Of all the tribes that overran the Western Roman Empire, the Franks would prove the most resilient and influential. This lesson traces the Franks from their early conquests in Gaul, through their height under Charlemagne and the fragmentation of his empire after his death in 814.
Besides the main flowchart (FC.40) there are two smaller, but important flowcharts tht are included in this lesson: FC.40A which looks at the flow of trade from the Muslim world to Western Europe and its importance; and FC.40B which looks at the impact of the stirrup on medieval warfare and society.
Highlights of this presentation include picture essays on Charlemagne and Carolingian illuminated manuscripts.
This is a self-contained PowerPoint that develops slide by slide while other notes for the students scroll down the side. It can be run as a timed presentation on its own, presented slide by slide for discussion, or integrated into your other lectures. There are also extensive pictures with captions mixed in to illustrate the lesson and capture students’ interest. This packet also contains a student reading, flowchart, and the author’s own research notes which contain lots of details and interesting trivia to spice up your class.
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