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Home School Life Journal
"Let us strive to make each moment beautiful."
Saint Francis DeSales
painting by Katie Bergenholtz

Medieval History: Religion in the Middle Ages

Monasticism 269-1216

  • Read a history spine, Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, p. 102-103. Make notes of key words as you read. Write a few sentences about what you have learned in your history notebook. Another option is to use the Medieval History Portfolio, Homeschool Journey.
  • Read The Holy Twins, Benedict and Scholastica by Kathleen Norris
  • Read about Gregory and listen to Gregorian chants.
  • Read about Saint Francis of Assisi and the Franciscans, Saint Dominic and the Dominicans and
    Venerable Bede (731 he writes The Ecclesiastical History of the English People).
  • Color and label an appropriate map such as the one from History Odyssey, Pandia Press, Level 2 (5th-8th grade).
  • Mark significant dates on your timeline.
  • Optional: Follow a monk's schedule for one day. We ate our meals monastic style, which means one of us read from the Bible while the rest of us were silent (or at least we tried to be). Oh, what fun and quite eye-opening! We had our own little services. Oh, what an exhausting schedule!

    A Monk's Schedule

    1:45 am - Wake Up
    2:00am - Church service: singing and prayers (Matins)
    3:30am - back to sleep
    4:00am - church service: singing and prayers (Lauds)
    5:00am - private scripture reading and prayer
    6:00am - Church service, then breakfast
    7:00am - Work
    8:00am - Church service: singing and prayers (terce)
    9:15am - work
    11:45am - Church service: singing and prayers (Sixtus)
    12:00pm - Midday meal
    1:00pm - Private reading and prayer
    1:45pm - sleep
    2:45pm - Church service: singing and prayers (Nones)
    3:00pm - Work
    5:45pm - Meal
    6:00pm - Church Service: singing and prayers (Vespers)
    7:15pm - Private reading and Prayer
    7:45pm - Church service: vespers
    8:00pm - Bed
    

Islam 622-750

Alex's (age 20, special needs) notebook page from Sonlight
We learned about Islam and Mohammed. 


Persecution of the Jews -1300

Persecution of the Jews

  • Read from The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia. Make notes of key words as you read. Write a few sentences about what you have learned in your history notebook. Another option is to use the Medieval History Portfolio, Homeschool Journey.
  • Color an appropriate map such as the one with History Odyssey, Pandia Press, Level 1 (1-4th grade), Level 2 (5th-8th grade).
  • Include appropriate dates on your timeline.

Cathedrals 1101-1460


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