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Three questions in need of well-written answers await your budding historians. They put their reading comprehension to the test when they describe how the Crusades impacted Italian city-states, why kings like Richard the Lion-Hearted participated in the Crusades, and what role Constantinople, Jerusalem, and Venice played.
If your kids have a grasp on the basics of the Crusades they'll have no problem answering each of these short answer questions. They'll describe Eastern Orthodox Christian views of the Crusades, the role of Pope Urban II, and the impact of the Mongols. Use as a writing prompt or to check reading comprehension.
Here is a truly interactive presentation that focuses on building and understanding of the effects and failures related to the Crusades. Learners will fill in the blank, make a Venn Diagram, and answer a series of critical-thinking questions in order to prepare for the regents exam.
Seventh and eighth graders will be able to better understand the causes of the Crusades with this well-scaffolded PowerPoint presentation. Slides include highlighted vocabulary, comprehension questions, and vivid images, making this an easy-to-follow resource. Reference to textual documents is made, so this is probably best used alongside a printed text.
In this geography activity, students read an excerpt about the Crusaders compromised of two of children. They use the map given to determine how far apart each army marched before reaching the Mediterranean Sea. In addition, students explain if the event seemed likely to them or not with evidence to support.