Students will research a topic from Medieval Europe and create a page for their class book on the topic.
Social Studies Essential Standards
6.H.2.1 - Explain how invasions, conquests and migrations affected various civilizations, societies and regions (The Crusades).
6.H.2.2 - Compare historical and contemporary events and issues to understand continuity and change.
6.H.2.3 - Explain how innovation and/or technology transformed civilizations, societies and regions over time (agricultural technology, weaponry, transportation and communication).
6.H.2.4 - Explain the role that key historical figures and cultural groups had in transforming society (Charlemagne).
6.G.1.1 - Explain how the physical features and human characteristics of a place influenced the development of civilizations, societies and regions (location near rivers and natural barriers, trading practices and spread of culture).
6.G.1.2 - Explain the factors that influenced the movement of people, goods and ideas and the effects of that movement on societies and regions over time (scarcity of resources, conquests, desire for wealth, disease and trade).
C&G.1.4 - Compare the role (e.g. maintain order and enforce societal values and beliefs) and evolution of laws and legal systems (e.g. need for and changing nature of codified system of laws and punishment) in various civilizations, societies and regions.
6.E.1.2 - Explain how quality of life is impacted by economic choices of civilizations, societies and regions.
6.C.1.2 - Explain how religion transformed various societies, civilizations and regions (Christianity).
Information & Technology Essential Standards
6.SI.1 Analyze resources to determine their reliability
6.TT.1 Use technology and other resources for the purpose of accessing, organizing, and sharing information.
6.RP.1.2 Implement a research process independently.
6.SE.1.1 Apply ethical behavior (copyright, not plagiarizing, proper netiquette) when using resources.