Monday, August 6, 2012

Homeschool History, Religion, and Culture Studies (Part 4)

(The nine circles of hell inspired by Dante's Inferno!)

So far, we have studied Ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Plus the Hebrews and the birth of Christianity. During the spring of this year we went on to study the Middle Ages in the West.

We still use Gloria Fiero's Humanistic Tradition to start us off, but then we read and watch lots of other cool stuff - and go on museum tours too, of course!


Boethius, Consolation of Philosophy
Brenda Mulvihill, Treasury of Saints and Martrys
Everyman (Miracle Play)
Dante, The Divine Comedy
Seymour Chwast, Dante's Divine Comedy: A Graphic Adaptation
Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales
Marcia Williams, Chaucer's Canterbury Tales

Audio book/lectures

Modern Scholar: Dante and the Divine Comedy (lecture series on The Divine Comedy)
Modern Scholar: Odyssey of the West: A Classic Education through the Great Books: The Medieval World (lecture series)

Film and TV

Brother Son Sister Moon (Zefferrelli film about St Francis of Assisi)
Medieval Times (BBC series, Terry Jones)
Joan of Arc (Victor Fleming movie, 1948)
The Passion of Joan of Arc (Dreyer and Falconetti, 1928)
Vision (2010 movie about Hildegard von Bingen)
Hildegard von Bingen: In Portrait (BBC documentary)
Dante's Inferno (1935 movie)
Six Centuries of Verse (TV series presented by John Gielgud, which includes readings from Canterbury Tales, Divine Comedy etc)

Tours at Museums

Medieval tour - The Metropolitan Museum of New York
Medieval tour - British Museum

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