Multcolib School Corps Picks Nonfiction about the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Annotation:Painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer, Leonardo da Vinci was a genius who was well ahead of his time and the best example of the Renaissance man. This graphic novel is his story.
Annotation:Presents the life and works of Shakespeare. Includes activities to introduce Elizabethan times, including making costumes, making and using a quill pen, and binding a book by hand.
Annotation:With sixteen full-color maps showing what the world was like from A.D. 500 to 1450, this book is sure to capture in the attention of students interested in knights and castles, Vikings, Crusades, the Aztecs, and the Incas.
Annotation:"Describes disgusting details about daily life in the Middle Ages, including housing, food, and sanitation"--Provided by publisher.
Annotation:This well-written reference resource explores the Islamic Empire's society, culture, and daily life, including architecture and art; astronomy and mathematics; customs, holidays, sports, and foods; government systems; industry and trade; language and literature; military structure and strategy; and mythology and religious beliefs.
Annotation:Medieval Towns, Trade and Travel features daily life in a town, the artisans and business people who populated it, and what kind of transportation was available in the days of horse and cart.
Annotation:Feasts were a common way of drawing families and communities together in the Middle Ages. They were also used as an opportunity to display a noble family's wealth. This delightful book takes readers inside a medieval kitchen highlighting utensils used in food preparation, the servants who worked there, and how food was prepared.
Annotation:For nobles in the Middle Ages, clothing was a symbol of power and status. Their clothes were costly, made of beautiful material and encrusted with jewelry. Peasants wore work clothes made of coarser material. Young readers will be fascinated by this new book that features fashions from the days of knights and ladies.
Annotation:In the Middle Ages, a family's position in society determined where children lived, what type of education they received, and what games they played. This colorful new book features beautiful artwork that helps show how children spent their days in medieval times.
Annotation:The creative impulse is an ancient and enduring feature of human expression. Art serves many purposes: to beautify, record, reflect, enlighten, and celebrate our existence. Eye on Art examines the rich and varied world of art. Major art movements, the artists who fueled them, and the works they created are all discussed in this series.
Annotation:Filled with archival photographs and amazing fact boxes, this entry in DKs groundbreaking series tells the story of Joan, a young farm girl who became a Christian martyr after she heard voices encouraging her to secure the throne of France for its rightful heir.
Annotation:Describes the life and times of the Middle Ages. Reveals the historical details of life as a knight in the 1100s, life in a royal castle in the 1200s, and life during the Black Plague in the 1300s.
Annotation:Text and detailed drawings follow the planning and construction of a magnificent Gothic cathedral in the imaginary French town of Chutreaux during the thirteenth century.
Annotation:What would daily life be like if you were a prisoner in a dungeon? Would you survive?
Annotation:Describes the 1347-1351 outbreak of plague in Europe, known as the Black Death, which killed one out of three people and changed the course of European history.
Annotation:Examines the life of Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci, discussing his inquiries and accomplishments in art and various fields of science.
Annotation:A collection of short one-person plays featuring characters, between ten and fifteen years old, who live in or near a thirteenth-century English manor.
Annotation:Describes the Japanese way of life during the samurai eras through information about the politics, military, culture, and the belief system; also indicates the legacy of the period.
Annotation:Examines various aspects of life during the Middle Ages, including the feudal system, knights and chivalry, life in a castle, and battle during medieval times.
Annotation:A retelling in comic strip form of Geoffrey Chaucer's famous work in which a group of pilgrims in fourteenth-century England tell each other stories as they travel on a pilgrimage to the cathedral at Canterbury.
Annotation:From England to France to Italy, Spain, and the Middle East, the lives of medieval knights and warriors who made a significant impact on their world are profiled. Living in the intriguing age of chivalry, some were living examples of it, while others sought fortune over honor.
Annotation:A guide to the Middle Ages, discussing events, people, and practices around the world from 500 to 1500.
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Books to support the Common Core Standard ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8: For example: Analysis of primary and secondary sources; describe how text presents information and an author's point of view; distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text.