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Charlemagne Lesson Plan

Instructor: Kevin Newton

Kevin has edited encyclopedias, taught middle and high school history, and has a master's degree in Islamic law.

Charlemagne helped to establish our modern idea of Europe. With this lesson plan and video from Study.com, you can help to establish his historic significance in the minds of your students.

Lesson Objectives

By the end of this lesson students will be able to:

  • describe the accomplishments of Charlemagne
  • analyze how Charlemagne used the idea of the Divine Right of Kings to secure his power.

Length

40 minutes, plus 30 minutes for activity

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.1

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, connecting insights gained from specific details to an understanding of the text as a whole.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas.

Key Vocabulary

  • Charlemagne
  • Divine Right of Kings
  • Carolingian Renaissance

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