Story of the World: Volume 2: The Middle Ages

This is a year long class using the Story of the World series, focusing on Volume 2: The Middle Ages (400-1600) covering the fall of the Roman Empire to the Renaissance. This class is designed to augment and enrich your child's history of our world. We will be discussing each of our covered chapters and doing the fun projects outlined in the Activities Book. After reading the chapter at home, each class with focus in discussing, mapping, and exploring the information we learned from the chapter. Some of the projects we will be working on are creating an illuminated book, exploring how castles were designed, and the impact on changing trade routes throughout the world.

Students are expected to have read or listened to the Chapter assigned before class begins. How this is accomplished is up to you: either via reading the book or listening to the audio version. If read to by a parent, it should take no more than 30-45 minutes. Additional research, paragraph/essay writing, or quiz/test work is optional but always encouraged.

This is not a graded course.

**Note: Families paying using non-charter funds for class fee receive a $10 discount if paid in full on the first class of the semester.




Course Details

Day: Mon
Period: 2

Frequency: Once per Week
Class Duration: Semester

Course Cost:   $110
Materials Cost:   $0
Materials Required


The text book or audio cds: Story of the World: Volume 2: The Middle Ages

Recommended, but not required: Story of the World Vol 2: Student Pages & Activity Book

For your convience (one purchase option): a link to the book page on amazon:


Other Materials:

All students must provide: Markers, Crayons, or colored pencils for map work, coloring, and projects. Scissors for frequent cutting projects.

Payment Information

Private Funds Accepted? Yes

Cash: Yes
Check: Yes
Paypal: Yes

Charter Funds Accepted? Yes

Forest: Yes
Horizons: Yes
Inspire Charter School: Yes
South Sutter: Yes
Visions: Yes

Instructor Biography

This will be my fifth year teaching homeschool Writing and History classes as well as IEW Themed Writing.  I graduated from UC Davis with two BAs, one in English with a focus on 20th century Literature, and the second in History with a focus on European History specializing in 16th century medicine. My passion is to teach my students to find their voice and use their writing to convey their thoughts clearly and fully.

Wanting to give you more personal information I tried to think of my favorite author or book, but I just cannot settle on one. I find it shifts from week to week depending on who or what I am reading. Some of my favorites are: Fahrenheit 451, 1984, Little WomenThe Sound & the Fury, Pride & Prejudice, House of the Spirits, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, all of Shakespeare, and Canterbury Tales

History is a life long passion as I find I can never quite get enough information about those who came before us and the lives they lived. I hope to help make history come alive for my students; to try and connect in some tangible way with the people they read about in the pages of history books. I like to remind people, history is not just facts or stories, but the lives of real people who felt, thought, and lived in vastly different times. Some of those lives may have changed the world dramatically, but many more changed it in small subtle ways simply by living. History is a living subject because we are still creating it today. 

Research, Reading, and Writing are three of my passions I hope to instill in my students.