Middle Ages? Medieval Times? Dark Ages? We are currently looking at this often misconstrued time period and what life was like for people in Europe and the Middle East following the Fall of Rome.
Before the new year, we looked at the Middle Ages in the Middle East and how the development of Islam affected the region. We saw how the Islamic Empire spread and thrived throughout this time period, and how many advances in technology and thought were made during this time. Students wrote self-guided magazine articles on a variety of topics covering hundreds of years ago to current events, and food items to medieval weaponry. Below are a few student examples:
Now we are moving from the East to the West, and are currently looking at how feudal Europe develops in Rome's wake. Ask your son or daughter about who really had the power in feudal Europe and how those with the money are often those making the rules.
More to come soon! As always, feel free to contact me with any questions.
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