Yesterday, we finished our lesson on the rise of towns and trade, and today, we will be taking the first quiz in our unit on the later Middle Ages! Good Luck!
Today, we finished our viewing of the NOVA special on cathedrals. Then, we examined which edifices were Gothic, which ones were Romanesque, and which ones were Byzantine!
Glad we got that map quiz out of the way -- everyone seemed to score well!
Tomorrow, we'll explore cathedrals and castles!
Today, we continued our reading of Morris Bishop's account of the Crusades. Tomorrow, we'll have our map quiz, and then we'll go over the Crusades altogether!
Today, we continued our exploration of the Crusades by reviewing the map and the chart. Hopefully, you got a sense about the back-and-forth that took place between Christians and Muslims...a thousand years ago!
Tomorrow (12/09), we will begin our study of the Crusades. Keep in mind that notions of "Holy War" (or "Holy Struggle") and the "Will of God" are not exclusive to the Islamic tradition. These ideas come from the Christian tradition as well.
Throughout this unit, keep in mind when (if ever) people are justified in fighting a war in the name of religion. Sometimes, it may be right; other times, religion is the pretext people invoke to advance a cause for other purposes.
In our return to Europe, we revisited nearly everything we covered since August.
Some of these events happened in the "West," while others occurred in the "East/non-West."
This week, we'll begin our study of the Crusades and church reform back in Europe!
It's been a while since we've seen an update, but that's because you've all presented so wonderfully about your Africa topics.
Somewhat regrettably, we'll have to move out of Africa and back to Europe. In the meantime, check out the "Blog" to see how much we've changed since the beginning of this unit on Africa.