We use History of the English Speaking People by Winston Churchill and The History of Medieval Spain by J. O’Callaghan as the primary texts in this course. In addition the student reads works of literature and primary historical sources that are correlated to the time period being studied in history such as Beowulf, The Song of Roland, The Ballad of the White Horse by G.K. Chesterton, Murder in the Cathedral by T.S. Eliot, The Cid by Corneille, Richard the Third by Paul Murray Kendall, The Life of Sir Thomas More by William Roper, The Characters of the Inquisition by William Thomas Walsh, and The Blood Red Cresent. We also provide the student with a variety of supplemental historical fiction that can be used to complement the study of history through literature. We also include essay and paper topics to give the student practice with writing in variety of styles. The Medieval European History & Literature Syllabus has a day-by-day breakdown of this course along with paper topics, discussion questions, answers to the questions, detailed literature, art, and music lists, and a variety of teaching resources including Eleventh Grade Subject Rubrics, Learning Objectives, and grading charts. The syllabus also contains several appendices with additional readings for the student. This is a 1 year, 2 credit course.
Current Edition: © 2012.
Online versions of the MODG syllabi are provided to enrolled families free of charge. Paper copies of the syllabi are also available for purchase from the MODG office, with a 30% discount for enrolled families.
Begin today by reading Supplement A and Supplement B. They can be found at the back of this syllabus. Then read pp. 1-23 (Chs. 1-2) in Lee edition [pages 1-15 (Chs. 1-4) in Commager edition] in Churchill’s History of the English Speaking Peoples.
Question for consideration and discussion:
Did Seutonius make the right decision in not protecting the Londoners? (p. 7 [p. 6])
Begin by downloading outline maps of England, France, and Spain. Outline maps are available from the following web-sites:
Read Lines 1-835 of Beowulf (Prologue through Chapter 13 in the Dover edition).
Read Lines 836-1650 of Beowulf (Chapter 14 through Chapter 24 in the Dover edition). Review your maps of Roman Britain.
Read Lines 1651-2509 of Beowulf (Chapter 25 through Chapter 34 in the Dover edition).