Grade 8 – Crusades and the Middle Ages

May 5 to 9, 2014


Watch Later
The Dark Ages…How Dark Were They, Really?: Crash Course World History #14

Section 4 Byzantine Empire and Crusades 
After briefly regaining control of the Mediterranean, the Eastern Roman Empire was reduced to the Balkans and Asia Minor. This smaller empire, known as the Byzantine Empire, was home to Europe’s greatest center of commerce, Constantinople, and to the Eastern Orthodox Church, the empire’s spiritual center. Meanwhile, a permanent schism developed with the Catholic Church in Rome. The Seljuk Turk invasion prompted the Byzantine emperor to turn to Europe for help. The result was a series of European-led military expeditions known as the Crusades. Amid horrible violence, crusading armies conquered Jerusalem and established crusader states. After Saladin’s Muslim forces retook Jerusalem in 1187, several more Crusades proved unsuccessful. The Crusades led to Christian violence against Jews, might have increased trade with the Eastern world, and assisted the breakdown of feudalism.

Monday – Glencoe World History, pages 306 to 311

Watch Later
The Crusades – Pilgrimage or Holy War?: Crash Course World History #15

Tuesday – Computer Lab

Concentration game:


Take Self-check Quiz and email the results to me, dcozart at

Wednesday – Quiz on vocabulary (quizlet)

Peasants, Trade, and Cities, Glencoe World History, pages 315 to 322.

Homework due Thursday: Section 10-1 Assessment, page 322, 1 to 7.

Thursday – The Middle Ages Health:

Horrible Histories:

Friday – Christianity and Medieval Civilization, Glencoe World History, pages 323 – 328.

Homework due Monday: Section 10-2 Assessment, page 328, 1 to 7.

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