Cuentos de la Alhambra (Washington Irving)
Cuentos de Canterbury (Geoffrey Chaucer)
September 21, 2011
September 20, 2011
Barbarian Invasion (study guide + worksheet)
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 EARLY MIDDLE AGES
FEUDALISM (in Spanish)
THE ISLAMIC EMPIRE
September 19, 2011
General Concepts – Recursos sobre Historia Medieval – Feudal Europe – Feudal Europe (ppt) – Feudalism (pdf) – Libros Vivos – The Feudal Society – General information about Feudalism and the medieval society (pdf) – The Medieval Church – Virtual tour of L’Abbadye de Fontenay
Medieval Europe Map
The Norman Conquest of England
Worksheets and Activities
Medieval Middle Ages (worksheet)
September 16, 2011
The Black Death
March 22, 2011
March 18, 2011
Resources and Activities
March 17, 2011
Humanism (pdf) – Renaissance (ppt) – Renaissance Inventions – A Journey through the Renaissance – Reformation (Ppt) – Henry VIII and Anglicanism – Inquisition + torture tools – William Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Theatre