Christendom | Medieval History Curriculum


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

Trace the growth of the Church and Western civilization through periods of persecution, flourishing, and reformation. This final installment of Dave’s popular series is filled with stories of kings, monks, missionaries, and barbarians.


This is a presale of the complete course in streaming/download format. Part 1 is available now. Part 2 will be available in November. See below for thumb drive availability.

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This is a presale of the complete course in streaming/download format. Part 1 is available now. Part 2 will be available in November. See below for info on thumb drives.

“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. Most importantly, learn that God is sovereign over the kings of earth and has given the nations as an inheritance to the one true King, Jesus Christ.

Christendom is Year 4 in a series of one-year homeschool history curricula. Christendom consists of:
    • 130 videos (40+ hours)
    • 3 projects
    • Year-long Portfolio
    • 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.)

Thumb drives will be available for Christendom in Nov 2022. DVDs will not be offered for this course, due to its length and the difficulty in sourcing the necessary manufacturing materials. If you purchase this digital streaming/download version now, you will also receive a coupon code in November when thumb drives are available to purchase for an additional price of $15 + a one-time shipping fee.

Printed Course Materials (Student Reader & Teacher’s Guide) will be available spring 2023. Digital readings, exams questions, project guides, and answer keys are available for each lesson as they are released.

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.

Additional information




Credit Amount



Lesson Length

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


Dave Raymond


40+ hours



  1. Orientation
  2. Eternity in Operation: The Roman Principate & the New Testament Church
  3. Imperium sine Fine: The Successions of Rome, Judea, and the Apostolic Church
  4. The World That Died in the Night: Christianity, the Church Fathers, & the Transformation of Culture
  5. A Creed and Still a Gospel: Constantine, Nicea, & Athanasius
  6. Centripetal & Centrifugal Forces: The Barbarians, the Church, & the Fall of Rome
  7. Only the Lover Sings: Augustine of Hippo
  8. The Long Defeat: Byzantium
  9. There is No God But Allah: Islam
  10. How the Celts Saved Civilization: Christianity in Ireland & Britain
  11. The Holy Roman Empire: Benedict & Monasticism, Gregory the Great & Worship, Charlemagne & Education
  12. White Horse Kings: Arthur, Alfred, Wenceslas
  13. Medieval Identity: Feudalism & Minstrels
  14. Medieval Covenant: The Norman Invasion
  15. Medieval Spirit: Monks & Cathedrals
  16. Medieval Normalcy: Philosophy, Science, & Education
  17. Like Another Fall of Man: Medieval Heroes
  18. Deus Vult: The 1st Crusade
  19. Outremer: Later Crusades
  20. Bellum Justum: Scotland & England
  21. Fragmenting Christendom: 100 Years War
  22. The Death of Medievalism: Popes & Plagues
  23. Man the Measure: The Renaissance
  24. Morning Stars: Early Reformers
  25. Justification by Faith: Luther’s Reform
  26. The Peace of God: Calvin’s & Knox’s Reforms
  27. Brightest Heaven of Invention: Shakespeare & KJV
  28. Lex Rex: The Reformation in England

This is a provisional list and is subject to change upon final release.

Sample Lessons

Sample Course Materials

Read a Sample from the Student Reader

Read a Sample from the Teacher’s Guide


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

Calculating High School Credit for History:
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 few hundred pages of original historical materials. It increases 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.


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