Students review 4 units from Medieval History (Byzantines and Slavs, Islamic Civilization, Rise of Medieval Europe, and Medieval Europe at its Height), and the Wars of the Roses by making timelines and answering 4 questions. There are 22-28 timeline items to be organized and classified according to a system detailed in the instructions. Students then complete one task for 6-8 items of their choice and a different task for 3-6 other items for each unit. There are arrows in the first two lines of the timeline showing students the direction to fill out the pieces in. The answers are included where appropriate and this could work for a sub!
Sample timeline items and questions include:
--Concordat of Worms
--Clovis becomes king
--Capetian dynasty established in France
--Pope Gregory VII opposes lay investiture
--Muhammad has 1st revelation
--compilation of Quran begins
--Hijrah marks first year of Muslim calendar
--Abbasids overthrow Umayyads
--Council at Nicaea
--Ivan titles himself Czar
--Yaroslav opens Kiev’s first library
--Justinian's Code finalized
--Emperor Leo III orders icons taken from churches
--Joan of Arc burned at stake
--Battle of Agincourt
--Richard III defeated on Bosworth Field
--King Edward IV’s sons locked in Tower of London
--Create a one line slogan to sum up the effect of the Crusades OR the Black Death on Europe.
--Compare and contrast feudalism and manorialism. Which would you have rather lived in and why?
--Discuss what may have happened to Islam had there never been any divisions after Muhammad’s death. What might that have meant for the present?
----Discuss what may have happened to the Byzantine Empire during and after the Nika revolt had Theodora not asserted herself with Justinian.
To recap the bundle includes these timeline activities:
Byzantines and Slavs
Rise of Medieval Europe
Medieval Europe at its Height
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