All students have a test tomorrow on Unit 2 Middle Ages. Your manor project is due Wednesday. If you didn't turn in your cartoon and catapult reflection assignment then bring it in tomorrow for 10 points off. The study guide WITH ANSWERS is linked below, as well as the basic materials to work on your project. For ALL the project materials, scroll back a week to the day it was assigned.
We did a Middle Ages packet that covered feudalism, Charlemagne, great schism, Crusades, 100 Year War, Joan of Arc, and the Plague.
VOCAB QUIZ TOMORROW. CLICK HERE FOR WORDS
We are moving into the major history of Europe during the middle ages, starting with the Frankish kings like Clovis and Charlemagne. We discussed the power structure shifting to the Catholic Church, who takes over the role of the Roman Empire. We learned about guilds and economic conditions of the time.
Here are the materials and examples for the Feudalism Project. It has three parts:
1. Build a Manor. It must be in color and have all the elements in the directions. More points for creativity and making it 3-D.
2. Write a Serf Letter. Use the template provided and the Feudalism packet to get information on what to write. It can be typed or handwritten. You can make it look authentic if you life.
3. Create a coat of arms. This can be done on regular paper, or you can get creative. Read the feudalism packet to get more information on what is expected.
We did a bunch of notes on manorialism and feudalism, basically the change of lifestyle from living in cities to living on manors and small rural villages. People really needed safety and food so they made vassal contracts with nobles who owned land. In exchange for protection they gave loyalty and taxes to the landowners. Lesser nobles became Knights and exchanged military service for land. Lords built castles and large manor houses for protection, spurring new forms of warfare called siege weapons (like the catapult and trebuchet).
This time period also saw the rise of the Roman Catholic Church and the power of the Pope. They filled the power vaccuum left by the Roman Empire falling. This power structure, a coming together of royal and religious power will dominate Europe for the next 800 years.
Middle Ages Europe Flocabulary Rap - use "pinellas" as login and password
We covered the civilizations of Africa during the Middle Ages. We concentrated on West Africa and the Empire of Mali and Mansa Musa (the richest man in the history of the world). They made their money from the gold and salt trade. We watched some videos on culture from Africa, and each student got a homework assignment on the Empire of Mali. Their was a different assignment for Academic and Honor students.
Flocabulary Middle Ages Africa Rap - Use "pinellas" as login and password
We learned about the massive contributions of the Islamic Empire during their Golden Age. This 750 year time period was when Muslims expanded knowledge in every major field and set up learning centers at locations all over their empire. They were able to keep Roman, Greek, and Egyptian knowledge from disappearing during the dark ages. We watched a Flocabulary Rap, completed a reading, watched a 9 minute video, and completed a question sheet.
Flocabulary Islamic Empire Rap - Use "pinellas" for login and password
We started a new Unit by talking about the Fall of Rome and how it was the event that brought Europe into the Middle Ages (Dark Ages). We did a timeline activity and reading, a journal about the loss of power and control, and finished up with a map activity that gives us an overview of all the places we are going to be covering this unit.
We watched the first 9 minutes of this Mankind Video - CLICK HERE FOR MANKIND
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