Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformation (Grades 4 - 8)

Very many people do not feel adequately prepared to teach about the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformation. Do you know about St. Augustine, the work of Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Wycliffe, Galileo, and the various accomplishments of Leonardo da Vinci? Certainly, being able to visit Europe to see firsthand the castles, and the great works of art and architecture would be wonderful. However, most of us can not do that. This information should solve your problems.

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Marlin and Laurie Detweiler have created a series of 32 cards which can be used to teach a one-year course in the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformation. Each card has an approximate date, a picture representative of the time or event to be studied that week, as well as a summary of the week's lesson, and a list of references for that week. The cards are numbered so that students can easily sequence the events. There is a teachers' manual as well. Note that these cards are part of a larger series that was created for use at the Christian Logos School in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and, therefore, can not be used directly in the public schools. The history lessons are tied very closely to a second series of cards used to teach the Bible. After all, isn't knowledge of the work of Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Wycliffe and others necessary for an understanding of the Reformation? The cards would, however, be an excellent reference for a public school teacher. The cards are published and sold by Veritas Press. The items listed below with * are the ones the Detweilers and Veritas Press have recommend be used with the cards.

100 Most Important Events in Christian History *

Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray *

Adventures With the Vikings by Linda Bailey *

The Art of the Catapult by William Gurstelle *

Augustine, The Farmer's Boy of Tagaste by P. de Zeeuw *

Bard of Avon by Diane Stanley * (William Shakespeare)

The Beggar's Bible by Louise A Vernon *

Beorn the Proud by Madeleine Polland *

Beowulf by Fredrick Rebsamen *

The Bible Smuggler by Louise A. Vernon *

Big John's Secret by Elanore M. Jewett *

Castle by David Macaulay * (Details the construction of a castle)

Cathedral by David Macaulay * (Details the construction of a cathedral)

Celebrate the Reformation by Kerry Carr and Christi McCullars * (a practical guide for a group celebration)

A Child's History of the World by Virgil M. Hillyer *

Church History for Young Children with Cartoons: The Reformation by Vic Lockman *

The Church in History by B. K. Kuiper *

Coat of Arms by Catherine Daly-Weir *

Color and Learn: Medieval Times by Elizabeth Adams *

Comic Book Shakespeare: Henry V, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, and Twelfth Night *

Coronation of Glory: The Story of Lady Jane Grey *

Courage and Conviction: Vol. 3 Chronicles of the Reformation Church by Mindy and Brandon Withrow *

Cultural Atlas for Young People: Middles Ages by Mike Corbishley *

Cut and Make a Knight in Armor by A. G. Smith *

Dangerous Journey (an edition of A Pilgrim's Progress) *

Design Your Own Coat of Arms by Rosemary A. Chorzempa *

The Door in the Wall by Marguerite D'Angeli *

The Dragon and The Raven: The Days of King Alfred by G. A. Henty *

Duncan's War by Douglas Bond *

Early History Readers:

Chanticleer and the Fox by Geoffrey Chaucer *

Fine Print by Joann Burch *

Knights of the Round Table adapted by Gwen Gross *

Medieval Feast by Aliki *

The Minstrel in the Tower by Gloria Skurzynski *

Robin Hood by Annie Ingle *

Saint George and the Dragon by Margaret Hodges and Trina Schart *

Easy-to-Make Castle by A. G. Smith *

The Escape by A. Van der Jagt *

Famous Men of the Middle Ages by Poland and Haaren *

Famous Men of the Renaissance and Reformation by Robert Shearer *

Favorite Medieval Tales by Mary Pope Osborne *

For Kirk and Covenant: The Stalwart Courage of John Knox * (Father of the Scottish Presbyterian Church)

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg *

Geography Flashcards: Europe/Middle East Edition *

Geography Songs: Sing Around the World by Larry and Kathy Troxel *

Gytha's Message by Emma Leslie *

Huguenot Garden by Douglas M. Jones III *

If All the Swords in England: A Story of Thomas Becket by Barbara Willard *

In Freedom's Cause: A Story of Wallace and Bruce by G. A. Henty * (Scottish War of Independence; better than the Mel Gibson movie)

Ink on His Fingers by Louise A. Vernon *

Joan of Arc by Nancy Ross *

Joan of Arc by Diane Stanley *

King Arthur by Roger Lancelyn Green *

King's Arrow by Douglas Bond *

The King's Book by Louise A. Vernon *

The King's Shadow by Elizabeth Alder *

Kingfisher History Encyclopedia *

The Lantern Bearers by Rosemary Sutcliff *

Leonardo da Vinci by Diane Stanley *

Leonardo's Horse by Jean Fritz *

The Life of John Calvin by Theodore Beza, edited and expanded by Gary Sanseri *

Lift the Lid on Knights *

The Lost Baron by Allen French *

Luther the Leader by Virgil Robinson *

Macbeth by William Shakespeare *

The Magna Charta by James Daughtery *

The Making of a Knight by Patrick O'Brien *

The Man Who Laid the Egg by Louise A. Vernon (Erasmus) *

Marguerite Makes a Book by Bruce Robertson *

Martin Luther: A Man Who Changed the World by Paul L. Maier *

Medieval Cookbook by Maggie Black * (directions to hold a medieval feast)

Monks and Mystics: Vol 2. Chronicles of the Medieval Church by Mindy and Brandon Withrow *

Morning Star of the Reformation by Andy Thomson * (John Wycliffe)

My Escape from the Auto De Fe by W. M. Timms *

The New Foxe's Book of Martyrs by John Foxe *

A Piece of the Mountain by Joyce McPherson * (Blaise Pascal)

The Red Keep by Allen French * (Burgundy in the year 1165)

The River of Grace: The Story of John Calvin by Joyce McPherson *

Robin Hood by Roger Lancelyn Green *

Saint Francis by Bruce Wildsmith *

The Secret Mission by A. Van der Jagt * (the sequel to The Escape)

Shakespeare's Scribe by Gary Blackwood *

The Shakespeare Stealer by Gary Blackwood *

Son of Charlemagne by Barbara Willard *

Stained Glass Colouring Book *

Starry Messenger by Peter Sis (Galileo) *

Stories of the Reformation in Germany and England by Rev. B. G. Johns *

Story of Rolf and the Viking Bow by Allen French *

Strangers in the Land by Louise A. Vernon * (Huguenots)

Streams of Civilization Vol. 1 *

Struggle for Freedom Series by Piet Prins:

Vol. 1 When the Morning Came *

Vol. 2 Dispelling the Tyranny *

Vol. 3 The Beggar's Victory *

Sword Song by Rosemary Sutcliff *

Tales of Court and Castle by Joan Bodger *

This Was John Calvin by Thea B. Van Halsema *

Three Men Came to Heidelberg by Thea V. Van Halsema *

Thunderstorm in Church by Louise A. Vernon * (Martin Luther)

Twelve Bright Trumpets by Margaret Leighton *

Viking Quest Series by Lois Walfrid Johnson *

Viking World by Philippa Wingate and Anne Millard *

William of Orange by W. G. Van de Hulst *

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