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Medieval Europe: CKHG Student Reader


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Medieval Europe introduces students to the Middle Ages in Western Europe, including the feudal system, knights and castles, the growth of towns, the Magna Carta, Joan of Arc, and more.

Core Knowledge History and Geography™ (CKHG) Student Readers offer engagingly written text with many color illustrations, maps, vocabulary sidebars, and a glossary. For each reader, a Teacher Guide and Timeline Cards are separately available. All materials may be downloaded and previewed in their entirety.


Medieval Europe begins by placing the Middle Ages in Western Europe in historical and geographical context. Students learn about the Western and Eastern Roman Empires, the influence of the Roman Catholic Church, Charlemagne, the feudal system, castles and manors, chivalry, the growth of towns, women in the Middle Ages, William the Conqueror, the Magna Carta, Parliament, Joan of Arc, the plague, and the legacy of the Middle Ages. Students also learn about medieval European art, architecture, and music, as well as the fictional King Arthur and Camelot.

Related Components

  • Teacher Guide: with detailed lesson plans, activity page masters, additional activities, and assessments
  • Timeline Cards: visual aids to reinforce big ideas, chronology, and context

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About CKHG

Core Knowledge History and Geography™ (CKHG) is a comprehensive program in world and American history and geography, integrating topics in civics and the arts. CKHG helps students build knowledge of the diverse civilizations, cultures, and concepts specified in the Core Knowledge Sequence.

CKHG Student Readers offer engagingly written text with many color illustrations, maps, vocabulary sidebars, and a glossary. In general, the content and presentation in CKHG Student Readers for Grades 3-5 are appropriate for young readers from the upper elementary grades through middle school (Lexile levels 650 – 980).

Using CKHG in the Classroom

  • For Social Studies: Used in their recommended sequence, CKHG materials can form the basis of an engaging Social Studies program that builds historical and geographical knowledge and skills grade by grade.
  • For Language Arts: You can also use CKHG to integrate content-rich nonfiction into your Reading/Language Arts lessons. CKHG objectives are correlated with the Common Core English Language Arts standards, which call for increased reading of nonfiction informational texts.

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6.7 in. W x 9.6 in. H
172 pages

ISBN: 978-1-68380-004-0

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