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Snapshots of Medieval History is secular, inclusive, world history curriculum aimed at 2nd to 6th grade students
covering history from 550 to 1550 CE.

 

It contains 36 chapters covering history across the globe, including Imperial China, the Holy Roman Empire, the Aztec Empire, the Islamic Empire, Heian Japan, the Ghana Empire, the French and English Monarchies, the Byzantine Empire, and more. 

Snapshots of Medieval History

Cover of the Student's Guide to Snapshots of Medieval History
Cover of the Instructor's Guide to Snapshots of Medieval History
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Snapshots of Medieval History Timeline

Preview some of what you'll explore in Snapshots of Medieval History.

Medieval History Products

There are six individual products for the Medieval History level.

These products can be purchased individually or bundled together. 

Snapshots of Medieval History

The core book for Medieval History. 

Available in hardcover, softcover, and PDF.

Cover of the Instructor's Guide to Snapshots of Medieval History

This guide for educators includes general book recommendations as well as chapter by chapter vocabulary, supplemental reading suggestions, hands-on activities, Minecraft building prompts, and more.

Available in softcover and PDF.

Cover of the Student's Guide to Snapshots of Medieval History

This guide for students includes vocabulary, comprehension questions, discussion questions, activity pages, coloring pages, review activities, and more.

Available in softcover and PDF.

Cover of the Audiobook for Snapshots of Medieval History

The an audiobook recording voiced by professional voice actors of Snapshots of Medieval History

Available as a digital download only.

Cover of Ted's Timeline Kit for Medieval History
Photograph of a lapbook titled "America" with interactive page elements colored and glued into the lapbook about the Aztec Empire, Incan Roads, and the Haudenosaunee in the center of the lapbook.

Materials to create your own timeline of history including a wall and notebook timeline and important date markers. 

Available as a digital download only.

Lapbook/Interactive Notebook materials for each chapter to create hands-on reinforcement and review.

Available as a digital download only.

Medieval History Bundles

There are three curriculum bundles you can choose for Medieval History. The difference between each bundle is the physical or digital format of the books.

 

None of these bundles include the Lapbook/Interactive Notebook Package.

It can be added for just $10. 

Collection of covers for Medieval History with a grey bubble in the center with white text that says Print Curriculum Package
  • Hardcover of Snapshots of Medieval History

  • Audiobook of Snapshots of Medieval History

  • Softcover of Instructor's Guide

  • Softcover of Student Guide

  • Ted's Timeline Kit

Perfect for if you prefer to hold a physical copy of all the books in your hands. Add an extra Student Guide for each additional student.

Collection of covers for Medieval History with a grey bubble in the center with white text that says Mixed Format Curriculum Package
  • Softcover of Snapshots of Medieval History

  • Audiobook of Snapshots of Medieval History

  • PDF of Instructor's Guide

  • PDF of Student Guide

  • Ted's Timeline Kit

Perfect for if you are teaching multiple children and need to print extra Student Guide pages or are only selectively using pieces of the Student Guide.

Collection of covers for Medieval History with a grey bubble in the center with white text that says Digital Curriculum Package
  • PDF of Snapshots of Medieval History

  • Audiobook of Snapshots of Medieval History

  • PDF of Instructor's Guide

  • PDF of Student Guide

  • Ted's Timeline Kit

Perfect for eco-conscious users or if you are traveling while schooling or have limited storage space. 

Sample Week Demo

Curious what a week of Curiosity Chronicles Medieval History would look like?

The following visual walkthrough shows you a sample week. This walkthrough follows Sample Schedule H: All the Bells and Whistles from our Sample Schedules page.

This is our most extensive sample schedule. You don't have to do all these activities to successfully use Curiosity Chronicles. 

 Curiosity Chronicles is designed to be flexible and adaptable. You can pick and choose which aspects of the curriculum to use to design a history study that meets your unique learning situation. Check out our Sample Schedules page for ideas on simpler schedules.

Collection of all the items that could be used while doing Chapter 26 against a wooden background. In the bottom left corner Snapshots of Medieval History is open to Chapter 26: Mansa Musa's Gold Dazzles the World. In the bottom right is two piles of playdough with wooden skewers making a West African style wall. Above the playdough is a lapbook titled "Africa" with several colored interactive page elements. A long accordain fold book is open about the life of Mansa Musa. In the top left is a white t-shirt with black dirt piled on it with a metal bowl with extra dirt to the left. Above the shirt is a Student Guide book open to show a colored map of West Africa. On the top left is a collection of books about West Africa.

Visual Walkthrough of Chapter 26: Mansa Musa's
Gold Dazzles the World

Day 1: Study the Chapter

Read or listen to Chapter 26: Mansa Musa's Gold Dazzles the World

Learn about Sundiata, the first Mansa of Mali, Malian craftsmanship, the famed city of Timbuktu, the reign of Mansa Musa, and his famous hajj where the world was stunned by the golden wealth of Mali. 

Snapshots of Medieval History is open to Chapter 26: Mansa Musa's Gold Dazzles the World against a wooden background.

Day 2: Reinforce Learning

Read relevant pages from general reference books and complete accompanying student pages. 

Review vocabulary and comprehension questions from the chapter. Cover geography as well by completing accompanying map work. Assemble the timeline and more. 

Student Activity Guide book open to show a completed crossword puzzle on the left page. On the right page is a map of West Africa with the Kingdom of Mali colored in yellow.

Day 3: Dive Deeper

Read 1–2 supplemental books.

Head to the library to grab different supplemental books for each chapter. 

For this chapter, some of the options include a richly illustrated biography of Sundiata, a brief biography of the Muslim scholar and explorer Ibn Battuta who visited Mali, and a fantasy novel set in medieval West Africa. 

Collection of three books about West Africa against a wooden background.

Day 4: Hands-on Learning

Complete one hands-on activity.

Select a hands-on activity from multiple options. One option for this chapter is craft using mud to dye a shirt based on bogolanfini, a traditional fabric from Mali. Another activity option is using mud or playdough and sticks to explore traditional West African building techniques. The Minecraft building prompt guides learners through building the University of Timbuktu. 

Hands-on activites for chapter 26 including on the right side several colors of playdough with wooden skewers making a West African style building. On the left is a white t-shirt with black dirt piled on it with a metal bowl with extra dirt to the left.

Day 5: Summing It Up

Complete lapbook elements and one extra hands-on activity.

For this chapter, add one more element to your growing African lapbook by adding an accordion fold book about the life of Mansa Musa.

A lapbook against a wooden background titled "Africa" with several colored interactive page elements. A long accordain fold book is open about the life of Mansa Musa.
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