The Curious Historian's Archive: Extra Resources for Level 3B

  • The Curious Historian's Archive: Extra Resources for Level 3B
  • The Curious Historian's Archive: Extra Resources for Level 3B

The Curious Historian's Archive: Extra Resources for Level 3B


  • Curious about how to teach this one-semester course for grades 5 and up? Visit our FAQ page for suggested schedules, tentative release dates for the rest of the series, and much more!

    The Curious Historian's Archive: Extra Resources for Level 3B is a collection of supplemental materials that correspond with The Curious Historian Level 3B: The Late Middle Ages (TCH3B). The digital files include:

    • Songs: It is a well-known fact that students rarely forget what they sing! TCH3B includes 4 catchy and entertaining songs that you and your students will enjoy singing in class and even as you go about the rest of your day. The unit songs summarize the key events and cultural pieces of each civilization. The third tune, “Top 12 Things to Remember from TCH3B,” is a great way for students to impress their friends and family with the most interesting tidbits about Greece and the classical world! The lyrics are found in appendix A, and a PDF download of the song lyrics is included for easy reference if your students want to sing in the car, on vacation, or at a friend’s house. A song icon in the text will prompt you to introduce each chapter’s verse(s) to students at the beginning of each lesson. Sample songs coming soon!
    • Biblical Connections in TCH3B (PDF): For teachers and parents who would like to integrate religious history/biblical studies with their study of ancient history, we have created a supplemental PDF that draws connections to biblical history and locations, scripture verses, and so forth. Icons in the teacher’s edition indicate when to reference this optional PDF resource.
    • Reading Guide for TCH3B (PDF): For those who would like to continue their exploration of ancient history beyond the pages of our text, we have supplied a recommended reading list, featuring titles for both students and teachers. This PDF includes clickable links for easy browsing and purchasing.
    • TCH3B Profiles and Legends (PDF): This collection of optional readings is intended to complement the TCH3B chapters by introducing students to some of the more famous legends of history and retelling a few of the classic tales that we did not have room for in our text. The Profile pieces shed further light on interesting historical achievements by important figures, whom we could only spend a limited amount of space discussing in the context of each chapter.
    • TCH3B Spotlight on Virtue: This printable PDF contains all of the discussion questions about virtue that are included on the last page of the teacher’s notes for each chapter.
    • Printable PDFs of the blank maps, as well as a separate answer key, for extra geography practice
    • Printable, full-color master unit time lines and timetables (also found in appendices E and F)
    • The “Top 12 Things to Remember from TCH3B,” beautifully designed as a convenient reference sheet
    • Printable PDFs of the reference archive charts (also found in appendix G)

    The Curious Historian Level 3 is the third part in a 3-level series that presents the study of history and culture from the beginnings of civilization (Mesopotamia and Egypt) through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Students will grow excited about history, see how people throughout the ages were both similar to and different from themselves, and learn to be scholars of the past who can make a difference in the future. The Curious Historian Level 3B: The Late Middle Ages (TCH3B) introduces students to:

    • Unit I: Knights, Kings, and Crusaders of the Late Middle Ages
      • European society after 1066
      • The Crusades
      • Byzantium, the Muslim world, Outremer
      • Western Christendom in the high Middle Ages
      • 12th- and 13th-century renaissance and renewal
    • Unit II: Mongols, Mamelukes, and Moguls of the Middle and Far East
      • China’s Song, Ming, Qing dynasties
      • The Mongol and Mamluk Empires
      • Islamic Empires
      • Medieval Japan
    • Unit III: Merchants, Monarchs, and Renaissance
      • Masters
      • Crises of the 14th and 15th centuries
      • The Renaissance and the New World
      • The Reformation
      • Reactions to the Reformation

    “We believe that history is about more than memorizing dates, reciting lists of kings and emperors, and remembering who won which battle in wars that changed the world forever. History is also the study of the people who lived during those events. From the beginning of recorded time, people have invented new ways to do things, created beauty in dreary places, and erected buildings and monuments that continue to inspire us. Some of these people became well-known figures and others were ordinary men and women like you and me. But all of us are part of the greater tree of humankind, and we each need to know what our part is as a leaf upon that tree. Without an understanding of the past, we will be less equipped to live in the present and plan for the future.” —Dr. Christopher Perrin

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  • Elisabeth G. Wolfe PhD, Author

    Elisabeth G. Wolfe PhD
    A resident of central Texas, Elisabeth G. Wolfe teaches courses in literature and art appreciation online for the Baptist University of Florida. She is also a freelance translator, and she writes historical fiction, with five novellas currently in print. Her publications include a translation of The Apostolic Fathers: An Introduction (Wilhelm Pratscher, ed., Baylor University Press, 2010) and the essay “Þaȝ Hit Displese Ofte: Monastic Obedience in Patience,” which was the lead article in the Summer 2013 issue of Christianity and Literature. Recently, Dr. Wolfe and her writing partner, Enola G. Freeman, released Sister Muses, a short story anthology. Dr. Wolfe studied at Baylor University, earning a BA in Chemistry and German and a PhD in Religion and Literature. Her dissertation focused on the influence of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux on the anonymous fourteenth-century poems in the manuscript Cotton Nero A.x, but she enjoys the Anglo-Saxon era as well. Her other interests include the Inklings, Texas history, classic film and television, a number of fandoms, and music from before 1976.

    Ashlee Cowles, Author

    Ashlee Cowles taught philosophy, religion, history, literature, and writing at the secondary and college levels for a decade. She fell in love with classical education after spending an entire semester reading and discussing Homer’s Iliad with her ninth-grade students. In partnership with her lifelong friend and coauthor, Danielle Stinson, Ashlee has written two historical novels about the Trojan War for adults under the pseudonym A. D. Rhine: Horses of Fire and Daughters of Bronze (Dutton/Penguin-Random House, 2023 & 2024). She has also written several young adult novels, including The Poppy and The Rose (Owl Hollow Press, 2020) and Beneath Wandering Stars (Simon & Schuster, 2016). Ashlee pursued graduate studies in theological ethics at Duke University and medieval history at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, where she wrote her master’s thesis on the humanism of the twelfth-century writer John of Salisbury, whose work influenced liberal arts education during the Middle Ages. In addition to writing historical fiction and K-12 curriculum, Ashlee is a copywriter for the education sector. She lives among the wild beauty of northern Michigan with her husband and children.

    Aaron G. Larsen DA

    Aaron G. Larsen DA

    Currently teaching history, Latin, logic, and rhetoric at Regents School of Charlottesville in Virginia, Aaron Larsen previously taught at two classical schools in Pennsylvania. In 2001, Dr. Larsen joined a team led by Dr. Christopher Perrin and two other colleagues to help form Classical Academic Press. The motivation behind this endeavor was to produce exceptional Latin and logic curricula for the classical education movement. The first results of this collaboration included the publication of their logic text, The Art of Argument, and the three-volume Latin for Children series. Dr. Larsen is also a coauthor of The Discovery of Deduction: An Introduction to Formal Logic and The Curious Historian series. He earned a BA in history, with minors in philosophy and education, from Covenant College in Georgia. He completed his coursework for his DA in modern world history from St. John's University in New York and went on to write his doctoral thesis on the Meiji Restoration, which, as he likes to say, is “the most important event in world history that nobody’s ever heard of.”