Unit Concepts

General concepts + activities

Videos

La Caída del Imperio Romano (video) – HunosGodosSajones

Barbarian Invasion (study guide + worksheet)

Arthurian LegendKing Arthur (officil movie trailer)

The Early Middle Ages (ppt)

Los comienzos de la Edad Media

476 AD, the last western Roman Emperor has just been removed from power. Barbarians have crossed over the Roman limes (=borders) and settled in the ancient Roman provinces. Most of them, but not all, were Germanic people and their rulers became the new kings of small Germanic Kingdoms.

A new Europe is arising, blending Germanic traditions with the Roman cultural legacy. All over Europe, Christendom becomes the actual link.

 This is a dark and confusing  period, but the Roman heritage has not disappeared: in the eastern Europe the Roman power still remains, we call it Byzantine Empire, in western Europe Charlemagne, a Frankish king, is crowned by Pope as the new Roman Western Emperor.

Let´s review several topics related to these Early Middle Ages Empires.

THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE

The break-up of the Mediterranean unity

  THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE PPT (1-2)ExercisesLIBROS VIVOSGAME

Videos: Justiniano 1, 2, 3, 4, 5El Imperio Bizantino

   BYZANTINE ART AND CULTURE

THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES

    MIDDLE AGES & CHARLEMAGNEPPTVIDEOCarlomagno (History Channel) – Video 12

  FEUDALISM (in Spanish)

THE ISLAMIC EMPIRE

  

ISLAM (in Spanish)CARACTERISTICAS –   Islam and Al-Andalus (ppt in English) – Video Islam – Video: Islam: Imperio de Fe – Video: Al-Andalus –  The Spread of Islam – Islam resources 12

Activities

The Middle Ages in Europe

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