World History 500-1650: Lesson Plans & Activities

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10 chapters in World History 500-1650: Lesson Plans & Activities

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Lesson 1 - Byzantine Empire Lesson Plan
Lesson 2 - The Byzantine Empire: History, Culture & Timeline  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Constantinople Lesson Plan
Lesson 4 - The Fall of Constantinople: History & Explanation  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - The Establishment of Constantinople  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Justinian Code Lesson Plan
Lesson 7 - Justinian's Code of Law and Roman Emperors After Constantine  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Charlemagne Lesson Plan
Lesson 9 - Charlemagne's Holy Roman Empire and the Divine Right to Rule  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Genghis Khan Lesson Plan
Lesson 11 - Genghis Khan: Facts, Quotes & Biography  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Incas Lesson Plan
Lesson 13 - The Rise of the Incan Empire  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - The Inca Civilization and Pizarro: Pre-Columbian South America  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Vikings Lesson Plan
Lesson 16 - Vikings: From Lawbreakers to Lawmakers  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - History of the Vikings  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Samurai Lesson Plan
Lesson 19 - Japanese Military Society & Samurais in the 12th Century  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - Byzantine Empire Activities & Games
Lesson 21 - Mansa Musa Lesson Plan
Lesson 22 - Mansa Musa: Definition, Facts & Biography  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - King Arthur Lesson Plan for Middle School
Lesson 24 - Who Was King Arthur? - Legend, Knights & Court  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - Ottoman Empire Lesson Plan
Lesson 26 - The Ottoman Empire  Take Quiz
Lesson 27 - Decline of the Ottoman Empire Lesson Plan
Lesson 28 - The Fall of the Ottoman Empire: 1914 & WWI  Take Quiz
Lesson 29 - Ibn Battuta Lesson Plan
Lesson 30 - Ibn Battuta: Travels & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 31 - Who was Ibn Battuta? - Quotes & Biography  Take Quiz
Lesson 32 - Taj Mahal Lesson Plan
Lesson 33 - The Taj Mahal: History & Architecture  Take Quiz
Lesson 34 - Anglo-Saxon History Lesson Plan
Lesson 35 - Anglo-Saxon History & Culture  Take Quiz
Lesson 36 - Justinian & Theodora of Byzantium Lesson Plan
Lesson 37 - Justinian & Theodora: Marriage, Facts & Mosaics  Take Quiz
Lesson 38 - Mughal Empire Lesson Plan
Lesson 39 - The Mughal Empire: History, Rulers & Decline  Take Quiz
Lesson 40 - Vikings Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 41 - Anglo-Saxon History Project Ideas
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Lesson 1 - Holy Roman Empire Lesson Plan
Lesson 2 - The Holy Roman Empire: Politics & Religion  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Power Struggles of the Holy Roman Empire: Popes vs. Emperors  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - The Great Schism Lesson Plan
Lesson 5 - The Great Schism Between the East and Western Churches  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - The Church in the Middle Ages Lesson Plan
Lesson 7 - History of the Church in the Middle Ages  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - The Dark Ages Lesson Plan
Lesson 9 - The Dark Ages: Loss of Classical Culture  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - The Dark Ages: Definition, History & Timeline  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Middle Ages Activities
Lesson 12 - Results and Impact of the Crusades  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Bubonic Plague Lesson Plan
Lesson 14 - The Little Ice Age and the Black Death  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Black Death Activities for the Classroom
Lesson 16 - The Bubonic Plague: History, Facts & Symptoms  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - The Magna Carta & The Constitutions of Clarendon: Definition & Significance  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Magna Carta Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 19 - Magna Carta Lesson Plan
Lesson 20 - Magna Carta Games & Activities
Lesson 21 - Magna Carta Project Ideas
Lesson 22 - The Hundred Years' War Lesson Plan
Lesson 23 - The Hundred Years' War: England vs. France  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - War of the Roses Lesson Plan
Lesson 25 - Joan of Arc Lesson Plan
Lesson 26 - Joan of Arc and the End of the Hundred Years' War  Take Quiz
Lesson 27 - Joan of Arc Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 28 - Richard III Lesson Plan
Lesson 29 - King Richard III: History, Family Tree & Death  Take Quiz
Lesson 30 - Gunpowder Lesson Plan
Lesson 31 - History of Gunpowder and its Effects on the New World  Take Quiz
Lesson 32 - Ivan the Great Lesson Plan
Lesson 33 - Ivan the Great of Russia: Facts, Accomplishments & Timeline  Take Quiz
Lesson 34 - The Rise of Medieval Universities Lesson Plan
Lesson 35 - The Late Middle Ages Activities for High School
Lesson 36 - The Medieval Warm Period Activities for High School
Lesson 37 - Crusades Lesson Plan
Lesson 38 - Middle Ages Lesson Plan
Lesson 39 - Middle Ages Unit Plan
Lesson 40 - Middle Ages Project Ideas
Lesson 41 - Medieval Castle Project Ideas
Lesson 42 - Magna Carta Discussion Questions
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Lesson 1 - Age of Exploration Lesson Plan
Lesson 2 - The Old World and New World: Why Europeans Sailed to the Americas  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Christopher Columbus Lesson Plan
Lesson 4 - Christopher Columbus' Discoveries: History & Summary  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Christopher Columbus Activities
Lesson 6 - Latin American Colonization Lesson Plan
Lesson 7 - European Exploration & Colonization in Latin America  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Colonial Mercantilism: Definition, History & Effects  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Aztec Lesson Plan
Lesson 10 - The Aztecs: Civilization & Culture  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Columbian Exchange Lesson Plan
Lesson 12 - The Columbian Exchange  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - The Spanish Armada Lesson Plan
Lesson 14 - The Spanish Armada: History and Major Battles  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Ferdinand Magellan Lesson Plan
Lesson 16 - Ferdinand Magellan: Biography, Facts & Timeline  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - First Global Age Lesson Plan
Lesson 18 - Foundations of European Dominance in the First Global Age  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Spanish Explorers Lesson Plan
Lesson 20 - New Spain: Spanish Explorers and Spanish Colonies  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - Waldseemuller Map Lesson Plan
Lesson 22 - Waldseemuller Map: Definition & Significance  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - Treaty of Tordesillas Lesson Plan
Lesson 24 - Treaty of Tordesillas: Definition & Overview  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - Conquistador Lesson Plan
Lesson 26 - Famous Spanish Conquistadors  Take Quiz
Lesson 27 - Conquistadores: Spanish Conquests of South & Central America  Take Quiz
Lesson 28 - Marco Polo Lesson Plan
Lesson 29 - Who was Marco Polo? - Biography, Facts & Timeline  Take Quiz
Lesson 30 - Amerigo Vespucci Lesson Plan
Lesson 31 - Amerigo Vespucci: Biography, Facts & Voyages  Take Quiz
Lesson 32 - Age of Discovery Lesson Plan
Lesson 33 - The Age of Discovery: Timeline & Explorers  Take Quiz
Lesson 34 - The Mayflower Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 35 - Mayflower Lesson for Kids: History & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 36 - French Colonies in America Lesson Plan
Lesson 37 - Christopher Columbus & Native Americans Lesson Plan
Lesson 38 - Puritans & the Founding of New England Lesson Plan
Lesson 39 - New Spain Lesson Plan
Lesson 40 - The Age of Exploration Activities for High School
Lesson 41 - Mercantilism Lesson Plan
Lesson 42 - Amerigo Vespucci Activities
Lesson 43 - The Age of Exploration Unit Plan
Lesson 44 - Age of Exploration Project Ideas
Lesson 45 - The Journal of Christopher Columbus Discussion Questions
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Lesson 1 - Machiavelli Lesson Plan
Lesson 2 - Niccolo Machiavelli: Philosophy, Politics & Books  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Renaissance Lesson Plan
Lesson 4 - The Medici Lesson Plan
Lesson 5 - The Renaissance Timeline: Events Overview  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - The Italian Renaissance and Italy's Transformation  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Humanism in the Renaissance: Recognizing the Beauty of the Individual  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Renaissance Art: Artists, Paintings, Sculptures & Architecture  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - The House of Medici: Rise and Fall of a Banking Family  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Florence in the Early Renaissance  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Growth of Independent Trading Cities in the Renaissance  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Reopening the Ancient Silk Road During the Renaissance  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Marco Polo's Travels & Routes  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Printing Press Lesson Plan
Lesson 15 - New Ways of Spreading Information in the Renaissance  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - How the Printing Press Changed the World  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - The Rise of the Vernacular and the Decline of Latin  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Johannes Gutenberg Lesson Plan
Lesson 19 - Johannes Gutenberg: Inventions, Facts & Accomplishments  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - Michelangelo Lesson Plan
Lesson 21 - Michelangelo: Biography and Works  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - Italian Renaissance Lesson Plan
Lesson 23 - Leonardo da Vinci Lesson Plan
Lesson 24 - Leonardo Da Vinci: Drawings, Sculptures & Inventions  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - Leonardo da Vinci: Biography  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - Galileo Lesson Plan
Lesson 27 - Who Was Galileo? - Contributions, History & Accomplishments  Take Quiz
Lesson 28 - Nicolaus Copernicus Lesson Plan
Lesson 29 - Nicholaus Copernicus: Accomplishments, Facts & Theory  Take Quiz
Lesson 30 - Northern Renaissance Lesson Plan
Lesson 31 - The Northern Renaissance  Take Quiz
Lesson 32 - Spanish Inquisition Lesson Plan
Lesson 33 - Reconquista and Spanish Inquisition  Take Quiz
Lesson 34 - Sistine Chapel Lesson Plan
Lesson 35 - The Sistine Chapel: History & Frescoes  Take Quiz
Lesson 36 - Michelangelo & the Painting of Sistine Chapel  Take Quiz
Lesson 37 - Galileo Activities & Games
Lesson 38 - Galileo Activities & Games for Kids
Lesson 39 - Renaissance Timeline Lesson Plan
Lesson 40 - The American Commercial Revolution Lesson Plan
Lesson 41 - Renaissance Art Lesson Plan for High School
Lesson 42 - Renaissance Fair Project Ideas
Lesson 43 - Renaissance Project Ideas for Middle School
Lesson 44 - Renaissance Project Ideas for High School
Lesson 45 - Renaissance Art Project Ideas
Lesson 46 - Leonardo Da Vinci Project Ideas
Lesson 47 - Renaissance Unit Plan
Lesson 48 - Renaissance Activities for Middle School
Lesson 49 - Renaissance Activities for High School
Lesson 50 - Machiavelli's The Prince Discussion Questions
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Lesson 1 - Martin Luther Lesson Plan
Lesson 2 - 95 Theses Lesson Plan
Lesson 3 - Luther Movie Discussion Questions
Lesson 4 - Martin Luther, the 95 Theses and the Birth of the Protestant Reformation  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Protestant Reformation Lesson Plan
Lesson 6 - The Spread of the Protestant Reformation Across Europe  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - John Calvin Lesson Plan
Lesson 8 - John Calvin: Religion, Beliefs & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Counter-Reformation Lesson Plan
Lesson 10 - The Counter-Reformation: How the Catholic Church Revived  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Henry VIII Lesson Plan
Lesson 12 - Henry VIII: The Anglican Church  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - The Six Wives of Henry VIII: Facts and History  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Queen Elizabeth I Lesson Plan
Lesson 15 - Queen Elizabeth I and England's Golden Age  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - English Reformation Lesson Plan
Lesson 17 - The English Reformation: History and Timeline  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - The Union of the Crowns Lesson Plan
Lesson 19 - The Union of the Crowns Between Scotland & England  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - Thirty Years' War Lesson Plan
Lesson 21 - The Thirty Years' War & the Peace of Westphalia: Summary & Significance  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - Guy Fawkes Activities & Games
Lesson 23 - Guy Fawkes Activities & Games for Kids
Lesson 24 - Guy Fawkes Art Activities
Lesson 25 - Teaching Children About Guy Fawkes  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - Gunpowder Plot Activities & Games
Lesson 27 - The Rye House Plot Activities
Lesson 28 - Jack Cade Activities
Lesson 29 - Titus Oates Activities
Lesson 30 - Popish Plot Activities
Lesson 31 - Wat Tyler Activities
Lesson 32 - Babington Plot Activities
Lesson 33 - Thomas Wintour Activities
Lesson 34 - Gunpowder Plot Essay Topics
Lesson 35 - Guy Fawkes Lesson Plan
Lesson 36 - Who Was Guy Fawkes? - History of the Gunpowder Plot & Concept  Take Quiz
Lesson 37 - The Reformation Across Europe Activities for High School History
Lesson 38 - The Catholic Reformation Lesson Plan

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