Monday, July 20, 2015

Classical Medieval History Lesson Plans

Unexpected Homeschool: Classical medieval history lesson plans for middle schoolers

In planning for Amber's seventh grade medieval history, I literally spent months researching reading material, planning lesson ideas, and deciding the topics to be studied. It was a monumental undertaking, after which I discovered I was writing something very similar to another readily available curriculum.  I did end up purchasing that curriculum for use after we completed my existing lesson plans and to add discussion questions.  However the plans available here are my very own that I slaved over for months.

Middle School Medieval History Lessons (pdf file)

We do educate in the classical style, which can be seen in the lessons. I made great use of Heritage History for our reading resources, but also included reading from a broad selection of books.  There is a master list of books at the end of the lesson plans.

Let me know if you end up using any of these lesson plans. I'm curious how they work out for others.


  1. First of all, thank you for generously sharing your lesson plans! I'm wondering if you wouldn't mind saying what curriculum you ended up using instead? I'm trying to figure out what to use with my 7th grade boy. (We are Christian homeschoolers too - also with a child with a serious medical condition.) Thank you. Blessings to you and your family!

    1. It was Tapestry of Grace that we used. I had never even seen it until I had researched and written all of these plans. It still took me a couple of months to make the final decision to use Tapestry of Grace instead of my plans. But it was nice to have their discussion questions and not write my own. We did use all of my reading selections and skipped around inside TOG.