Western Humanities Honors November 2011

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Medieval Europe

Essential Question Is the pervasiveness of Christian ideals in Medieval society a necessity or an imposition of the Church?

Unit Test 1

 

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Life in a Medieval Castle

Visual Tour of an Anglo Saxon Village in Britain

Manorial Language

Tales of the Middle Ages

Medieval Interactive 

Medieval Art and Architecture

 

 

 

 

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Religious and social significance of the Medieval Pilgrimage

1. Purpose of pilgrimage

View: Cathedral Power Point (stop at art slides) and identify key characteristics of the Gothic Cathedral. Know the significance of the structure (both architectural and spiritual).

The Canterbury Cathedral

 

The Canterbury Tales

Who was Chaucer?

Why did he write Canterbury Tales? What do they reveal about Western European society in the High Middle Ages?

Canterbury Tales background

Listen to the Tales in Old English

 

HW: Prepare to share your chosen pilgrim:

  • Who is it/are they?
  • Social Class?
  • What does the pilgrim represent or reveal about medieval Europe?
  • Traveling in a group or alone? Significance?

Also, bring supplies for pilgrim visual!

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Canterbury Tales: Share Pilgrims and begin illustrations

 

Canterbury Tales Explained

Power Point

Definition of Satire

 

 Bring supplies for pilgrim visual!

 

HW: Essay

 

 

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Monasticism

Virtual Pilgrimage

Gregorian Chants

The Crusades

 

 

 

 

 

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 Construct pilgrim visual

HW: Essay

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Writing Workshop

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The Middle Ages from ruin and restoration to transformation and re-birth.

Review what we have learned about Medieval Western Europe and introduce the  Bubonic Plague as the pandemic that transforms Western Europe and ultimately redefines what it means to be "Western".

HW: Plague Docs

take  notes on  the community, individual, scientific/medical, art and literary response to the plague; effect on religious practice and belief

 

Bring docs and notes taken to class

 

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The Plague

The story of plague is not merely a medical, religious or economic subject. To properly understand the impact of plague it is necessary to consider almost all aspects of society, from art and music to science.

docs: Students will determine the most significant effect of the Plague on  Europe -- To what extent was  the Renaissance a result of the Plague?

View Plague Power Point

 

 

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To what extent was  the Renaissance a result of the Plague?

View The Plague

Know: The PERSIA effects of the plague on Western Europe.

Understand: The bubonic plague effected all aspects of society

Do: View The Plague and take notes on the PERSIA effects of the plague on Western Europe..

HW: Which of the PERSIA elements will be most significant for the transformation of  Western Europe from medieval "Dark Age" to the Renaissance "re-birth" of the West? Why? Use Docs and film for support - Not an Essay!! Choose and list support (specific!).

Begin Review for Assessment II

  • The Church
  • Science/Philosophy
  • Art
  • Universities
  • Plague (see above)
  • The Rise of  Medieval Monarchies

 

 

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To what extent was  the Renaissance a result of the Plague?

View The Plague

Know: The PERSIA effects of the plague on Western Europe.

Understand: The bubonic plague effected all aspects of society

Do: View The Plague and take notes on the PERSIA effects of the plague on Western Europe..

HW: Begin Review for

Assessment II
  • The Church
  • Science/Philosophy
  • Art
  • Universities
  • Plague (see above)
  • The Rise of  Medieval Monarchies

 

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