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The Crusades-Pilgrimage or Holy War?/Crash Course World History

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Title:

The Crusades-Pilgrimage or Holy War?/Crash Course World History

URL:

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Type: Audio/Video

Overview:

John Green teaches you about the Crusades embarked upon by European Christians in the 12th and 13th centuries. Our traditional perception of the Crusades as European Colonization thinly veiled in religion isn't quite right. John covers the First through the Fourth Crusades, telling you which were successful, which were well-intentioned yet ultimately destructive, and which were just plain crazy. Before you ask, no, he doesn't cover the Children's Crusade, in which children were provoked to gather for a Crusade, and then promptly sold into slavery by the organizers of said Crusade. While this story is charming, it turns out to be complete and utter hooey.

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Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 8
World History to 1500
16 ) Describe major cultural changes in Western Europe in the High Middle Ages (1000-1300 A.D.).

Examples: the Church, scholasticism, the Crusades

•  Describing changing roles of church and governmental leadership
•  Comparing political developments in France, England, and the Holy Roman Empire, including the signing of the Magna Carta
•  Describing the growth of trade and towns resulting in the rise of the middle class
Unpacked Content
Strand: Economics, Geography, History, Civics and Government
Course Title: World History to 1500
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Analyze religious, political, and economic developments that lead to major cultural changes in Western Europe in the High Middle Ages (1000-1300 A.D.).
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • Holy Roman Empire
  • Magna Carta
  • High Middle Ages
  • William the Conqueror
  • King John
  • Philip II
  • jury (grade, trial)
  • clergy
  • friar
  • sacraments
  • Dominicans
  • Thomas Aquinas
  • theology
  • Scholasticism
  • anti-Semitism
  • Crusades
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • Religious influences on Western Europe in the High Middle Ages, including the changing role of the Catholic Church and the Crusades.
  • Political influences on Western Europe in the High Middle Ages, including the changing roles of governmental leaders, the signing of the Magna Carta, and the differing political developments in France, England, and the Holy Roman Empire.
  • The ways agriculture improved and the influence this had on the growth of cities and towns.
  • How the growth of cities and towns lead to increased trade and the expansion of the middle class.
  • Social changes that influenced Western Europe in the High Middle Ages, including the rise of scholasticism.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Understand textual evidence of primary and secondary sources.
  • Locate places on a map.
  • Describe how geography influenced culture.
  • Create a timeline.
  • Understand map symbols.
  • Identify the effects of religious beliefs and practices on societies.
  • Identify how religious beliefs affect government.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • Religion, political developments, and economics led to changes in European society during the High Middle Ages.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.8.16- Identify at least one cultural change in the High Middle Ages.
SS.AAS.8.16a - Identify the Magna Carta.


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Author: Ginger Boyd