The Middle Ages: The Crusades

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9th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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All the foundational information your students need to build their knowledge, interest, and skills upon. Concise information in point form with stunning images and thought-provoking questions. **

The Crusades were a defining event for Europe, less so for the Islamic World, but their significance would increase in time as a symbol of the struggle between two different religious worlds.

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Topics covered include:

♦ The mythologizing and romanticizing of the Crusades

♦ Reasons for the Crusades

♦ The launching of the First Crusade

♦ The Second and Third Crusade

♦ Struggles between Richard and Saladin

♦ The debacle of the Fourth Crusade

♦ The economic, political, and social impact of the Crusades

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 two hours. There are seven links to Youtube in the presentation. The videos total ~25 minutes. Youtube links are checked weekly and updated when necessary. 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.

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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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Total Pages
70 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 hours
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