BFB Medieval History (Jr. High)

This guide has been revised a couple of times, with the latest iteration released in 2023. The booklist below will show the title changes made.

Brand-new as of 2023! This teacher guide has been completely redesigned, expanded, and improved with in-depth study notes, new sections covering Medieval Africa, China, and the Renaissance. Guide features rabbit trails, historical recipes, website and video links, and background information.

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 capture our imagination. In this course students will learn about King Richard, King Arthur, Saladin, Queen Eleanor, Joan of Arc, Shahrazad and other. They will learn about Martin Luther who revealed a new way to approach God and about John Wycliffe who organized the Bible. Students will learn 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 of 400 and 1600, the years that are covered in the 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, hand-on activities, discussion questions, mapping activities, and much more will bring the Middle Ages to life.

Curriculum Pack Includes: 
1 Teacher Guide 
1 Timeline 
1 Map 
20 Books

•98 lessons

Required Literature & Resources:

 

Prior Edition Info:

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, and by reading some of the best literature on the subject, students will be encouraged to discuss new ideas and social changes. 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.

This teacher guide is formatted in 35 weekly lessons with reading assignments, mapping activities, research and discussion topics, hands-on and craft suggestions, web links, and vocabulary lists. This guide will make your job easier, not harder! It's 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!

  • This study contains 35 weekly lessons.
  • Complete 1 lesson per week for a one-year study.

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Adam of the Road
Puffin Newbery Library
by Elizabeth Gray
from Puffin Books
Historical Fiction for 4th-8th grade
1943 Newbery Medal winner
in Action & Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$7.64
Adventures of Robin Hood
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by Roger Green, illustrated by Arthur Hall
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Beowulf
by Michael Morpurgo
from Candlewick Press
for 3rd-8th grade
$7.64 $4.00 (1 in stock)
BFB Ancient & Medieval World Map
from Beautiful Feet Books
for 5th-8th grade
in Beautiful Feet Books (Location: HISCUR-BFB)
$16.95
BFB Medieval History - 5-8 Pack
for 5th-8th grade
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BFB World Map (blank)
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for Nursery
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Canterbury Tales
by Barbara Cohen & Trina Schart Hyman
from William Morrow & Company
Medieval Literature for 3rd-6th grade
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Castle
by David Macaulay
from Graphia
Architecture for 4th-8th grade
1978 Caldecott Honor Book
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$14.44 $6.40 (1 in stock)
Cathedral
by David Macaulay
from Houghton Mifflin
Architecture for 4th-8th grade
1974 Caldecott Honor Book
in Oversized History Books (Location: HISW-OVER)
$11.04 $6.40 (2 in stock)
Crispin: The Cross of Lead
by Avi
from Hyperion/Madison Press
for 4th-8th grade
2003 Newbery Medal winner
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
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European World 400-1450
by Barbara Hanawalt
from Oxford University
for 5th-8th grade
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$39.95 $27.50 (1 in stock)
Fine Print
by Joann Burch
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I, Juan de Pareja
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from Square Fish Publishing
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1966 Newbery Medal winner
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King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table
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Medieval History - Intermediate Guide
by Rebecca Manor & Rebecca Allen
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Medieval History Timeline
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Morning Star of the Reformation
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Historical Fiction for 4th-8th grade
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Morning Star of the Reformation
by Andy Thomson
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Queen Eleanor
by Polly Schoyer Brooks
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Royal Kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhay
by Patricia & Frederick McKissack
from Square Fish Publishing
for 6th-9th grade
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Trumpeter of Krakow
by Eric P. Kelly
from Aladdin Paperbacks
Historical Fiction for 6th-9th grade
1929 Newbery Medal winner
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$7.64
Trumpeter of Krakow
by Eric P. Kelly, illustrated by Angela Pruszynska
from Macmillan
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1929 Newbery Medal winner
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World of Columbus and Sons
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World of Columbus and Sons
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