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1200-1299 A.D.

Year

Literature

(Novels, Nonfiction, Picture books, comics, etc.)

World History Spine/Lesson books that span multi-time periods

& world history notes

Christian Add-ons Freebies & English rulers

American History Spine/Lesson books that span multi-time periods

& American history notes

Science, scientists, inventions, discoveries Artist and Composer Studies (with optional art activities) Videos (Netflix, YouTube, Google video, library, Discovery Streaming, etc. with an emphasis on Netflix)
 If a link is dead, you might want to do a Google video search for it.
Printables and Activities (Crafts, recipes, etc.) that are not a part of the art/music study Websites / Online stuff (except for videos which are listed in the videos column)
      The Awesome History Timeline Schedule        
1200

The Lost Baron

The Lost Baron: A Story of England in the Year 1200
Google preview

We didn't read this book, but I thought I'd include it for those who want MORE. :-)
           

ACHOA: Architecture Chapter 15: In Praise of Mary – Notre Dame (1200), Chartres (1100’s), Rheims Cathedral (1200-1300’s)

ACHOA: Architecture Chapter 16: Country Cathedrals – Durham (1093-1280), Salisbury (1220-1320), Lincoln (1185-1311)

Cathedral

David Macauly’s Cathedral
Amazon
Otter’s rating: 5 stars

 

Nova: Building the Great Cathedrals

 

Stained glass window cookies  
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Brother Sun, Sister Moon

Brother Sun, Sister Moon: The Life and Stories of St. Francis 740 L
Otter’s rating 5 stars
Picture book

library
Mystery of HistoryLesson 64  

Trial and Triumph

p. 95-99 Francis of Assisi 1181-1226

Monks and Mystics

p. 141-156 Francis 1205 Assisi, Central Italy

p. 157-159 How the university was born

       

Francis of Assisi

Francesco – Francis of Assisi (nudity)
Amazon

Clare and Francis

Clare and Francis
Netflix

Amazon
   
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1212   Mystery of HistoryLesson 65                  
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The Magna Charta
The Magna Charta
Otter’s rating 5 starsHave at home

Big John's Secret

Big John's Secret (5th Crusade, Francis of Assisi, etc.) Order
Mystery of HistoryLesson 66

The Story of the WorldChapter 19 part 2 Magna Carta

AB: p. 110

 

The (second) Plantagenets 1216-1399

King Henry III 1216-1272

Young Folk's History of England

Chapter 14 Henry III of Winchester 1216-1272

 

   

BrainPOP
Magna Carta

Horrible Histories: Measly Middle Ages (Discovery Streaming)
Otter’s rating 5 stars

Free Magna Charta lapbook

SOTW lapbook element (Richard and John)
Otter’s rating 3 stars

 

Magna Carta lapbook element
 
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Falls the ShadowFalls the Shadow: A Novel
This book spans the years 1231-1267

For ME, not for kids
                   
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1248       Monks and Mysticsp. 161-176 Thomas Aquinas 1248 Cologne, Germany              
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1250           A History of UsHUS Book 1 Chapter 6 Cliff Dwellers and Others          
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1252   Mystery of HistoryLesson 68                  
1253   Mystery of HistoryLesson 69                  
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Genghis KhanGenghis Khan: 13th Century Mongolian Tyrant (Wicked History) NC600 L
Library

Or
Genghis Khan
Genghis Khan
(Picture book)

Mystery of HistoryLesson 70

The Story of the WorldChapter 21 The Mongols Devastate the East

AB: p. 119
Map work

         

MongolMongol Movie spans 1172-1206 (Netflix streaming) Rated R so probably not for kids except maybe selected scenes
Amazon Instant Video

BBC Genghis Khan (YouTube)
Around 5 min in - implied s*x, violence, bare backed woman in part 4

Barbarians

Barbarians – The Mongols

Map Trek
Map Trek Medieval World
Map assignment: Mongol Empire

Mongol Empire under Genghis Khan interactive map

Eat with Genghis Khan interactive
Otter’s rating 5 stars
*mentions impotent in one of the multiple choice questions

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Choose any Marco Polo book...any of the below or others available to you.

Adventures of Marco PoloAdventures of Marco Polo
1270 L
Library
Otter’s rating 5 stars
(Boring to me)

Following the Trail of Marco Polo
Following the Trail of Marco Polo (silly fiction)
Stilton, Geronimo
Library
Otter’s rating 5 stars

Other library books:
Animals Marco Polo Saw
900 L
library

Marco Polo for Kids: His Marvelous Journey to China, 21 Activities
library

Marco Polo by Demi
library

The Reckoning


The Reckoning
This books spans the years 1271-1283

For ME, not for kids
Mystery of HistoryLesson 71

The Story of the World

Chapter 22 Exploring the Mysterious Middle East (Marco Polo)

AB: p. 124
Map work

         

Horrible Histories: Marvelous Marco Polo

or

History’s Mysteries: The True Story of Marco Polo

Marco Polo
Marco Polo (Hallmark Channel movie)
Netflix streaming
Amazon Instant Video
Otter’s rating 5 stars
*Preview: makes mention of the Khan sleeping w/a different woman every night. Intimate scene between Marco & a woman given to him by the Khan. Some violence. Bad acting (a white guy as the Khan!??! and bad accents, but nice costuming/scenery. We didn't finish the entire thing.

BrainPOP
Silk Road

SOTW copywork
Otter’s rating: 0 stars

0 stars

 

Silk Road lapbook element

Map Trek
Map Trek Medieval World
Map assignment: Medieval China

Marco Polo's journey interactive map
1272        

King Edward I 1272-1307

Chapter 15 Edward I Longshanks 1272-1307

Young Folk's History of England

      Channel 5 series: Kings and Queens: King Edward I “Longshanks”    
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Otto of the Silver Hand
Otto of the Silver Hand
*Violence
Otter’s rating 5 stars

Free Online
Free for Kindle
Audio Recording from LibriVox

                Map Trek
Map Trek Medieval World
Map assignment: City Centers of Medieval Europe
 
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1280               ACHOA: Painting Chapter 8: The Shepherd Boy Painter - Cimabue      
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Catherine Called BirdyCatherine, Called Birdy
Timeline: 1290
(Preview) There may be inappropriate content.
1170 L
library

               

Catherine Called Birdy
Vocabulary sheets
Set 1

Set 2
 
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The Apple and the ArrowThe Apple and the Arrow
750 L
Otter’s rating 5 stars

             

Mickey Mouse & Friends - The Band Concert (they play the William Tell Overture)
Otter’s rating 5 stars

The Apple and the Arrow Unit and Lapbook Free
Otter’s rating 5 stars

We didn't do the lapbook elements, but rather discussed and looked up things based on the information provided at the bottom of the page (info for the lapbook elements). We listened to alpenhorns via YouTube, looked up Switzerland on Google Earth, talked about goats, etc.
 
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In Freedom's CauseIn Freedom’s Cause: A Story of Wallace and Bruce by George Henty

Free for Kindle
Free Online

Or
William Wallace
William Wallace and All That

Mystery of HistoryLesson 72            

Braveheart’s Scotland

Time Warp Trio: Plaid to the Bone (Discovery Streaming)  An encounter between the Book and a pinball machine "catapults" Joe, Anna and Jodie back to the siege of Lady Agnes Randolph's castle in 1338 Scotland.
Otter’s rating 5 stars

 

History’s Mysteries: The True Story of Braveheart
 

BBC interactive Wallace and Bruce

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