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The Crusades: Voices and Perspectives
Invite your young historians to discover the distinct perspectives of Muslim, European, Jewish, and Byzantine groups during the Crusades. Class members are divided into groups and are given a packet of handouts, including background information, maps, artistic depictions of major figures, and more, to review for a particular historical group.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 63 Views 55 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Crusades - Pilgrimage or Holy War?
Walk your learners through the progression of the Crusades, discovering the political and religious motivations along the way, learning about such famous figures as Saladin and Richard the Lionheart, and considering the real historical impact of the pilgrimages.
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Crusades: History's Most Successful Failure
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.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 27 Views 136 Downloads
Writing Exercises: The Crusades I
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.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 8 Views 57 Downloads
Writing Exercises: The Crusades III
How did The Crusades contribute to the European Renaissance, what were Roman Catholic views on the Crusades, and who was Saladin? These are the questions awaiting answers on this expository writing worksheet.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 5 Views 37 Downloads
Writing Exercises: The Crusades IV
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.
7th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 20 Downloads
Causes of the Crusades
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.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 16 Views 79 Downloads
Final Regents Review: The Middle Ages
A thorough and engaging look at the Medieval time period in Europe, this presentation includes photographs of guild crests, illuminated manuscripts, and historical documents. When coupled with a class discussion on Charlemagne and the Crusades, these slides will come in handy as information for notes or images to tie concepts together.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 18 Views 111 Downloads
The Power of Nonviolence: The Children's March
What was the Children's Crusade and how did it impact the civil rights movement in the United States? Your young learners will learn about this incredible event through a variety of instructional activities, from reading a poem and informational text to viewing a video and taking notes about one of the participants of the crusade.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
East Meets West: Effects of the Crusades
Seventh graders examine the Crusades. For this Middle East history lesson, 7th graders research the series of religious wars. Students compare the culture of the Europe and the Middle East before and after the wars and then compose essays regarding their research findings.
7th Language Arts 20 Views 146 Downloads
Students discover the reasons the Crusades were fought. For this Crusades lesson, students break into groups and research what happened, who was involved and the outcome. Students create a poster with the information and present it to the class.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 13 Views 150 Downloads
The Rise and Fall of Joseph McCarthy
Students analyze documents, cartoons, speeches and articles about Joseph McCarthy and his crusade against "Un-American" activities. They guide their research with a worksheet and participate in class discussions about their findings.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 70 Downloads
Middle Ages Cross Curriculum Project
Middle schoolers complete several projects on the Middle Ages. In this world history lesson, students complete language arts, social studies, math, and science projects. Some of these include: comparing a teenager's life now to that in the Middle Ages, writing a report about castles, and constructing a 3-D model of a village.
6th - 8th Math 23 Views 160 Downloads
Writing Exercises: The Crusades II
Although limited as an engaging or interactive activity, this worksheet on The Crusades has learners responding to 3 clear and simple prompts, each of which can easily lead into deeper research. Historians outline different causes, perspectives, and participants of The Crusades.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 34 Downloads
Students investigate the series of religious wars known as the Crusades. For this Crusades lesson, students research Christian and Muslim beliefs and create posters that compare the two. Students discuss the causes of the wars as well as the outcomes.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 22 Views 104 Downloads
In this geography worksheet, 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.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 92 Downloads
Islam: History, Society, and Civilization
Middle schoolers explore the Crusades. In this world history lesson, students watch a video regarding the Crusades and compile a list of facts regarding the series of religious wars. Middle schoolers compare the Muslim view of the wars to the Christian view of the wars.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 100 Downloads