The Medieval Academy’s Database of Medieval Digital Resources (MDR) was launched in January and is growing every week, with several dozen vetted resources added in the past few months. Another fifty resources are currently undergoing review and will be added once/if they pass muster.
As part of an incipient collaboration with National History Day, several dozen resources in MDR have been tagged as “National History Day Selected Resources,” indicating that they are appropriate for use by grades 6-12. We are particularly grateful to Kevin Shirley (LaGrange College) for overseeing the selection of these resources. In addition, the Medieval Academy of America has taken out an advertisement in the 2020 National History Day Themebook encouraging students and teachers to consider engaging with medieval topics and directing them to the Database of Medieval Digital Resources as they begin their research.
It is our hope this collaboration will result in improved representation of the Middle ages in National History Day projects and in K-12 curricula in general. Please feel free to promote MDR and our involvement with NHD to your K-12 contacts.