This year we are using The Mystery of History 3 by Linda Hobar. ( see change of plans below) We highly recommend this curriculum! Go here for more information on the curriculum and the author. http://www.themysteryofhistory.com/ The information below are web sites, books, movies, and other information we have gathered to go with Linda's curriculum. Linda's curriculum can be read just as it is with no further investigation or research. However we have high schoolers and we like them to test the curriculum and go deeper. We also allow for bunny trails in areas of great interest. As the year progresses we will post photos of completed projects.
Books We Are Reading:
If you do not want your children exposed to nude figures please preview and read the books with your children. Nudity in art was the norm during this period.
The Renaissance Travel Guide Anna Claybourne
My daughter loves this simple book. It is of everyday life, what to see and do , transportation, crime and punishment, all set in the Renaissance time period as if you were actually traveling during that time. There is a great timeline and who's who of the renaissance guide.
1492 The Decline of Medievalism and the Rise of the Modern Age.Barnet Litvinoff
Art in Renaissance Italy John T Paoletti and Gary M. Radke
The Secret Language of the Renaissance Richard Stemp
Art History Museum of Vienna Newsweek
The Panorama of the Renaissance Margaret Aston
Master Painters of the Renaissance David Jacobs
The Art of the Italian Renaissance Andre Chastel
The Renaissance and the Modern World Giovanni Caselli
Renaissance Andrew Langley
The Renaissance Tim Wood
The Royal Diaries: Isabel Jewel of Castilla Kathryn Lasky
These books are written in diary form. My 12 yo thinks they are boring, my 14yo loves them.
The Royal Diaries: Elizabeth 1 Red Rose of the House of Tudor Kathryn Lasky
On Line Books ( these are free, extra large print and done on a colored background which makes them easy on the eyes)
Isabella of Castile Oliver Otis Howard
The Tudors and The Stuarts M.B. Synge
Famous Men of Modern Times John H. Haaren
Movies that you might find helpful. This list was compiled by Lizzie in Ma. She is also teaching at the upper levels. Thank you Lizzie!
Some of the truths of history are quite gruesome and immoral. I suggest previewing of the movies before viewing with your children.
- Robyn Hood Errol Flynn
- Joan of Arc 1999 Leelee Sobieski
- Plantagenet dynasty: Princess of Thieves
- History of Christianity Program 2 & 3 & 5 Netflix
- The Royal Diaries: Isabel_ Jewel of Castilla
- Reformation Overview Netflix
- Luther Joseph Fiennes 2003 PG 13
- The Sword and the Rose Disney
- The Six Wives of Henry Vlll 1970 Mini Series/PG
- The Royal Diaries -Elizabeth 1: Red Rose of the House of Tudor
- The Sea Hawk Errol Flynn
- Biography: Pocahontas- Her True Story A & E Productions
- Robinson Crusoe
- The Courageous Mr Penn
Web Pages with lesson plans/themes done by teachers
Week by Week Web Resources Quarter 1
Music 1455 - 1521
Alonso de Alba ( not much info but follow links to other composers of the time )
War of the Roses
http://www.warsoftheroses.com/ Excellent site with interactive map of the battles, timeline, info on rulers, battles, important people.
House of York
Margaret of Anjou
On Line Book: Margaret of Anjou by Jacob Abbott
House of Lancaster
House of Tudor
King Richard the Third
In old english ( just for fun!) http://www.uoregon.edu/~rbear/r3.html
Edward the Fourth
Cosimo de' Medici and the Rise of the Italian Renaissance
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/10120a.htm Excellent bio info on the Medici family.
http://www.finearttouch.com/The_Rise_of_the_Medici,_Florentine_Bankers.html Lots of photos of renaissance art arranged by time period and a bit about the Medici.
http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/tl/it-ren/ basic info on a few artist from this period.
A few of the links on this site are broken. However the author has done a fabulous job of putting together the history of the dress of the early Italian Renaissance. The styles are fascinating! Shoes have come a long way! This site is well worth a visit.
Fra Filippo Lippi
Ferdinand, Isabella, and the Spanish Inquisition
Good basic information on the Inquisition
Information on Ferdinand and Isabella
Information on Isabella
Information on Ferdinand
- Week 2
Ivan the Great
Dias and da Gama Round the Cape
You Tube Documentary: http://www.youtube.com/
The title is Vasco da Gama's Voyage of Discovery
The video is no longer available for download but can be viewed on You Tube.
Lorenzo the Magnificent
Christoper Columbus Sails to an "Other World"
The Return of Cristobal Colon
Ghana, Mali, and Songhai: Empires of the West
General overview of the Empires of the West to modern times.
Good Geography Study on West Africa. Easy for all levels.
Great photos of the Zimbabwe Empire
Nova Documentary on The Great Zimbabwe Empire
The Death of Savonarola
The Safavid Empire of Persia
Leonardo da Vinci Paints the Mona Lisa
There are so many web sites on Leonardo. It is best to know what you what to find out about him and stick with that topic! He was an artist, a scientist, musician.
This first site has many links about Leonardo. I did not take the time to check every link on the site.
Very informative site.
Where works of Michelangeo are in the world.
Pope Julius II
Artist of the Northern Renaissance
Jan van Eyck
Pieter Bruegel The Elder
Eramus Writes In Praise of Folly
On Line book "In Praise of Folly" by Desiderius Eramus
Info on Eramus
Niccolo Machiavelli and The Prince
Audio Book: The Prince Niccolo Machiavelli
http://www.bartleby.com/36/1/ This is on the adult level.
Martin Luther Post His " Ninety -five Theses"
Cortes and Pizzaro: Conquistadors of Spain
Timeline of Hernan Cortes
Thematic Unit on Tenochtitlan 7th gr level. Some very unique vocabulary maps.
Some links on this site are broken.
Ferdinand Magellan Sails West
Facts, Videos, Maps
Martin Luther and the Spread of Protestant Reformation
End of Quarter 1