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Ch 22: The Late Middle Ages: Homeschool Curriculum

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The Late Middle Ages unit of this High School World History Homeschool Curriculum course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about the Middle Ages. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our High School World History Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about the Late Middle Ages. There is no faster or easier way to learn about this period of the Middle Ages. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about anti-Semitism in Medieval Europe, the Black Death, Dante's Divine Comedy, the Hundred Years' War and the story of the three popes.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need a history curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
  • Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

  • Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
  • Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Short quizzes and a Late Middle Ages unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Late Middle Ages Unit Objectives:

  • Discuss how the popes began to lose their authority.
  • Explore the literary themes found in Dante's Divine Comedy.
  • Study the Hundred Years' War between England and France.
  • Learn how the crossbow changed warfare in Europe.
  • Understand the role of Joan of Arc in ending the Hundred Years' War.
  • Discuss the Black Death pandemic and Little Ice Age.

9 Lessons in Chapter 22: The Late Middle Ages: Homeschool Curriculum
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Christian Antisemitism in Medieval Europe

1. Christian Antisemitism in Medieval Europe

Medieval Europe was predominantly full of Christian societies, but not all citizens were Christians. In this lesson, we'll talk about anti-Semitic policies and fears that characterize European societies for over a millennium.

Babylonian Captivity of the Church and the Decline of Papal Authority

2. Babylonian Captivity of the Church and the Decline of Papal Authority

In the Middle Ages, the power of the papacy began to decline. A French pope chose to move his court to France. This lesson explores this event, its background, and its impact on Catholicism.

The Western Schism and the Tale of 3 Popes

3. The Western Schism and the Tale of 3 Popes

In the Middle Ages, the Catholic church ended up with three elected popes, creating a division in loyalty. This lesson explores how this incident occurred and how it was finally resolved.

Dante's Divine Comedy and the Growth of Literature in the Middle Ages

4. Dante's Divine Comedy and the Growth of Literature in the Middle Ages

Dante Alighieri was a poet and philosopher from Florence during a time of political unrest. This article explores one of his most well-known poems and its impact on literature and Italian society.

The Hundred Years' War: England vs. France

5. The Hundred Years' War: England vs. France

The Hundred Years' War was fought between England and France between 1337 and 1453. This lesson explores what led to the conflict and some of the decisive battles of the war.

The Longbow in the Hundred Years' War

6. The Longbow in the Hundred Years' War

The Hundred Years' War was fought between England and France over English control of French territories. In two major battles, England won because of their longbowmen. This lesson explains why the longbows were important.

Joan of Arc and the End of the Hundred Years' War

7. Joan of Arc and the End of the Hundred Years' War

Joan of Arc was a French peasant who led French troops against England in the Hundred Years' War. This lesson provides a brief description of her life and actions in the war against England.

The Little Ice Age and the Black Death

8. The Little Ice Age and the Black Death

Fourteenth century Europe experienced a devastating population decline due to a climate cooling, famine, and the plague. This lesson explores how these factors occurred and their impact on Europe.

Fourteenth-Century Peasant Revolts Across Europe

9. Fourteenth-Century Peasant Revolts Across Europe

Fourteenth-century Europe saw several peasant revolts. This lesson looks at the economic and political conditions that led to these uprisings and names two of the most well-known.

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