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A Brief History and Explanation of Archives

A Brief History
This peer-reviewed journal was originally published electronically [online] as Scientia Scholae: A Journal for Teachers of Medieval Studies in Grades K-12, by what was then known as The Consortium for the Teaching of the Middle Ages. (The anacronym, TEAMS, actually stood for TEAch Medieval Studies.) Kevin J. Ruth (Editor) worked with Bruce C. Brasington, John W. Houghton, Vickie L. Ziegler, and Laura V. Blanchard to produce the first issue of this publication, which was made available in September, 2002. As Ruth stated in the Editor's Welcome of this first issue, the mission was "simple: to provide quality, thought-provoking articles related to the teaching of Medieval Studies in elementary and secondary schools." In Spring 2007, the new editor became Christine Neufeld, and Volume 5, Issue 1 inaugurated a few changes, some of which had already been put into practice under the editorship of Keven J. Ruth. As Neufeld notes in the Editor's Welcome of this issue:

Most obvious is the transformation of our title from Scientia Scholae to The Once and Future Classroom. While we hope this playful Arthurian reference will be inviting for those who stumble across us in cyberspace, for those of us already committed to this resource for teaching the Middle Ages, we hope our new title declares our belief in the ongoing relevance of the study of things medieval in a society which so often defines itself in contradistinction to the pre-modern.

Other plans included an annual essay competition for K-12 teachers. With the inauguration of Volume XII, Issue I (Fall 2015), Gale Sigal became the new Editor, and that issue served as the first College Level Edition for this publication.

Explanation of Archives
As much as has been possible, all original documents have been saved to an off-site location; however, their very preservation demonstrates the fluidity of publishing on the World Wide Web as technology—from changes/upgrades in the coding of Hyper-text Markup Language (HTML to HTML-5 with CSS) to changes in adaptability to a wide variety of machine technologies (desktop computers to smartphones). Indeed, such changes within a couple of decades seem to parallel the dramatic changes in both format and technology (not to mention langauge) from handwritten manuscripts to printed books. Effort has been made to revise all previous issues and yet to replicate the contents (including images) in a practical way that allows for older styles to blend well with the current technology formatting styles while being somewhat historically accurate to the appearance of those original formats. When available, the oldest version of the Table of Contents for each issue has been replicated and contained within a revised document, thus providing a sense of how the original issues appeared. Where it seemed necessary, I have provided notes regarding changes in style, journal title, and format(s). Unfortunately, these notes include what appear to be missing parts of issues, delayed issues, or issues missing entirely (it is possible, however, that such issues were never published, skipped). All PDF versions are replications of either the original PDFs (including typos and broken links) or newly created PDFs of original web page versions (including typos, particularly in outdated HTML, and broken links). All web page versions have been edited to either repair or delete broken links and typos were fixed, as much as possible. Gray or black, unlinked text indicates that the item was never created, lost, or is an otherwise missing work. Any and all suggestions for revisions, corrections, or other comments will be most appreciated.

NOTE: Volumes V-XI are currently still under revision. (3/29/2016)

Carol L. Robinson
TEAMS Webmaster
Kent State University at Trumbull
clrobins@kent.edu

 

Various mastheads for Once and Future Classroom
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Volume II
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Volume III
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Volume IV
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Volume V
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Volume VI
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Volume VII
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Volume VIII
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Volume IX
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Volume X
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Volume XI
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The Once and Future Classroom


Volume V, Issue 2
(Fall 2007)

Table of Contents

Editor's Welcome

Creating a Byzantine Icon

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: Slaying Student Resistance

Library Resources:
The Crusades

Submission Guidelines

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The Once and Future Classroom


Volume V, Issue 1
(Spring 2007)

Table of Contents

Editor's Welcome
Christine Neufeld

Sentence and Solaas in Special Education:
Adapting Chaucer's Knight's Tale for Students with Cognitive Impairments

Kelly Jean Passage Morden

Fashioning the Middle Ages: Teaching Medieval Culture through Clothing
Melanie Schuessler

Library Resources on Medieval Topics
Alan Lupack, Column Editor
Robin Hood
Valerie B. Johnson, Guest Columnist

Submission Guidelines

scientia scholae
Volume IV, Issue 2
(Spring 2006)

Table of Contents
Table of Contents
(Older Version)

Editor's Welcome
Kevin J. Ruth

A Rush to Judgment: Teaching Dante's Schema in American High Schools
Carl James Grindley

Review:
Dee Dyas and Ester Hughes: The Bible in Western Culture: The Student's Guide
John Morgan

Guidelines for Submissions

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scientia scholae
Volume IV, Issue 1
(Fall 2005)

Table of Contents
Table of Contents
(Older Version)

Editor's Welcome
Kevin J. Ruth

Medieval Studies: A Standards Based Approach
Timothy Hall

Exploring Medieval Herbs in Middle School: Medicine at Its Most Basic
Sally Newell

Guidelines for Submissions

scientia scholae
Volume III, Issue 1
(Spring 2005)

Table of Contents
Table of Contents
(Older Version)

Editor's Welcome
Kevin J. Ruth

Celebrating Historical Events: 1066—The Battle of Hastings
John Marshall Carter

Maldon, Gettysburg, and the Somme: Tolkien's Homecoming and the Idea of Chivalry
John W. Houghton

Review:
Sylvia Weil: My Guardian Angel
Elizabeth Crowll

Guidelines for Submissions
PDF Version
(WARNING: BROKEN LINKS!)

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scientia scholae
Volume II, Issue 2
(February 2004)

Table of Contents
Table of Contents
(Older Version)

Editor's Welcome
Kevin J. Ruth

Medieval People: Gotta Study 'Em All!
John Marshall Carter

Mostly Medieval: Lessons Learned from Modest Attempts at Recreating a Medieval Fair
Thomas W. Brandt

Review:
Doris L. Cullen: Who's Afraid of Middle English? A Booke of Lystes
Cynthia Perantoni

Guidelines for Submission
PDF Version
(WARNING: BROKEN LINKS!)

scientia scholae
Volume II, Issue 1
(August 2003)

Table of Contents
Table of Contents
(Older Version)

Editor's Welcome

Representations of the Garden in Medieval Literature
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Review:
Teaching Resources on Castles: Reviews of K-12 Materials
Amy West

Guidelines for Submission & Books Received

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scientia scholae
Volume I, Issue 2
(February 2003)

Table of Contents
Table of Contents
(Older Version)

Editor's Welcome
Kevin J. Ruth

Creating a Chaucerian Pilgrimage: An Activity for Teaching Chaucer's Canterbury Tales in the High School Classroom
Donna Dermond and Paul Hogan

Using Medieval Hagiography to Introduce Medieval Society
Anita Pilling

Guidelines for Submission & Books Received
PDF Version
(WARNING: BROKEN LINKS!)

scientia scholae
Volume I, Issue 1
(September 2002)


Table of Contents

Editor's Welcome
Kevin J. Ruth

Dealing with the F-Word: Feudalism and the History Classroom
Raymond Lavoie

Teaching Chaucer's House of Fame in High School
Anne Prescott

Guidelines for Submission & Books Received
PDF Version
(WARNING: BROKEN LINKS!)

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