The Crusades: Voices and Perspectives

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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. They then collaborate to develop a news segment demonstrating what they have learned about their group's unique perspective.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • All class handouts, including primary and secondary source materials, are provided
  • Easily navigate the document with provided hyperlinks
Cons

  • Instructor will need to provide structure for how groups should conduct collaborative work and construct presentation