Unit 1: The Byzantine Empire
Learning Goal: Students will be able to summarize significant events, figures and contributions of the Byzantine Empire.
Class and homework:
- pp. 24 Roots of Judaism Due 8-16
- pp. 55 Christianity Due 8-17
- pp. 83 Byzantine Empire Due 8-23
- pp. 87 Shaping Eastern Europe Due 8-24
- Map of the Byzantine Empire’s borders Due 8-18
Schism, Crusades, Patriarch, Justinian, Saladin, Pope Innocent III, Icon, Iconoclast, Heresy, Excommunication, Mosaic, Constantine, Byzantium, Constantinople, Justinian Code, Theodora, Greek Fire, Hagia Sophia, Ottoman Turks, Seljuk Turks, The Huns, war-bands, and barbarian
Christianity from Judaism to Constantine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG55ErfdaeY&list=PLBDA2E52FB1EF80C9
Fall of the Roman Empire http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PszVWZNWVA&list=PLBDA2E52FB1EF80C9
Differences between the Roman and Byzantine Empires http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrAIPRNwpYo
Fall of Constantinople http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0yNlYqNMdo
History Hanover Project on the Early and Late Medieval Period
Short Video on the Crusades and Religious Divide
Collection of primary sources about the fifth century C.E. and the “fall” of the Roman Empire.
Columbia University- The Mongols in World History-This website general information on the Mongols (e.g., maps, primary documents and video segments).
National Endowment for the Humanities- includes primary sources, interactive modules as well as case studies for this time period.