Through rich and exciting narrative and special History Hop! sections History Quest: Middle Times chapter book takes you on a journey through the Middle Ages—a time of knights and ninjas, princesses and sultans, great explorations and technological advances, and exciting cities.
History Quest: Middle Times is secular homeschool history curriculum focusing on the years between the Fall of the Roman Empire through Elizabethan Times. Because it is secular, the text presents religious beliefs from that period not as factual accounts, but as relevant sources and perspectives to be considered through a historical lens.
Through rich and exciting narrative, special History Hop! sections, and hand-drawn illustrations, our History Quest: Middle Times chapter book takes you on a journey through the Middle Ages—a time of knights and ninjas, princesses and sultans, great explorations and technological advances, exciting cities, and fascinating figures. You’ll visit faraway places to meet and learn from the stories of everyday folks, famous world leaders, and characters in classic medieval literature.
Designed as a read-aloud for elementary-age children, an independent read for older students, or a journey of exciting adventures to be shared during family story time, this main text of the History Quest: Middle Times curriculum presents an immersive study of history in an engaging and memorable format.
Used alongside the History Quest: Middle Times Study Guide and other recommended resources, your students will learn about the ideas, conflicts, inventions, and individuals that shaped the world during the Middle Ages and take their first step in a life-long quest to explore and appreciate history.
What Material Does History Quest: Middle Times Cover?
Students will learn about events that occurred from approximately 350 CE to the 17th century. Major areas of study include:
Khmer, Mali, Aztec, Inca, Indian, Mughal, Mongolian, and Ottoman Empires
Medieval dynasties of China
Norse and Viking history
The British Isles
The Magna Carta
The Hundred Years War
Exploration and the New World
The Renaissance and Reformation
Who Can Use History Quest: Middle Times?
History Quest: Middle Times is appropriate for elementary-aged children learning at home or in co-ops, learning pods, micro-schools, or charter schools. First through fifth graders can use the chapter book as their primary history spine, either as a read aloud or by reading independently.
What are History Hops?
At the end of each chapter, you will find a History Hop! section that takes the reader on an imaginary journey back in time to visit historical characters and places introduced during that chapter.
Below are a few of the adventures you’ll find in Early Times History Hops:
Cheer an athlete to victory in Cahokia
Pitch in to help a serf family build a wattle and daub house.
Make your theatrical debut in a Shakespearean play.
Explore the South China Sea with Admiral Zheng He [jung HUH] aboard the world-famous Treasure Fleet.