by Katie Torrey
An excellent research guide that divides history into time periods, then lists Church councils, saints,martyrs,popes, and the founding of religious orders.
Katie Torrey originally created this guide for use alongside the TRISMS History’s Masterminds Curriculum, but it can be used alongside almost any non-Catholic curriculum (unit study or textbook) or as a stand alone to provide a Catholic dimension.
Along with the research information, Katie provides suggested reading book titles, suggested movies, and URLs for related websites. After the time period pages, are four reproducible questionnaire forms that students are to use as they research popes, martyrs, saints, church councils, and religious orders. The scope of the research topics is purposely limited to keep it manageable. The type of research required and the format of the questionnaires would make this most useful for students in junior and senior high. However, it is also useful for Catholic parents with children of any age. Parents might use the guide simply to know what books or resources to use without using the questionnaires. With the limited number of quality Catholic history resources available, this is a great tool for those who choose to use secular or Protestant resources, so their children can also learn some of what’s either been omitted or presented with a non-Catholic slant.
Also available as a download.
This study is a great supplement to TRISMS Rise of Nations as you study the reformation and Martin Luther.