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A 36-Week Schedule for Your Year-Long Study of Revolutionary Times
Target Age Group: Grades 9th to 12th
Type of Resource: Non-Consumable
The “Quest for Royals and Revolution” Guide
The “Quest for Royals and Revolution” Guide schedules a variety of well-illustrated history and culture books in this easy to read guide. The schedule is based on a 4-day week, which leaves one day free for extracurricular studies, field trips, co-op, doctor appointments, trips to the grocery store, or whatever else in your “real life.”
You’ll love the clear weekly schedules and helps in this guide. The guide also includes activity ideas, advice on teaching and grading student work using Charlotte Mason ideals, website links, as well as a rating system and supply lists for activities and experiments. The guide offers many different activities with instructions that are “Open & Go!” and also schedules others from the resource set that make it easy to keep students busy with little to no prep. NOTE: This resource is printed in black and white. The ebook version of this resource will be in color or contain color pages.
The History Study in This Program
This guide pulls together the resources to follow the changing times that followed the Renaissance and Reformation. The study begins in the amazing year 1453, a year usually considered the end of the Middle Ages. In this year, the Byzantine Empire ended with the Fall of Constantinople and the Hundred Years’ War came to an end. Together with the advances and divisions brought on by the Renaissance and Reformation, these events laid the groundwork for a lot of change in the next period of history.
This program offers a glimpse into a world beset by growing pains. Students will discover that for every advance that bettered the lives of some, there were others whose lives were changed for the worse as a result. They’ll see how the world changed from a world of kingdoms to a world of nations, from a world of royals to a world of constitutions, and from a world of agriculture to a world of industry.
Students will get to see those changes for themselves as they travel the globe in the Age of Exploration, be on hand for the Spanish conquests in the New World, and meet the influential Tudors in England. They’ll watch as the growth of Atlantic trade changes the global economy, and the Triangle Trade changes ideas about enslavement. They’ll see the rise of the absolute ruler and watch as the British build an impressive empire.
All along the way, students will follow revolutions that change thought and ideas: the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment, and the Industrial Revolution. They’ll see how advances and new ideas travel around the world and inspire political revolutions in the American colonies, French cities, and, years later, in South America. They will also witness the dark sides of these revolutions, social problems like squalid cities, child labor, unsafe workplaces, and the growth of crime. But they’ll also see heroes who set a pattern for solving problems and reforming laws that made a difference in the lives of everyday people.
Together, people who lived in this time period established the technologies that set in place the industries that created the world we live in today, but also created the constitutions that rule most nations and the laws that benefit industrialized nations. It’s an exciting time and its remnant influences surround us every day.
Up Close in This Guide
- A 36-week, 4-day schedule is laid out clearly in a grid-style on just one page
- Introductory material helps you mentor and “learn together” with your student
- Supply lists and other helps make planning quick and painless
- Narration ideas in the front of the guide help you prompt your student through the year
- Weekly schedule page reduces your paperwork and is easy to follow, with clear notes
- Resources offer a focus on activities that are “Open & Go!”
- Rating systems for activities help you find the ones you want!
- Independent study schedules eliminate writing out homework lists
- 100 Timeline Cards and games provide fun drill to retain key events
- Website and DVD suggestions take your family to changing times
- Above all, WP offers a practical, “Can-Do-and-Want-To-Do!” approach
Schooling a Range of Ages
If you have a large range of students you’d like to study the Middle Ages, our “Quest for the Middle Ages Sr. High” program shares many common resources with this program. If you’d like to keep them together in this study, you may want to consider using our “Quest for the Middle Ages Combined Set,” perfect for a combination of students who are in 4th to 12th grade.
What’s in This Program Guide?
Resources for this Study
- Assembling & Using This Guide
- Overview of Learning Goals and Methods
- Get Acquainted with This Year’s Resources
- Making the Most of the Independent Student Schedules
- Preparing for This Study
- Planning Your Activities This Year
- Activity Planning Chart
- For Additional Fun
- Ancient Optional or Needed Resources
Additional Resources Section
- Teaching Effectively Using Charlotte Mason Ideals
- What Do I Do About Grading?
- Assigning Grades for Student Work
- Charlotte Mason & Multiple Intelligences
- But My Kids Have Different Learning Styles!
- So, How Do I Stay Organized?
- What About Narration?
- I Think I Still Have Some Questions!
Notebooking & Timeline Cards
- Utilizing the “Notebooking” Resources
- Timeline Card Games & Ideas
- Timeline Game Boards & Card Sets
- Timeline Cards
- Overview of Studies
- Weekly Schedules for 36-Week Year
- Independent Student Schedules for 36 Weeks