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1400-1499 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        
1400

 

     

The House of Lancaster 1399-1461, 1470-1471

Henry IV 1399-1413

Young Folk's History of England
Chapter 19 Henry IV 1399-1413
   

ACHOA: Painting Chapter 8: The Angel-Like Brother (Angelico)

King Henry IV

The Medici
The Medici: Birth of a Dynasty (PBS Empires)
Amazon Instant Video
Netflix streaming

Otter’s rating 5 stars

 

   
1401              

Discovering Great Artistsp. 14 Ghiberti 1378-1455

Ghiberti's winning piece for a 1401 competition
     
1402                      
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1406                      
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1408                      
1409                      
1410

Marguerite Makes a BookMarguerite Makes a Book
1400’s
570 L (library)

Otter’s rating 3 stars
               

Marguerite Makes a Book Unit

Make a medieval book printable project

Illuminated Letter art lesson and activity

Otter’s rating 5 stars
 
1411                      
1412              


Discovering Great ArtistsDiscovering Great Artists

p. 13 Limbourg Brothers

(June painted 1412)
     
1413                      
1414   Mystery of HistoryLesson 80  

Trial and Triumph
John Huss 1369-1415

Monks and Mystics

p. 211-228 John Hus 1414 –A road south of Prague, in Bohemia

Henry V 1413-1422

Young Folk's History of EnglandChapter 20 Henry V of Monmouth 1413-1423

 

The Story of LibertyChapter 3

The Fire that was Kindled in Bohemia
     

Henry VHenry V (Netflix Streaming)
Amazon Instant Video

John Hus, This is Its History

Kings and Queens: Henry V

John Hus

John Hus Amazon Instant Video

John Huss mini-unit and lapbook

 

Map Trek
Map Trek Medieval World
Map assignment: Britain During the Middle Ages

 
1415                      
1416                      
1417                      
1418                      
1419                     Dick Whittington audio story
1420                      
1421                      
1422         Henry VI 1422-1461, 1470-1471            
1423         Young Folk's History of EnglandChapter 21 Henry VI of Windsor 1423-1461

 

         
1424               ACHOA: Sculpture Chapter 13: The Gates of Paradise (Ghiberti)      
1425                      
1426                      
1427                      
1428              

Discovering Great Artists
p. 17 Masaccio 1401-1428

Painted Holy Trinity in 1427
     
1429                      
1430                      
1431

Joan of ArcJoan of Arc 980 L

(library)
Mystery of HistoryLesson 81   Monks and Mysticsp. 229-232 Other Medieval Christians        

Joan of Arc
Animated Hero Classics: Joan of Arc
Otter’s rating 5 stars

The Passion of Joan of Arc
The Passion of Joan of Arc (Netflix Streaming)
Amazon

Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc (1948 version)
Netflix
Amazon

Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc
Netflix

Amazon
Joan of Arc magazine article  
1432                      
1433                      
1434              

Discovering Great Artists
p. 15 Van Eyck 1395-1441

(The Arnolfini Portrait painted 1434)
     
1435                      
1436                      
1437                      
1438   Mystery of HistoryLesson 82            

Lost Civilization: The Incas

Secret of the Incas

Machu Picchu
Nova: Ghosts of Machu Picchu
Netflix streaming
Amazon

Horrible Histories - Pachacuti

Call A Llama Farmer! - Horrible Histories Otter’s rating 5 stars

BrainPOP
Inca Civilization
Otter’s rating 5 stars

Horrible Histories: Incan Hole
Otter’s rating 5 stars
Horrible Histories Inca Shopping Hour
Otter’s rating 5 stars
Horrible Histories: Incan Messenger
Otter’s rating 5 stars

Horrible Histories: Incan Report
Otter’s rating 5 stars

   
1439               ACHOA: Architecture Chapter 19: Dome Trouble (Brunelleschi 1439)      
1440                      
1441                      
1442                      
1443                      
1444                      
1445               ACHOA: Architecture Chapter 20: Backward and Forward (Riccardi Palace 1445-1460 and St. Peter’s Rome 1506-1626)      
1446                      
1447              

ACHOA: Painting Chapter 9: Born Again Painters

Discovering Great Artists
p. 16 Angelic 1400-1455

Painted Saint Lawrence Receives the Treasures of the Church in 1447
     
1448                      
1449                      
1450

Our Little Aztec CousinOur Little Aztec Cousin of Long Ago Free online

Otter’s rating 5 stars
        A History of UsHUS Book 1 Chapter 8 Taking a Tour (Native Americans)   ACHOA: Sculpture Chapter 15: Next Best and Best (Donatello’s Gattamelata and Verrocchio 1435-1488)   Map Trek
Map Trek Medieval World
Map assignment: Central and South America (Aztec and Inca Empires)
Portuguese exploration in Africa 1450 interactive map
1451                      
1452                      
1453   Mystery of HistoryLesson 83                  
1454

Gabriel and the Hour BookGabriel and the Hour Book

Google Books

Free for Kindle

Baldwin Project
Late 1400’s or early 1500’s

Relates the story of the making of an hour book as a wedding gift from King Louis of France to Lady Anne of Brittany and the good fortune it brought to little Gabriel, Brother Stephen's color grinder.  
    Monks and Mysticsp. 233-234 The Renaissance: The Middle Ages come to an end         The Worst Jobs in History: The Royals Age    
1455  

Mystery of History Volume 3Lesson 1

The Story of the WorldBook 2 Chapter 35  The Renaissance  

House of Lancaster
1399-1461

Henry VI 1422-1461
     

MonarchyMonarchy: The Crown Imperial (War of the Roses, birth of the Tudors, etc.)
Amazon Instant Video
Netflix streaming
Otter’s rating 2 stars

 

Henry VI

Netflix

War of the Roses notebooking information sheet

Notebooking sheet

 
1456

Johannes GutenbergWho in the World Was the Secretive Printer?: The Story of Johannes Gutenberg
(1440 was when the press was invented)

Otter’s rating 0 stars
0 stars
Or

Fine PrintFine Print  A Story about Johann Gutenberg (library)

 

Mystery of HistoryLesson 84    

The Story of LibertyChapter 4 What Laurence Coster and John Guttenberg Did for Liberty


A History of Us

HUS Book 1 Chapter 10 Mound for Mound (Mound builders)

HUS Book 1 Chapter 14 The Power of the Press

The Picture History of Great Inventorsp. 16 Johann Gutenberg 1397-1468  

The Most Evil in History: Vlad the Impaler (Discovery) 1431-1476

Potato printing activity

Home project (for my house): observe/handle moveable type that we have
 
1457                 Millennium 15th Century    
1458                      
1459

The Sunne in Splendour
The Sunne In Splendour: A Novel of Richard III
Spans 1459-1492

FOR ME, not for kids
                   
1460                      
1461

The Trumpeter of Krakow
The Trumpeter of Krakow
1461 (Poland)
(have at home)
1200 L
Otter’s rating 0 stars
0 stars

My daughter remembers really liking this book, but ugh, both Otter and I didn't even want to finish it. So we didn't. :-P
     

The House of York 1461-1485

Young Folk's History of EnglandChapter 22 Edward IV 1461-1483

      Edward IV    
1462                      
1463                      
1464                      
1465

The Kingmaker's Daughter

The Kingmaker's Daughter (The Cousins' War) For high school or adults

Read my review here.

Mystery of History Volume 3Lesson 2                  
1466                

Isabel of Castilla
Royal Diaries: Isabel Jewel of Castilla 1466

   
1467                      
1468                      
1469   Mystery of History Volume 3Lesson 3    

The Story of Liberty

The Story of Liberty

Chapter 5 Isabella, The Inquisition (The Men Who Ask Questions)
     

The Inquisition
History’s Mysteries: The Inquisition

Amazon
   
1470                      
1471        

Henry VI is restored as king 1470-1471
Edward takes the crown again 1471

           
1472                      
1473                      
1474                      
1475                      
1476                      
1477                      
1478 Our Little Florentine Cousin of Long AgoOur Little Florentine Cousin of Long Ago (Free online)                    
1479                      
1480  

Mystery of History Volume 3Lesson 4

                 
1481                      
1482                      
1483

Richard III
Richard III (Shakespeare for Everyone)

The Yeoman's Daring Daughter
The Yeoman's Daring Daughter and the Princes in the Tower library
Otter’s rating 3 stars

Sent

Sent This is the sequel to Found. It's about time travel.
     

Young Folk's History of EnglandChapter 23 Edward V
1483

Chapter 24 Richard III

1483-1485
   

Discovering Great Artists
p. 18 Botticelli 1445-1510
Painted Venus and Mars in 1483

Botticelli
Botticelli (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists) Reader - library
Otter’s rating 3 stars

Famous artists lapbook p. 7 (minibook with paintings) Botticelli

ACHOA: Painting Chapter 10: Sins and Sermons (Botticelli, Bartolomeo)

Edward V

Richard III
Richard III
Amazon Instant Video

Princes in the Tower
Princes in the Tower (Netflix)
Amazon

Princes in the Tower

Kings and Queens series: King Richard III
   
1484                      
1485        

Tudor Era 1485-1558

Young Folk's History of EnglandChapter 25 Henry VII
1485-1509
Chapter 26

    ACHOA: Architecture Chapter 21: The Homes of England  

Tudor House Craft

 
1486                      
1487                      
1488                      
1489                      
1490

Murder at MidnightMurder At Midnight
1490
Library

590 L
             

Henry VII

Horrible Histories: The Axe Factor (a little crude/gross)
Otter's rating: 5 stars

   
1491

Midnight MagicMidnight Magic 1491
Library
660 L

Before Columbus
Before Columbus: The Americas of 1491  library
I got this book but ended up not using it. It's a good solid choice I'd use for a high schooler, but it just didn't light the fire for either me or Otter.

 

     

Adventure TalesAdventure Tales Vol. 1:
p. 1-7
America the land (Old Earth, billions of years mentioned)
p. 8-11
Native Americans

Adventure Tales student book
p. 7-9
         
1492


The World of Columbus and Sons
1451-1539
Have at home
This is a VERY LONG book with lots of different characters covering a long time span. I read it out loud and it took us quite a while to get through it. I think some children may find it boring or bog down on all the details. However, we learned a lot - so it was worth our time.

Otter’s rating 5 stars

Mystery of History Volume 3Lesson 6

Lesson 7

 

   

The Story of LibertyThe Story of Liberty

Chapter 6 How a Man Tried to Reach the East by Sailing West (Columbus)

A History of UsHUS Book 1 Chapter 15 A Boy Named Christopher

HUS Book 1 Chapter 16 A New Land is Discovered

Adventure Tales
Adventure Tales Vol. 1:
p. 17-23 Exploration and Columbus

Adventure Tales student book p. 10
   

The Medici
The Medici: The Magnificent Medici (PBS) Lorenzo Medici
1449-1492
Netflix streaming
Amazon Instant Video

Otter’s rating 5 stars
This was an excellent series that really helps you understand the Renaissance and the Medici's influence during this time. *There is violence (murder/blood), some mild sensuality and nudity via statues and paintings (David & Venus), etc. Not recommended for younger students.

 

Animated Hero Classics: Columbus

Horrible Histories: Captivating Columbus

Where Do You Think You Are Going Christopher Columbus

Columbus' Lost Voyage
Columbus’ Lost Voyage
Amazon

1492
1492 Conquest of Paradise
Netflix streaming
Amazon

BrainPOP

Christopher Columbus

Time TravelersTime Travelers New World Explorers Have at home

  • lessons 1-7

 

Interactive Maps
Interactive 3-D Maps: American History

p. 14 Columbus lands in America

 

Map Trek
Map Trek Medieval World
Map assignment: Early Explorers

Map Trek
Map Trek Medieval World
Map assignment: The Voyage of Columbus

or

Map Trek
Map Trek US Edition 1
Map assignment: The Voyage of Columbus

Interactive Explorer’s Map

You Are There: Columbus Discovers America
1493  

Mystery of History Volume 3Lesson 8

Lesson 9

      A History of UsHUS Book 1 Chapter 17 The Next Voyage       Columbian Exchange cut & paste  
1494                      
1495                      
1496                      
1497

A Long and Uncertain JourneyA Long and Uncertain Journey: The 27,000 Mile Voyage of Vasco Da Gama (Great Explorers) Library
990 L
Otter’s rating 5 stars

Who in the World was the Forgotten Explorer
Who in the World Was The Forgotten Explorer?: The Story of Amerigo Vespucci
Have at home
Otter’s rating 5 stars

Mystery of History Volume 3Lesson 5

The Story of the WorldBook 2 Chapter 41 (part 1) The New-Found Land (John Cabot) 1497

 

The Story of LibertyThe Story of Liberty
Chapter 7 The New Home of Liberty (Cabot, Vespucci, Balboa)

A History of UsHUS Book 1 Chapter 18 Stowaways: Worms and a Dog (Columbus’s 4th voyage, John Cabot, Balboa)

HUS Book 1 Chapter 20 What’s in a Name? (Vespucci)
    John Cabot: A Man of the Renaissance

Tudor society notebooking info sheet (maybe use as a basis to draw/copy first page)
Made my own version

Dias notebooking page
Da Gama notebooking page
Otter’s rating 3 stars

Interactive Maps
Interactive 3-D Maps: American History
p. 26 Cabot and Hudson explore N. America
Otter’s rating 4 stars

Time Travelers

Time Travelers New World Explorers Have at home

  • lessons 8-10
Interactive Explorer’s Map
1498   Mystery of History Volume 3Lesson 10
   

The Story of LibertyThe Story of Liberty

Chapter 9 The Man Who Can Do No Wrong (Pope Alexander VI) 1492-1503
        Map Trek
Map Trek Medieval World
Map assignment: Later Explorers (Fill out as you study each explorer or fill out now to refer to)
 
1499                      

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