make joy normal: cozy homeschooling

how to read a book so it becomes the curriculum - focus on the Middle Ages

May 17, 2021 Bonnie Landry Season 2 Episode 19
make joy normal: cozy homeschooling
how to read a book so it becomes the curriculum - focus on the Middle Ages
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make joy normal: cozy homeschooling
how to read a book so it becomes the curriculum - focus on the Middle Ages
May 17, 2021 Season 2 Episode 19
Bonnie Landry

All the resources I recommend are in this blog post, linking to my YouTube workshop.  Most things are linked directly to the source.  They are NOT affiliate links....in case you're wondering.   There is also a list of ideas you can talk about with your kids as you learn how to make reading into the curriculum. 

https://www.bonnielandry.ca/blog-1/resources-for-homeschool-workshop?rq=resources

And this blog post contains links to the list below, it also includes a list of questions you might have in your brain to use literature as curriculum. 
https://www.bonnielandry.ca/blog-1/some-suggestions-for-studying-the-middle-ages-as-a-family

Novels suggested for a Medieval history study

Augustine came to Kent (In 597 a young boy accompanies a group, including Prior Augustine, to evangelize England)

Son of Charlemagne (780s - the relating of the life of Charlemagne through one of his sons)

If All the Swords in England (late 1100’s, story of the martyrdom of Thomas Becket)

St. Thomas Aquinas, the dumb ox by Mary Fabyan Windeatt 

Big John’s Secret (early 1200’s, during the Crusades, a squire encounters St. Francis of Assisi)

A Door in the Wall (1400’s - a young squire’s life is changed in the midst of the bubonic plague when he becomes crippled and needs care)

Story Books

Tomie DePaola

  • Francis the Poor Man of Assisi
  • The Knight and the Dragon
  • Brother Francis of Assisi
  • Clown of God

A Medieval Feast Aliki

Marguerite Writes a Book

Saint George and the Dragon

The Kitchen Knight

DOVER BOOKS - historical colouring books

EYEWITNESS

  • Knight
  • Medieval Life
  • Castle
  • Arms and Armour
  • Da Vinci and His Times



Show Notes

All the resources I recommend are in this blog post, linking to my YouTube workshop.  Most things are linked directly to the source.  They are NOT affiliate links....in case you're wondering.   There is also a list of ideas you can talk about with your kids as you learn how to make reading into the curriculum. 

https://www.bonnielandry.ca/blog-1/resources-for-homeschool-workshop?rq=resources

And this blog post contains links to the list below, it also includes a list of questions you might have in your brain to use literature as curriculum. 
https://www.bonnielandry.ca/blog-1/some-suggestions-for-studying-the-middle-ages-as-a-family

Novels suggested for a Medieval history study

Augustine came to Kent (In 597 a young boy accompanies a group, including Prior Augustine, to evangelize England)

Son of Charlemagne (780s - the relating of the life of Charlemagne through one of his sons)

If All the Swords in England (late 1100’s, story of the martyrdom of Thomas Becket)

St. Thomas Aquinas, the dumb ox by Mary Fabyan Windeatt 

Big John’s Secret (early 1200’s, during the Crusades, a squire encounters St. Francis of Assisi)

A Door in the Wall (1400’s - a young squire’s life is changed in the midst of the bubonic plague when he becomes crippled and needs care)

Story Books

Tomie DePaola

  • Francis the Poor Man of Assisi
  • The Knight and the Dragon
  • Brother Francis of Assisi
  • Clown of God

A Medieval Feast Aliki

Marguerite Writes a Book

Saint George and the Dragon

The Kitchen Knight

DOVER BOOKS - historical colouring books

EYEWITNESS

  • Knight
  • Medieval Life
  • Castle
  • Arms and Armour
  • Da Vinci and His Times