Step 3 - History 10 - Life in the Dark Ages

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Step 3 - History 10 - Life in the Dark Ages

40.00
  • Develops literacy, vocabulary!
  • Explores 1,000 years of history!
  • Hands-on activities make history relevant to the student!
  • Develops critical thinking skills!
  • Develops study in a self-determined manner!
  • Lesson plans are complete and ready to use!  Start now!


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History for Step 3 students, ages 9-10 who read fairly well, and older students still developing literacy.  

After Rome fell, Europe experienced 1,000 years of ignorance and disease, a period we call "The Dark Ages". The Crusades were fought, as two great forces and parts of the world fought over control of the Holy Land and the economic life of the times. Find out about this strange and fascinating period in this creative history course.

Focused around the first Newberry Prize award-winning children's book, Van Loon's The Story of Mankind . Those sections of Van Loon's book required for study are included in this course.

The course specializes, as do all STEPS courses, in developing the students understandings and ability to think and form their own ideas and opinions. Additionally, as with all our history courses, this one is structured to increase the student's vocabulary and understanding of geography, as well as of history.

33 lessons, some 40-55 hours of work.

Concepts covered in this course include:

  • The Crusades
  • Cities during the Medieval Period
  • The Feudal System
  • The growing demand for rights by the people of Europe
  • The beliefs of the Medieval world
  • The slow rebirth of science
  • Trade and business in the Medieval Age
  • Cultural exchange between the Islamic world and Europe
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