30+ Resources for the Middle Ages

30+ Resources

We are working on a unit study about Knights and Castles. Of course, this puts us smack dab in the middle of the Middle Ages. This Medieval Period is fascinating and honestly, quite disgusting. It definitely makes me thankful that I live today rather than in those days.

Some of the resources listed here were suggested as part of the unit study, which is from Homeschool Legacy. (The review is coming up soon!) But, our library had a fantastic amount of books and videos from which to choose. Many more than the listing in the unit study. Because so many of them looked so good, I got about half of the books and these are what have been in the book basket for the last couple of weeks.

audio and video resources

Audio and Video

Castle by David Macauly (VHS, supposed to be on Netflix as well but I couldn’t find it)
Cathedral by David Macauly (VHS, supposed to be on Netflix as well but I couldn’t find it)
The Middle Ages: The Knight from Schlessinger Media (DVD)
The Middle Ages: A History of the Middle Ages from Schlessinger Media (DVD)
The Time Warp Trio, Volume 1 by Jon Scieszka (CD audio book)
A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain (CD MP3 format audio book)

 

Nonfiction Resources

Nonfiction

Knights by Michael Martin
The Seventh Expert: An Interactive Medieval Adventure by Mark Oakley and John Mantha
You Can Juggle by Peter Murray
Knights In Shining Armor by Gail Gibbons
How To Be A Medieval Knight by Fiona Macdonald
The Age of Castles: Castle Life by Struan Reid
Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction by David Macaulay
Castles by David Macaulay
Children and Games In The Middle Ages by Lynne Elliott
Life In A Castle by Kay Eastwood
Life on a Medieval Manor by Marc Cels
A Medieval Feast by Aliki
The Story of Chess by Horacio Cardo (The story in this is great and I love how relatable it makes chess. Note, though, that the pictures are not what I expected so please look through it to decide if it is right for your family.)
In The Time of Knights by Shelley Tanaka
The Age of Castles: Knights and Castles by Richard Dargie
Adventures in The Middle Ages by Linda Bailey

 

 

Fiction Resources

Fiction

The Time Warp Trio: Knights of the Kitchen Table by Jon Scieszka
The Adventures of Sir Givret the Short by Gerald Morris
The Adventures of Sir Gawain the True by Gerald Morris
The Adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great by Gerald Morris
The Sword in the Tree by Clyde Robert Bulla (illustrated by Paul Galdone)
Cowardly Clyde by Bill Peet
The Door In The Wall by Marguerite de Angeli
The World of King Arthur and His Court: People, Places, Legend, and Lore by Kevin Crossley-Holland
Robin Hood illustrated by Margaret Early
Tales of King Arthur: Lancelot by Hudson Talbott
Tales of King Arthur: King Arthur The Sword in the Stone by Hudson Talbott
Tales of King Arthur: King Arthur and the Round Table by Hudson Talbott

There are many more resources to be found and tons of ideas floating around out there. I just thought that I would put all of the ones we utilized in one spot. If you choose a unit about the Medieval era, I hope you find this useful.

At Home.

 

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