Holy Roman Empire Lesson Plan

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

What was the Holy Roman Empire and how did it impact history? This lesson plan uses two engaging video lesson to highlight key facts about this time in history. An activity solidifies understanding.

Length

1 to 1.5 hours

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • explain the significance of the Holy Roman Empire
  • list key characteristics of the Holy Roman Empire
  • explain the political structure and struggles that existed during the Holy Roman Empire

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.3

Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social science.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.7

Integrate quantitative or technical analysis (e.g., charts, research data) with qualitative analysis in print or digital text.

Materials

  • A worksheet created using the politics quiz and the power struggles quiz from the associated video lessons
  • A map showing the territory of the Holy Roman Empire at its peak of power

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