Ch 11: AP World History - Early Middle Ages: Tutoring Solution

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The Early Middle Ages chapter of this AP World History Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about the Middle Ages. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the topics involving the Early Middle Ages required in a typical AP world history course.

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  • Begin your assignment or other AP world history work.
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  • Struggle with understanding Charlemagne and the Holy Roman Empire, feudalism, the use of the crossbow or any other Early Middle Ages topic
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  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their Early Middle Ages unit
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Learning Objectives

  • Describe Charlemagne's Holy Roman Empire.
  • Understand Charlemagne's relationship to the Church.
  • Examine the history of the Monastic Movement.
  • List the characteristics of Carolingian art and architecture.
  • Discuss the history of the Vikings.
  • Take a look at the technology that made the armored knight possible.
  • Explain how the return of the crossbow impacted Europe.
  • Learn how feudal ties and manors brought stability.
  • Understand what led to the decline of the Byzantine Empire.

11 Lessons in Chapter 11: AP World History - Early Middle Ages: Tutoring Solution
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Feudalism: Charlemagne and the Holy Roman Empire

1. Feudalism: Charlemagne and the Holy Roman Empire

This lesson explains the rule of Charlemagne and his control over the Holy Roman Empire. It highlights his many military conquests and his divine rights as king, while also focusing on the role feudalism played before, during, and after his reign.

Charlemagne's Holy Roman Empire and the Divine Right to Rule

2. Charlemagne's Holy Roman Empire and the Divine Right to Rule

This lesson will explore the rule of Charlemagne and his exercise of the divine right of kings. It will highlight his reign as Holy Roman Emperor, focusing on his military conquests and his cultural reforms.

Monasticism from St. Benedict to Cluny

3. Monasticism from St. Benedict to Cluny

This lesson will trace the history of Western monasticism from Benedict to Cluny. It will focus on the Benedictine rule while also highlight monastic contributions to society.

Carolingian Art: History, Style & Characteristics

4. Carolingian Art: History, Style & Characteristics

This lesson covers the art of the Carolingian Renaissance. We'll explore the causes of the Carolingian Renaissance, then see how the art of illumination was adapted for new uses. Then we'll discuss treasure bindings and finish with a quick survey of the few other surviving forms of Carolingian art.

Carolingian Architecture: Style, Characteristics & Examples

5. Carolingian Architecture: Style, Characteristics & Examples

This lesson covers Carolingian architecture. We first look at Charlemagne's place in a long tradition of imperial builders. We then look at features that distinguish Carolingian churches from early Christian churches: piers, transepts, choirs and westworks. Finally, we explore the blueprint of a Carolingian monastery.

History of the Vikings

6. History of the Vikings

This lesson covers the history of the Vikings. We examine the Viking longships and their role in raids. Then we explore the impact these raids had on European history. Next we look at some of the other things the Vikings did besides raiding.

The Technology Behind the Armored Knight

7. The Technology Behind the Armored Knight

This lesson looks at the technology behind the armored knight. We'll follow the development of medieval armor and the development of the saddle. Finally, we'll look at the implications of this expensive form of warfare.

The Return of the Crossbow and its Implications for Europe

8. The Return of the Crossbow and its Implications for Europe

This lesson looks at the return of the crossbow to Medieval Europe. The relative cost of crossbows to armored knights is explored, as are the socioeconomic repercussions of each.

Order From Chaos: Establishing Stability through Feudal Ties and Manors

9. Order From Chaos: Establishing Stability through Feudal Ties and Manors

This lesson will explore the impact of feudalism on European society. While explaining the system of feudalism, it will highlight how it offered protection and stability to Europe, specifically after the 5th century fall of Rome.

The Slow Decline of the Byzantine Empire

10. The Slow Decline of the Byzantine Empire

This lesson will explore the slow decline of the Byzantine Empire. It will highlight internal instability and outside invasion as two of the major factors that led to the 1453 fall of Constantinople and the empire.

Charles Martel: Biography & Battle of Tours

11. Charles Martel: Biography & Battle of Tours

Charles Martel was a Frankish Ruler of the Carolingian line from 718 until his death in 741. His famous grandson, Charlemagne, would unite Central Europe under one rule. Charles Martel was famous for the Battle of Tours, in October of 732, where he defeated the Islamic Umayyad Empire and saved Europe from Islamic domination.

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