Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Medieval History - 9th Grade Resources
I've mentioned before that she is reading Susan Wise Bauer's History of the Medieval World. Yes, it's somewhat heavy on church history but that's inescapable when dealing with the time period.
To balance out the dense reading, Lucy has also been using a lighter unit study from the Women in World History Curriculum. She's been reading about women in the Early Middle Ages and doing some hands-on projects, like designing a brooch and some research projects. Right now she's writing a research paper on Hroswitha ( a less famous Hildegard of Bingen ).
Her research led her to this site which seems to offer a wealth of sources and has been bookmarked for future use.
We're still waiting on The Axe and the Oath, which will hopefully balance out Bauer's biases with a focus on social history (only 11 days until it ships...)
We'll also be using this Anthology of Middle English Literature.
I think that's plenty to be going on with!