Saturday, November 2, 2013

Medieval History

History continues next week using SOTW chs. 15 and 16 as our basis for a study of the Norman Conquest and England during the years following that conquest.

Suggested library books for this study:

Aliki. A medieval feast. New York : Crowell, c1983.  

Anderson, Mercedes Padrino. Feudalism and village life in the Middle Ages. Milwaukee : World Almanac Library, 2006.
Cushman, Karen. Matilda Bone. New York : Clarion Books, c2000. (Don't know this one but it sounds interesting....) 
Dawson, Imogen. Clothes and crafts in the Middle Ages. Milwaukee, WI : Gareth Stevens Pub., 2000.
Eager, Edward. Knight's castle. San Diego : Harcourt, Brace, and Co., 1999.
Goodall, John S. The story of an English village. New York : Atheneum, 1979, c1978. (Picture book showing the establishment and growth of a village over time....) 
Grahame, Kenneth. The reluctant dragon. New York : Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, c1983. (The one with Hague as the illustrator probably has the best pictures.  There's an abridged one available, too, but it's a simple read and lovely, so I wouldn't do the abridgement....) 
Hinds, Kathryn. Life in the Middle Ages. The countryside. New York : Benchmark Books/Marshall Cavendish, c2001.
Hodges, Margaret. Saint George and the dragon : a golden legend. Boston : Little, Brown, c1984. (Hodges' books have great illustrations....) 
McGraw, Eloise Jarvis. The striped ships. New York : M.K. McElderry Books, c1991.   (A longer book that details events surrounding the Norman Conquest from the perspective of the commoners.)
Nikola-Lisa, W. Till year's good end : a calendar of medieval labors. New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c1997. (This is very neat and the pictures are done as medieval wood cuts were done....) 
Platt, Richard. Castle diary : the journal of Tobias Burgess, page. Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 1999.  
Schlitz, Laura Amy. Good masters! Sweet Ladies! voices from a medieval village / [playaway/unabridged] :. [Solon, Ohio] : [released 2008], c2008. 1 sound media player (1 hr., 30 min.) :   (They also have a CD of this....) 
Shuter, Jane. The Middle Ages. Chicago, Ill. : Heinemann Library, c2007.
Steele, Philip. Knights. New York : Kingfisher, 1998. 
Sutcliff, Rosemary. Sword song. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998.  
The Norman Conquest. Peterborough, NH : Cobblestone Pub., 2001.   

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