Mr. Campbell Classes for 2020-2021 Academic Year

Here are all the courses I am teaching for Homeschool Connections in the 2020-2021 academic year. This year my focus is going to be on medieval history, both general and specific. I am offering two Middle School courses and two High School courses. Registration opens April 1, 2020. Visit www.homeschoolconnections.com to register; registration codes can be found below in each class description. I recommend registering early; my courses tend to fill up quickly.

FALL SEMESTER 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


MIDDLE SCHOOL MEDIEVAL HISTORY

Total classes: 12
Class dates: Mondays, September 14 to December 7, 2020. No class Nov. 2.
Starting time: 4:00 PM Eastern (3:00 Central; 2:00 Mountain; 1:00 Pacific)
Duration: 45 minutes
Prerequisite: None, but MS Ancient World Part Two recommended
Suggested grade level: 6 th to 8 th grade
Suggested credit: 1 semester Medieval or World History. For a fully year, follow with
Medieval Ingenuity: Medicine, Invention, and Technology in the Middle Ages in the
spring.
Fee: $167 if you register on or before July 15, 2020. $187 after July 15 for all 12
classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date,
registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after
the course is closed.)
GoSignMeUp Code: 20Fall_Campbell_MedHistory_M400_MS
Instructor: Phillip Campbell

Course description: Middle School Medieval History provides a comprehensive
overview of the European Middle Ages. Beginning with the Fall of Rome in the 5th
century, this course will guide students through the formative events of the Middle
Ages up until the dawn of the Renaissance. The course will cover important political
developments, as well as cultural trends, literature, and interesting personalities of
the period. Special consideration will be given to the influence of the Catholic
Church on the formation of medieval life.
Course outline:

Week 1: The Barbarian Kingdoms of the West
Week 2: The Benedictine Rule
Week 3: The Conversion of Europe
Week 4: The Papacy
Week 5: The Carolingian Era
Week 6: The Norse and Normans
Week 7: Common Life
Week 8: Church and State
Week 9: The Crusades
Week 10: Mendicant Orders
Week 11: Medieval Universities
Week 12: The 14th Century

Course materials:
The Book of the Middle Ages by Dorothy Mills (ISBN: 978-1-61538-114-2, available
from Memoria Press
— The Book of the Middle Ages Student Guide by Matthew Anderson (ISBN:
1615382569), and
The Book of the Middle Ages Teacher Guide by Matthew Anderson (ISBN:
1615382577).

This entire set can be purchased for $39.95 from Memoria Press. Memoria Press also offers digital versions of all of these books at a much lower price
than the printed editions.

Homework: Homework will consist in weekly reading from the textbook, self-
graded weekly work out of the student book, and quarterly automated online
quizzes. Estimated homework commitment per week is two hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AGE OF FAITH: MEDIEVAL HISTORY 313-732 (High School)

Total classes: 12
Class dates: Mondays, September 14 to December 7, 2020. No class Nov. 2.
Starting time: 5:30 PM Eastern (4:30 Central; 3:30 Mountain; 2:30 Pacific)
Duration: 55 minutes
Prerequisite: None, but Life and Times of the Ancient Romans for high school is
recommended.
Suggested grade level: 9th to 12th grade
Suggested credit: 1 semester Medieval or World History. For a full year, follow with
The City of God: The High Middle Ages 732-1217 in the spring.
Fee: $197 if you register on or before July 15, 2020. $217 after July 15 for all 12
classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date,
registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after
the course is closed.)
GoSignMeUp Code: 20Fall_Campbell_AgeFaith_M530_HS
Instructor: Phillip Campbell

Course description: “Age of Faith” will focus on the formative period of the Middle
Ages, from the Edict of Milan to the defeat of the Muslim armies at Tours. Students
will learn how the Roman Empire morphed into the kingdoms of medieval Europe,
how the Catholic Church helped shape the development of these kingdoms, and
about the most prominent men, women, and saints who shaped the culture.
Course outline:

Week 1: The Christian Empire
Week 2: St. Augustine
Week 3: The Germanic States
Week 4: The Irish Missions
Week 5: Benedictine Moment
Week 6: The Merovingians
Week 7: Saxon England
Week 8: Justinian’s Conquests
Week 9: The Crusades
Week 10: The Christianization of Germany
Week 11: Old Slavonia
Week 12: The Muslim Eruption
Course materials: Primary texts provided free online by the instructor.

Homework: Homework will consist of weekly readings and online quizzes (graded
by the computer for immediate feedback), as well as occasional essay questions
based on the readings. Estimated time commitment is 2-3 hours per week outside of
class.

SPRING SEMESTER 2021


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEDICINE, TECHNOLOGY, AND INVENTION IN THE MIDDLE AGES

Course name: Medicine, Invention, and Technology in the Middle Ages
Maximum number of students: 25
Total classes: 12
Class dates: Mondays, January 25 to April 26, 2021. No class Feb. 15 or March 29.
Starting time: 4:00 PM Eastern (3:00 Central; 2:00 Mountain; 1:00 Pacific)
Duration: 45 minutes
Prerequisite: None, but Middle School Medieval History recommended (Fall 2020)
Suggested grade level: 6th to 8th grade
Suggested credit: One full semester Medieval or World History
Fee: $177 if you register on or before November 15, 2020. $197 after Nov. 15 for all
12 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date,
registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after
the course is closed.)
GoSignMeUp Code: 21Spr_Campbell_Middle_M400_MS
Instructor: Mr. Phillip Campbell

Course description: Medicine, Invention, and Technology in the Middle Ages is a
fresh look at medieval history through the lens of science. Too often the medieval
period is depicted as one of ignorance, superstition, and technological
backwardness. This class will acquaint students with many valuable scientific
advances of the Middle Ages and demonstrate that the medieval era was actually a
time of dynamic discovery and innovation.
Course outline:

Week 1: Science in the late Roman world
Week 2: Plowing and Horses
Week 3: The Waterwheel
Week 4: Military Engineering
Week 5: Miscellaneous Medieval Inventions
Week 6: Astronomy and Astrology
Week 7: Alchemy and Chemistry
Week 8: The Mechanical Clock
Week 9: Gothic Architecture
Week 10: Medieval Biology
Week 11: Medieval Medicine
Week 12: The Scientific Community

Course materials: All course materials will be provided by the instructor.
Homework: Homework will consist in readings and automated online quizzes.
Estimated homework commitment per week is 2 hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE CITY OF GOD: THE HIGH MIDDLE AGES 732-1217
Total classes: 12
Class dates: Mondays, January 18 to April 26, 2021. No class Feb. 15 or March 29.
Starting time: 5:30 PM Eastern (4:30 Central; 3:30 Mountain; 2:30 Pacific)
Duration: 55 minutes
Prerequisite: None, but “Age of Faith” is recommended (Fall 2020)
Suggested grade level: 9th to 12th
Suggested credit: One full semester Medieval or World History
Fee: $197 if you register on or before November 15, 2020. $217 after Nov. 15 for all
12 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date,
registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after
the course is closed.)
GoSignMeUp Code: 21Spr_Campbell_HighMiddle_M530_HS
Instructor: Mr. Phillip Campbell

Course description: “The City of God: the High Middle Ages” is the continuation to
“Age of Faith.” This course will give students an extremely in depth study of the full
flowering of medieval civilization during the period known as the High Middle Ages.
Our class will study the politics, ideology, art, and literature of medieval Europe
from the 8th-13th centuries.
Course outline:

Week 1: Survey of 8th Century Europe
Week 2: The Glory of Charlemagne
Week 3: The Fury of the Northmen
Week 4: Alfred the Great
Week 5: The Normans and Feudalism
Week 6: Norman England
Week 7: The Holy Roman Empire
Week 8: The Investiture Controversy
Week 9: Gothic Architecture
Week 10: Medieval Literature
Week 11: The Crusading Movement
Week 12: The Consolidation of France
Week 13: Papal Supremacy

Course materials: All course materials provided free by the instructor.
Homework: Homework will consist of readings and automated online quizzes.
Estimated homework commitment per week is 2 hours.


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