Unit 1 The Byzantine Empire

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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:

  1. pp. 24    Roots of Judaism                              Due 8-16
  2. pp. 55    Christianity                                       Due 8-17
  3. pp. 83    Byzantine Empire                             Due 8-23
  4. pp. 87    Shaping Eastern Europe                   Due 8-24
  5. Map of the Byzantine Empire’s borders         Due 8-18

Key Terms:

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

Schism class notes #1                      Schism class notes #2

Additional Resources:

Alexander the Great http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LsrkWDCvxg&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PLBDA2E52FB1EF80C9

Roman Empire http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPf27gAup9U&list=PLBDA2E52FB1EF80C9

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

http://history.hanover.edu/project.html#ma

Short Video on the Crusades and Religious Divide

http://www.learner.org/courses/worldhistory/units.html

Collection of primary sources about the fifth century C.E. and the “fall” of the Roman Empire.

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/sbook.html

Columbia University- The Mongols in World History-This website general information on the Mongols (e.g., maps, primary documents and video segments).

http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/mongols/

National Endowment for the Humanities- includes primary sources, interactive modules as well as case studies for this time period.

http://chnm.gmu.edu/cyh/