After the Treaty of Verdun, Charlemagne's three feuding grandsons broke up the kingdom even further. Part of this territory also became a battleground as new waves of invaders attacked Europe. The constant warfare led to the rise of European feudalism, a political and economic system based on land ownership and personal loyalty.Activities
1. Reading Quiz: Pages 358-360
a. Students will have a 15 point reading quiz over pages assigned yesterday.
This quiz is over the Vikings, Magyars, and Muslims.
b. Students can use their notes.
2. Charlemage: Legendary King
a. As a class, we will discuss and review the importance of Charlemagne. Also, I will hand
out Charlemagne: Legendary King. This will lead to a brief discussion over the three
questions at the bottom of the sheet. Why did Charlemagne oppose his coronation.
3. Video Documentary: The Dark Ages
a. We will be watching three segments of this documentary done by the History Channel.
1. Clovis and the Rise of Christianity: 17:50 - 23:07
2. Life in the Middle Ages: 41:26 - 44:41
3. Charles Martel, Charlemagne, and The Vikings: 51:40 - 1:19:50
b. On a separate sheet of paper, students will need to answer the following during the video:
-3 Things I already knew
-3 Things I learned
-3 Things I have a question about
1. Explain new ideas of Government
2. Trace the spread of Christianity among Germanic peoples
3. Identify Charles Martel's successes
4. Describe Charlemagne's empire