A video guide to part four of the History Channel's documentary Mankind: The Story of All of Us. It was originally designed for middle school students but could work for older students as well.The guide has ten questions total - about one question every four to five minutes.
I try to pick important information for the questions and space them out so students must pay attention but do not have to write so much that they can't enjoy the video.
The Mankind: The Story of All of Us DVD set is available on Amazon or individual episodes can be purchased on iTunes.
Episode description from the History Channel:
By the 5th century AD the Roman Empire disintegrates, leaving a power vacuum in Europe. Barbarians destroy towns and cities; Europe has entered the Dark Ages. But elsewhere in the world, humans achieve progress. In the Arabian dessert, the discovery of gold helps ignite new innovations in engineering and technology. Vikings open up new links. Mankind continues to clash in wars over religion and territory.