Teaching Resources

Resources for “Thor’s Visit to Utgard,” a chapter in Myths of the Norsemen: Retold from the Old Norse Poems and Tales By Elizabeth Colantoni, Anastasia Donahue-White, Austin Evans, Lex Fournier, Kiara LeBlanc, Julia Schultz; Supervisor: Dr. Teresa Russo, Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (MARS), Brock University

Teaching the Middle Ages through Novel Studies


In 2021, Reading the Middle Ages Educational Materials or "Teaching the Middle Ages through Novel Studies" service learning project was initiated with a purpose to provide knowledge exchange and K-12 Outreach and to support undergraduate students in their professional development as they participate with the international community in promoting the study of the Middle Ages in elementary and high School. We hope this becomes a continuous project in conversation with educators as undergraduate students partner with teachers in Ontario to create resources for all teachers across Canada and abroad.    


The service project received the Government of Canada’s Co-operative Education and Work Integrated Learning (CEWIL) Canada grant and an Experiential Education Teaching & Learning Innovation Grant in its first year. Students are grateful to our elementary and High School industry partners in Ontario, especially to our 2021 partners, Mme. Angela Sciabbarrasi, French Immersion educator of St. John Bosco CES and Ms. Caroline Portelli, English Dept. Head/ AP teacher of St. Joan of Arc CHS in our inaugural year. We are grateful to the support of Felipe Ruan, Director of the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (MARS); Elaine Albridge-Lowe of MARS; Sandy Howe, Associate Director of Experiential Education at Brock University; Koreen McCullough, Experiential Education Coordinator, Humanities Division at Brock University; and our Humanities Librarians at Brock University's James A. Gibson Library: John Dingle, Acting Head of Collections and Charity Blaine, Access Services. In addition, we are grateful to the Digital Scholarship Lab at Brock University supporting the dissemination of these educational resources to our industry partners and to the international community of educators.

                                    We are happy to be partnering with teachers from the Niagara Region in 2022!

Teaching the Middle Ages through Novel Studies

Volume 1, Issue 1 - Resources for “Thor’s Visit to Utgard,” a chapter in Myths of the Norsemen: Retold from the Old Norse Poems and Tales

Volume 1, Issue 2 - Resources for Beowulf, the graphic-novel by Gareth Hinds, forthcoming

Volume 1, Issue 3 - Resources for “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,” a chapter in King Arthur and His Knights of The Round Table, forthcoming

Volume 1, Issue 4 -  Resources for Joan of Arc French Soldier and Saint by Philip Wolny, forthcoming

 Volume 1, Issue 5 - Resources for "The Knight's Tale" from Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, forthcoming (HS resource)

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