Introduction to the Middle Ages

Mac's History
Grade Levels
6th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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8 pages
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  1. Buy all four Early Middle Ages presentations and save. These dynamic presentations on the Early Middle Ages provide visuals, video links, guided notes, and reflection questions to keep your students engaged for the entire lesson. Two versions of each lesson! The first is a Presentation - PowerPoint
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This brief presentation heralds the beginning of my Middle Ages unit!

Let the music and animations play out on the cover slide for full effect.

It defines the eras of the Middle Ages - Early, High, Late.

It works beautifully as an introduction before doing this video assignment:

The Dark Ages

Google App Links are on the Teacher Instructions Sheet!

Two versions of this lesson!

The first is a Presentation - PowerPoint/Google Slides - for those teachers who know the topic and want to guide their students through the material. This class takes approximately 30-40 minutes. There are handouts for note taking along with reflection questions included with this presentation.

The second version consists of the information and images on worksheets that the students can read through at their own pace. This is best done if laptops or tablets are available for the class or for online learning. This version comes with more indepth questions that the students can work through on their own.

Check out the entire Middle Ages series!

Lesson 1: Introduction to the Middles Ages Free!

The Early Middle Ages

Lesson 2: The Franks

Lesson 3: Anglo-Saxon England

Lesson 4: The Vikings

Lesson 5: Rise of Islam

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The High Middle Ages

Lesson 6: The Feudal System

Lesson 7: The Church in the Middle Ages

Lesson 8: The Normans

Lesson 9: The Crusades

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The Late Middle Ages

Lesson 10: Gothic Art and Architecture

Lesson 11: Scottish Wars of Independence

Lesson 12: The Hundred Years War

Lesson 13: Corruption of the Church in the Late Middle Ages

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Corresponding Movie Guides

The Dark Ages

Islam Empire of Faith Part 2

The Black Plague

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social studies.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including analyzing how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term over the course of a text (e.g., how Madison defines faction in Federalist No. 10).


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