A map of the crusades from 1096 to 1204.
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  1. Explain Social Impact Write a paragraph describing medieval European interactions with Muslims. Consider the European adoption of Muslim practices, how the use of money changed the social order, and who the players were in the new middle class.
  2. Describe Changing Roles Write a paragraph describing the role of family life in the Middle Ages. Include the differences between city or town families and farm families. How did the seasons impact both groups in food production and jobs?
  3. Locate Places and Regions Using the map above, write a paragraph describing the route that English crusaders took to the Holy Land. Consider the point of departure in England, the bodies of water that were involved, and which countries the crusaders traveled to reach the Holy Land.
  4. Analyze Examples Write a paragraph analyzing how the architecture of religious buildings constructed during the Middle Ages reflected the culture of the times. Include information on Roman influence and the gradual transition to the Gothic style.
  5. Analyze Information Write a paragraph analyzing the Crusades. Approximately how many years passed between each of the Crusades? How was the situation similar or different in Jerusalem each time?
  6. Explain Contributions Write a paragraph explaining how the countries involved in and the events of the Hundred Years' War contributed to the end of medieval Europe. What were some changes in feudal society during this time period? How did new trade routes and technology advancements also impact the changes?
  7. Create Presentations Create a slide show about the geography of Eastern Europe. You may use photographs or pictures from valid primary or secondary sources or create your own. Be sure to include captions for each visual, examples of the various types of terrain, and bodies of water.
  8. Write about the Essential Question Write an essay on the Essential Question: What should governments do? Use evidence from your study of this Topic to support your answer.

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Table of Contents

World History Topic 1 Origins of Civilization (Prehistory–300 B.C.) Topic 2 The Ancient Middle East and Egypt (3200 B.C.–500 B.C.) Topic 3 Ancient India and China (2600 B.C.–A.D. 550) Topic 4 The Americas (Prehistory–A.D. 1570) Topic 5 Ancient Greece (1750 B.C.–133 B.C.) Topic 6 Ancient Rome and the Origins of Christianity (509 B.C.-A.D. 476) Topic 7 Medieval Christian Europe (330–1450) Topic 8 The Muslim World and Africa (730 B.C.-A.D. 1500) Topic 9 Civilizations of Asia (500–1650) Topic 10 The Renaissance and Reformation (1300–1650) Topic 11 New Global Connections (1415–1796) Topic 12 Absolutism and Revolution Topic 13 The Industrial Revolution Topic 14 Nationalism and the Spread of Democracy (1790–1914) Topic 15 The Age of Imperialism (1800–1914) Topic 16 World War I and the Russian Revolution (1914–1924) Topic 17 The World Between the Wars (1910–1939) Topic 18 World War II (1930–1945) Topic 19 The Cold War Era (1945–1991) Topic 20 New Nations Emerge (1945–Present) Topic 21 The World Today (1980-Present) United States Constitution Primary Sources 21st Century Skills Atlas Glossary Index Acknowledgments