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.
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.