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Ch 11: McDougal Littell World History Chapter 11: Byzantines, Russians, and Turks Interact, 500-1501

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The Byzantines, Russians, and Turks Interact, 500-1501 chapter of this McDougal Littell World History Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with the relations of these societies. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Byzantines, Russians, and Turks Interact, 500-1501 textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in the McDougal Littell Byzantines, Russians, and Turks Interact, 500-1501 chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the Byzantine, Russian, and Turkish history topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students Will Learn:

  • How the church and the Byzantine government kept Roman civilization alive
  • Justinian's Code of Law and emperors after Constantine
  • Characteristics of Byzantine art and architecture
  • Origins of the Russian empire
  • Origins of the Turkish empire and its influence on Islam
  • Seljuk battles with the Mongols and the Crusaders

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7 Lessons in Chapter 11: McDougal Littell World History Chapter 11: Byzantines, Russians, and Turks Interact, 500-1501
Heirs of Rome: The Church and the Byzantines

1. Heirs of Rome: The Church and the Byzantines

The Roman Empire covered a vast area, and when it fell, its people were in danger of losing their civilization. This lesson explores some of the things that remained as the Empire fell, as well as how they affected Roman citizens.

Justinian's Code of Law and Roman Emperors After Constantine

2. Justinian's Code of Law and Roman Emperors After Constantine

This lesson will highlight the emperors after Constantine. It will specifically explore the reign of Justinian and the famous Justinian code of law. It will also discuss the Apostate and the battle of Adrianople.

Byzantine Art: Mosaics, History & Characteristics

3. Byzantine Art: Mosaics, History & Characteristics

This lesson covers Byzantine art and explains the difficulties of imposing artistic periods. Justinian is introduced as the man behind the Byzantine Golden Age. We explore the interesting dynamic between Byzantine imperialism and Christian religion. Finally, we take a brief look at eastern religious icons.

Byzantine Architecture: History, Characteristics & Examples

4. Byzantine Architecture: History, Characteristics & Examples

In this lesson, we look at the development of Byzantine architecture. We examine its relationship to the Byzantine Emperor Justinian. We then compare Byzantine architecture to early Christian architecture and enumerate the distinctly Byzantine elements of their art and architecture: central-plan, domes and pendentives. Finally, we touch briefly on how these architectural masterpieces were decorated.

The Rise of the Russian Empire

5. The Rise of the Russian Empire

In this lesson, you will discover how Russia was transformed into an empire and explore the long history leading to that development. Then, you can test your understanding with a brief quiz.

The Rise of the Turks & Their Impact on Islam

6. The Rise of the Turks & Their Impact on Islam

In this lesson, you will explore the history of the Turks and discover the dramatic impact they had on the spread of Islam. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Seljuk Battles with the Crusaders & the Mongols

7. Seljuk Battles with the Crusaders & the Mongols

In this lesson, you will explore the history of the powerful Seljuk Turks as they battled Crusaders and Mongols for the fate of the Anatolian Peninsula. Then, you can test your understanding with a brief quiz.

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