A selection of 66 of our online History through Literature videos provides students, teachers, schools and homeschool students with the opportunity to learn about and study history through literature and how literature and writing reflects the history of our Civilization.
Learn about the first civilizations, between about 4000 and 600 B.C and identify major literary forms used in ancient times, including epics, stories, songs, lyric poems, legends, and dramas. Proceed on to study through periods that include The Victorian Era, The Period of Enlightenment and the era's of the Renaissance, the Reformation and Romanticism and Revolution.
Learn about History in the Early through to the Late Middle Ages up until the Late 20th Century and identify major literary forms including epics, lyric poems, satires, comedies, letters, and historical, scientific, and political essays through the ages.
Learn about the connections between historical events and the literary figures and literary works of the Greek era, and military and literary figures such as Plautus, Julius Caesar, Octavian, Virgil, and Horace that illustrate and characterize the rise and fall of the Roman Empire.
Then use our online interactive quizzes to discover what you have learnt and strengthen your understanding of the subject. Each topic is provided with it's own Lesson Plan providing additional activities that help provide an effective and structured approach to the learning of each topic.