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.
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
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.
Check out the entire Middle Ages series!
Lesson 1: Introduction to the Middles Ages
Lesson 2: The Franks: Clovis to Charlemagne (coming soon)
Lesson 3: Anglo-Saxon England
Lesson 4: The Vikings (coming soon)
Lesson 5: The Feudal System
Lesson 6: The Church in the Middle Ages
Lesson 7: The Normans
Lesson 8: Rise of Islam
Lesson 9: The Crusades
Lesson 10: Gothic Cathedrals and Architecture (coming soon)
Lesson 11: Scottish Wars of Independence
Lesson 12: The Hundred Years War
Lesson 13: Society in the Late Middle Ages (coming soon)
Corresponding Movie Guides
• The Dark Ages
• Islam Empire of Faith Part 2
• The Black Plague