• The Later Middle Ages 
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    Objective: Students will be able to develop a deeper understanding about how the religious, economic, and geographic interaction influenced people’s personal lives in Europe during the Middle Ages by completing various tasks, including one SCR (Black Death) and Research Essay with primary their finding of a topic (Magna Carta, Spanish Inquisition, Black Death, Crusades, Popes vs. Kings, or Hundred Years’ War).
    Overview: Students will learn that during the Later Middle Ages popes of the Roman Catholic Church and kings dominated society.  The Crusades, the bubonic plague, and the Hundred Years' War were important events that shook European society.  These events also moved Europe slowly away from feudalism and outlined democratic societies. 
    Lessons will be available through Google Classroom and due dates are on the Calander link on the left.
    Summative Assessment

    The Later Middle Ages Research Project Due Date Day One March 19th Day Two March 20th                                                                                                  ---   NO LATE PROJECTS   ---

    Later Middle Ages Assessment 
    Formative Assessments 
    Study Guide questions will be assigned for homework for each sections
    Notes for each of the following sections.  
    Research Notes

    Social Studies Standards
    6.2.8.A.4.a Analyze the role of religion and other means rulers used to unify and centrally govern expanding territories with diverse populations.
    6.2.8.A.4.c Determine the influence of medieval English legal and constitutional practices (i.e., the Magna Carta, parliament, and the development of habeas corpus and an independent judiciary) on modern democratic thought and institutions.
    6.2.8.B.4.a Explain how geography influenced the development of the political, economic, and cultural centers of each empire and well as the empires’ relationships with other parts of the world.
    6.2.8.B.4.b Assess how maritime and overland trade routes (i.e., the African caravan and Silk Road) impacted urbanization, transportation, communication, and the development of international trade centers.
    6.2.8.B.4.e Analyze the motivations for civilizations to modify the environment, determine the positive and negative consequences of environmental changes made during this time period, and relate these changes to current environmental challenges.
    6.2.8.B.4.f Explain how the geographies and climates of Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas influenced their economic development and interaction or isolation with other societies.
    6.2.8.C.4.a Explain the interrelationships among improved agricultural production, population growth, urbanization, and commercialization.
    6.2.8.C.4.b Determine the extent to which interaction between the Islamic world and medieval Europe increased trade, enhanced technology innovation, and impacted scientific thought and the arts.
    6.2.8.D.4.a Analyze the role of religion and economics in shaping each empire’s social hierarchy, and evaluate the impact these hierarchical structures had on the lives of various groups of people.
    6.2.8.D.4.c Assess the demographic, economic, and religious impact of the plague on Europe.
    6.2.8.D.4.g Evaluate the importanceand enduring legacy of the major achievements of the people living Asia, Africa (Islam), Europe and the Americas over time.

    Language Arts Standards
    06-08.RH.01 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
    06-08.RH.02 Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
    06-08.WST.01 a-e Introduce claim(s) about a topic or issue, acknowledge and distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.
    Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant, accurate data and evidence that demonstrate an understanding of the topic or text, using credible sources.
    Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.
    Establish and maintain a formal style.
    Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.
    06-08.WST.10 Write routinely over extended time frames (time for reflection and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.