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What happened to Europe and the Mediterranean region after Rome fell?
The keep at Porchester Castle, England
After Rome fell, the western world changed. The old order collapsed, and local lords took control-as best they could. There were simply too many changes to cover them all, but we will look at a few.
During this lesson, students will evaluate and explain the key factors that affected European changes after the fall or Rome
Select two of the following questions. Create a well written essay of two or three paragraphs to each question.
- How did the rapid expansion of Islam affect the Middle East, southwest Asia, northern Africa and Europe from about 600 to 800 A.D.?
- What factors made Charlemagne such a pivotal figure in Europe?
- How did the feudal system develop? What were its strengths and weaknesses?
- What were the origins of the Crusades? How did they affect Europe? How did they affect the Middle East?
Click here for a copy of the PDF file we used at the start of this unit.
Click here to see a copy of the Middle Ages Timeline PowerPoint.
Click here to view the timeline we used in class.
Click here to view the PowerPoint about the breakup of Rome we used in class.
Click here for a quick look at Charlemagne.
Early Islamic Conquests
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