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Christendom | Medieval History Curriculum

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Year 4 in Dave Raymond’s History Series [AD 33 – 1600]

The final course in Dave Raymond’s history series is here! Christendom spans the resurrection of Christ, to the fall of the Roman Empire, and ends with the Reformation and English Civil War.  With over 50 hours of video instruction, discover the compelling stories of emperors, monks, barbarians, and battles, while traveling through medieval history alongside St. Benedict, Charlemagne, Alfred the Great, Genghis Khan, and more.  Learn how Christianity spread and influenced everything from art to government to science, and find out why the middle ages weren’t so dark after all in this fourth installment of our four-year study.  Recommended for high school students age 14+ (see below)Literature Connections: British and World Literature, Old Western Culture: The Romans, and Old Western Culture: Christendom

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“Crafty men condemn studies, simple men admire them, and wise men use them.”  – Francis Bacon

Christendom is the conclusion to Dave Raymond’s comprehensive world history from a Christian worldview. This series covers early church history through the Reformation. Through a combination of stories and moral philosophy, Dave shows how Christianity spread across much of the world changing everything from family life to art to government to science to worship. Learn the stories of redeemed men and women who demonstrate how Christianity changes cultures and left a remarkable legacy for the world.

Christendom is Year 4 in a series of one-year homeschool history curricula.

Christendom consists of:

    • 130 videos (54+ hours)
    • 3 projects
    • Year-long Portfolio
    • 226-page Student Reader based on original sources (PDF, EPUB, and Kindle)
    • Teacher’s Guide with Scope & Sequence (PDF, EPUB, and Kindle)
    • EPUB & Kindle versions of the Student Reader and Teacher’s Guide using Dyslexia-friendly fonts. View a side-by-side sample from American History.
    • Weekly Exams

Credit: One High School History/Social Studies (Click on the FAQ tab for a complete breakdown of hours.)

Age: 14+ (We recommend children be over age 14 to take this class due to challenging and sometimes mature content. Please be aware of some brief artistic nudity in some of the historical artwork that is presented in the course.)

Dave Raymond lives in rural Middle Tennessee with his wife and 6 children where he has taught the humanities for the past 20 years. He teaches the disciplines of history, literature, composition, and Latin through Quiller Tutorials.

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1 HS

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Lesson Length

75-90 minutes (5 videos, ~25 min each)


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54+ hours



  1. Orientation (1:17:43)
  2. Eternity in Operation: The Roman Principate and the New Testament Church (2:05:14)
  3. Imperium sine Fine: The Successions of Rome, Judea, and the Apostolic Church (1:55:51)
  4. The World That Died in the Night: Christianity, the Church Fathers, and the Transformation of Culture (2:00:53)
  5. A Creed and Still a Gospel: Constantine, Nicea and Athanasius (2:01:08)
  6. Centripetal & Centrifugal Forces: The Barbarians, the Church and the Fall of Rome (2:00:16)
  7. Only the Lover Sings: Augustine of Hippo (1:47:29)
  8. The Long Defeat: Byzantium (2:09:01)
  9. There is No God but Allah: Islam (2:04:15)
  10. How the Celts Saved Civilization: Christianity in Ireland and Britain (2:21:23)
  11. The Holy Roman Empire: Benedict & Monasticism, Gregory the Great & Worship, Charlemagne & Education (2:25:29)
  12. The Ballad of the White Horse: The Norse and Alfred the Great (2:08:26)
  13. Medieval Covenants: Feudalism and the Norman Conquest (1:42:47)
  14. Deus Vult: The First Crusade (2:05:54)
  15. Outremer: Crusader Kingdoms and Later Crusades (2:16:24)
  16. The Music of the Spheres: Medieval Art, Towns, Cathedrals and Monks (2:32:13)
  17. Wonder & Delight: Medieval Education, the Scholastics and Dante (2:28:38)
  18. Just Rule and a Braveheart: Plantagenets, Common Law and the Scots (2:24:19)
  19. The Fracturing of Christendom I: Invasions, Wars and Plagues (2:09:04)
  20. The Fracturing of Christendom II: The End of the Middle Ages (1:47:56)
  21. Man the Measure I: The Renaissance (2:02:24)
  22. Man the Measure II: The Renaissance (1:51:12)
  23. The Morning Stars of the Reformation: Wycliffe to Erasmus (2:13:33)
  24. Justification by Faith: The Great Reformation (2:12:07)
  25. Towards a Proper End: Reformations and Counter-Reformations (2:17:47)
  26. Lex Rex: The English Civil War (2:02:27)

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How to Teach Christendom: Don’t know where to begin with this product (or need a refresher)? Try our brief jumpstart guide to see how all the pieces fit together.

(Coming Soon) Christendom Resources: Additional links, videos, and games you can use to supplement the curriculum. Best of all, they’re free!

History posts on our Blog: Stay up to date on the whys and hows of this product.


Does the streaming service expire?
No. This is a purchase in perpetuity.

How do I calculate for high school credit?
HSLDA recommends spending approximately 150 hours on a subject to qualify for high school credit.  This is how Dave Raymond’s classes generally break down to achieve that credit.  Some students will spend more time in some areas and some will spend less, but there is clearly enough different types of work to qualify for full high school credit: * The reader includes a 226 pages of original historical materials. Readings often increase in length as the year progresses. If additional reading is desired for older students, we include recommendations for that.
**If a parent desires to do two or more thesis papers for older students, that is perfectly acceptable and will only increase the amount of time spent in the class.

What should my student’s portfolio look like?
Here is an example of a portfolio from American History to give some ideas.

12 reviews for Christendom | Medieval History Curriculum

  1. Lydia W (verified owner)

    Dave is always the best

  2. Katherine M (verified owner)

    The history classes are the best I’ve ever seen as far as content

  3. Rebekah S (verified owner)

    We love Dave Raymond. His insight is excellent, and the materials are thought provoking. We don’t use all of them, but have enjoyed what we have used.

  4. Klara B (verified owner)


  5. Tara H (verified owner)

    The lectures are engaging and informative. I like the way the questions require the kids to think and apply rather than just parrot back information.

  6. Ginger L (verified owner)

    Dave Raymond’s history courses are fantastic. I really appreciate how he approaches the study of history through a strong biblical worldview; making sense of historical events and how we’ve gotten to where we are through a biblical worldview. As a home educator I also really appreciate how adaptable the program is. I can choose how much work each of my students needs to complete each week based on their age/abilities. My younger students can just watch the videos, read the selections, and discuss while my older students can handle the portfolio and other projects on top of that. It is because of this flexibility and quality of material presented that I often recommend this program to other homeschooling families.

  7. Bonnie S (verified owner)

    My son is taking Christendom this year after taking Antiquity last year. We were very pleased Dave would teach on this time period and continue the story for him.

  8. Denice H (verified owner)

    I think this is definitely for upper high school. We are definitely learning a lot and it is deep. I appreciate that you gave us the first half of the class, rather than wait until the whole class was available to release it.

  9. Christabell S (verified owner)

    My daughter loves how what she is learning in her class directly relates to what we are learning in our Bible studies. She also loves discussing how the class lectures presents the Bible as history and not a story. It has led to many interesting discussions.

  10. Ruth E (verified owner)

    I find myself reusing and revisiting chapters in the book myself

  11. Matthew C (verified owner)

    It is a helpful course that covers the material well.

  12. Rebecca K (verified owner)

    We have only started watching the first lesson – it lead to a great discussion about the Bible being a real myth.

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