures (including St. Patrick, Genghis Khan, Richard the Lionheart, Joan of Arc, and Martin Luther), visit medieval sites around the world, and trace the rise and fall of numerous empires and kingdoms.

Volume 2 in this series for your junior high students includes:

  • A conversational narrative that brings medieval history to life
  • Gorgeous photographs, artwork, and maps that help students visualize people, places, and events
  • Educational features that dig deeper into the history of the Christian Church

Throughout the course, students will see God’s guiding hand through history. They will study the major events of the Middle Ages and delve into how society and culture developed and changed. Students will also study medieval civilizations spanning the whole globe, including the Byzantines, Anglo-Saxons, Muslims, Chinese, Japanese, Mongols, Mughals, Vikings, Normans, Russians, Songhai, and Aztecs!

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • 1. The Fall of Rome
  • 2. The Rise of the Church
  • 3. England’s Angles and Saxons
  • 4. Medieval Irish Christianity
  • 5. The Culture of the Medieval Period
  • 6. The Rise of Islam
  • 7. The Franks and Charlemagne
  • 8. Medieval Chinese History
  • 9. Korea and Japan
  • 10. The Khans, Genghis and Kublai
  • 11. The Gupta & Mughal Dynasties of India
  • 12. The Vikings and Their Escapades
  • 13. Medieval Chivalry and Drafty Castles
  • 14. The Crusades
  • 15. Lionheart, Lackland, & the Magna Carta
  • 16. The Black Death’s Horrible Rampage
  • 17. Wars and Roses of 14th-Century England
  • 18. The Good & Bad of Ferdinand & Isabella
  • 19. The Mighty Ottoman Empire
  • 20. Vlad Tepes, Ivan the Terrible, & More
  • 21. The Dawn of the Renaissance
  • 22. The Art of the Renaissance
  • 23. The Reformation Arises
  • 24. The Counter-Reformation Reacts
  • 25. Henry VIII and His Six Wives
  • 26. Henry’s Daughters
  • 27. Africa During the Middle Ages
  • 28. The Americas During the Middle Ages
  • Bibliography
  • Index
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