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Subjects:

  • Social Studies > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10

Keywords:

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English

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SOC.6-8.CS.1: History-Social Science

Students explain how major events are related to one another in time.

SOC.6-8.CS.2: History-Social Science

Students construct various time lines of key events, people, and periods of the historical era they are studying.

SOC.6-8.CS.3: History-Social Science

Students use a variety of maps and documents to identify physical and cultural features of neighborhoods, cities, states, and countries and to explain the historical migration of people, expansion and disintegration of empires, and the growth of economic systems.

SOC.6-8.HR.1: History-Social Science

Students frame questions that can be answered by historical study and research.

SOC.6-8.HR.3: History-Social Science

Students distinguish relevant from irrelevant information, essential from incidental information, and verifiable from unverifiable information in historical narratives and stories.

SOC.6-8.HI.1: History-Social Science

Students explain the central issues and problems from the past, placing people and events in a matrix of time and place.

SOC.7.WH.7.6.1: History-Social Science

Study the geography of the Europe and the Eurasian land mass, including its location, topography, waterways, vegetation, and climate and their relationship to ways of life in Medieval Europe.

SOC.7.WH.7.6.2: History-Social Science

Describe the spread of Christianity north of the Alps and the roles played by the early church and by monasteries in its diffusion after the fall of the western half of the Roman Empire.

SOC.7.WH.7.6.3: History-Social Science

Understand the development of feudalism, its role in the medieval European economy, the way in which it was influenced by physical geography (the role of the manor and the growth of towns), and how feudal relationships provided the foundation of political order.

SOC.7.WH.7.6.4: History-Social Science

Demonstrate an understanding of the conflict and cooperation between the Papacy and European monarchs (e.g., Charlemagne, Gregory VII, Emperor Henry IV).

SOC.7.WH.7.6.5: History-Social Science

Know the significance of developments in medieval English legal and constitutional practices and their importance in the rise of modern democratic thought and representative institutions (e.g., Magna Carta, parliament, development of habeas corpus, an independent judiciary in England).

SOC.7.WH.7.6.6: History-Social Science

Discuss the causes and course of the religious Crusades and their effects on the Christian, Muslim, and Jewish populations in Europe, with emphasis on the increasing contact by Europeans with cultures of the Eastern Mediterranean world.

SOC.7.WH.7.6.7: History-Social Science

Map the spread of the bubonic plague from Central Asia to China, the Middle East, and Europe and describe its impact on global population.

SOC.7.WH.7.6.8: History-Social Science

Understand the importance of the Catholic church as a political, intellectual, and aesthetic institution (e.g., founding of universities, political and spiritual roles of the clergy, creation of monastic and mendicant religious orders, preservation of the Latin language and religious texts, St. Thomas Aquinas's synthesis of classical philosophy with Christian theology, and the concept of "natural law").

SOC.7.WH.7.6.9: History-Social Science

Know the history of the decline of Muslim rule in the Iberian Peninsula that culminated in the Reconquista and the rise of Spanish and Portuguese kingdoms.

SOC.9-12.CS.3: History-Social Science

Students use a variety of maps and documents to interpret human movement, including major patterns of domestic and international migration, changing environmental preferences and settlement patterns, the frictions that develop between population groups, and the diffusion of ideas, technological innovations, and goods.

SOC.9-12.HR.4: History-Social Science

Students construct and test hypotheses; collect, evaluate, and employ information from multiple primary and secondary sources; and apply it in oral and written presentations.

SOC.9-12.HI.1: History-Social Science

Students show the connections, causal and otherwise, between particular historical events and larger social, economic, and political trends and developments.

SOC.9-12.HI.3: History-Social Science

Students interpret past events and issues within the context in which an event unfolded rather than solely in terms of present-day norms and values.

SOC.9-12.HI.4: History-Social Science

Students understand the meaning, implication, and impact of historical events and recognize that events could have taken other directions.

SOC.9-12.HI.5: History-Social Science

Students analyze human modifications of landscapes and examine the resulting environmental policy issues.

SS.A.1.3.2: Social Studies

knows the relative value of primary and secondary sources and uses this information to draw conclusions from historical sources such as data in charts, tables, graphs.

SS.A.1.3.3: Social Studies

knows how to impose temporal structure on historical narratives.

SS.A.2.3.2: Social Studies

knows how major historical developments have had an impact on the development of civilizations.

SS.A.2.3.3: Social Studies

understands important technological developments and how they influenced human society.

SS.A.2.3.4: Social Studies

understands the impact of geographical factors on the historical development of civilizations.

SS.A.2.3.5: Social Studies

knows significant historical leaders who shaped the development of early cultures (e.g., military, political, and religious leaders in various civilizations).

SS.A.2.3.6: Social Studies

knows the major events that shaped the development of various cultures

SS.A.2.3.7: Social Studies

knows significant achievements in art and architecture in various urban areas and communities to the time of the Renaissance

SS.A.2.3.8: Social Studies

knows the political, social, and economic institutions that characterized the significant aspects of Eastern and Western civilizations

SOC.6.SS.6.W.1.1: Social Studies

Use timelines to identify chronological order of historical events.

SOC.6.SS.6.W.1.3: Social Studies

Interpret primary and secondary sources.

SOC.6.SS.6.W.1.4: Social Studies

Describe the methods of historical inquiry and how history relates to the other social sciences.

SOC.6.SS.6.W.1.5: Social Studies

Describe the roles of historians and recognize varying historical interpretations (historiography).

SOC.6.SS.6.W.1.6: Social Studies

Describe how history transmits culture and heritage and provides models of human character.
Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2009-07-06.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This Webquest on the Middle Ages is designed as a complete unit of study. The resource outlines the definition of a webquest and gives many links to other resources related for research. Students are asked to research a role from medieval society and to play that role in classroom reenactments. Teachers will find a vast array of useful ideas and creative avenues for academic exploration of this complex time period. As a complete unit, this might be daunting for novice teachers or those without much experience using technology in the classroom.

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