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European History for Elementary School - Chapter Summary
Europe's history comes to life in these cleverly written and well-presented lessons, that adapt equally well to use as a classroom teaching aid, a means to help students with homework assignments or a way to help them study for tests. The lessons last no longer than ten minutes, so the students are kept interested and engaged. A quick little quiz helps reinforce the lesson material, and a test at the end of each chapter allows you to measure your students' overall mastery of the information.
Who It's For
Kids who need extra help with European history will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about European history.
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding significant events like the Treaty of Paris
- Students with learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about European history
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning European history (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about European history
- Students who struggle to understand their social studies teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra social studies resources
How It Works
- Find lessons in the chapter that cover European history topics your student needs to learn or review.
- Press play and watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts and highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about European history.
- Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify your student understands European history by completing the European History for Elementary School chapter exam.
1. History of Castles: Lesson for Kids
For over five hundred years, Europeans protected themselves from enemies by building massive structures of stone, castles. Learn about the first types of castles up until the end of their usefulness in this lesson.
2. Medieval Castles: Lesson for Kids
What comes to mind when you hear the word castle? In this lesson, enter the world of the Middle Ages as you discover the mighty fortress known as the medieval castle!
3. Treaty of Paris: Lesson for Kids
This lesson explains the Treaty of Paris which ended the American Revolution in 1783 and formally recognized the United States as an independent nation. It further discusses the points of the treaty as well as its significance.
4. Trojan Horse: Lesson for Kids
The Ancient city of Troy was the setting for one of the greatest military plans of all time. This ancient city was located along the western coast of what we now call the country of Turkey. Learn how the Greeks used the Trojan Horse to invade the city of Troy and finally bring the ten year Trojan War to a brutal end.
5. Ottoman Empire Lesson for Kids
The Ottoman Empire ruled over much of the Middle East for nearly five hundred years. Learn about this kingdom's growth, achievements, and decline in this lesson.
6. Nicolaus Copernicus Lesson for Kids: Facts & Biography
One of the great astronomers of history, Nicolaus Copernicus, put forth the idea that the Earth revolved around the Sun instead of the other way around. Learn about the life and achievements of Copernicus in this lesson.
7. The 1689 English Bill of Rights Lesson for Kids
In 1689 the King of England's power was reduced. The document signed by the English Parliament of this year states the rights that all free English citizens should have. The 1689 Bill of Rights also states the line of succession for English royalty.
8. Facts About Castles: Lesson for Kids
Have you ever read about a castle in a book or seen one in a movie? Well, castles are actually pretty different in real life! Learn about the characteristics and purpose of castles, as well as their role in the world's history.
9. Tudor Facts: Lesson for Kids
This lesson is about the Tudor family, who ruled England from the late 1400s to the early 1600s. Let's learn about the importance this family played in developing England into a powerful and independent nation.
10. Industrial Revolution Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts
The Industrial Revolution changed everything - how and where people lived, the kinds of jobs they had, how products were made, and how food was grown. How did this happen? Where and when did this start? This lesson will answer these questions and more.
11. Mona Lisa Lesson for Kids: Facts & History
Who is the woman with the most famous mysterious smile in the world? In this lesson, learn about the famous portrait of the Mona Lisa, the well known artist who painted it, and the history behind the artwork.
12. Dark Ages: Lesson for Kids
The term Dark Ages, often used as a synonym for Middle Ages, was a period of almost a thousand years. Today we are going to explore this long period and discover why people called it dark, why it was not that dark, and how it is divided.
13. Feudalism Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts
Have you ever wondered whether there were real knights in shining armor? It turns out real knights were part of a system in Europe during the Middle Ages called feudalism. Learn about why feudalism came to be, how communities were organized, and where knights fit in.
14. Medieval Europe: Lesson for Kids
This lesson talks about Medieval Europe, also known as the Middle Ages. Find out what life was like during the Middle Ages, a period that lasted about a thousand years from 500 to 1500 CE.
15. Pirate Facts: Lesson for Kids
What do you call a robber who steals his treasure on the high seas instead of breaking in to someone's house? Pirates! This lesson will teach you all about the famous robbers of the sea, including some famous pirates.
16. The Renaissance Lesson for Kids: Definition, Facts & History
Among other names, the Renaissance was the Age of Discovery! In this lesson, you will explore the history of the Renaissance, while learning fascinating facts about this creative and innovative time period!
17. French Revolution Lesson for Kids: Summary & Timeline
In this lesson, we will learn about the French Revolution, a movement by the French people to create a much fairer political and economic system in their country. Unfortunately, it quickly spiraled out of control into a time known as The Terror!
18. Russian Revolution Lesson for Kids: Facts & Timeline
In 1917, the citizens of Russia were unhappy with their ruler Tsar Nicholas II. Their dissatisfaction led to the start of the Russian Revolution. Learn about the events of the revolution and how it changed Russian government.
19. Russian Revolution Lesson for Kids: Causes & Effects
The Russian Revolution changed the face of the world by creating the first communist government. Find out how and why this conflict started and what happened to Russia and its last royal leader.
20. Castle Moats & Drawbridges Lesson for Kids
Have you ever built a fort or a clubhouse and had a drawbridge or a moat around it? This lesson will teach you the history of moats and drawbridges and how they were used to protect medieval castles.
21. Why Were Medieval Castles Built? - Lesson for Kids
Sure castles are incredible to look at, but did you ever wonder why they were built in the first place? This lesson will teach you about medieval castles and why they were built the way they were.
22. Protestant Reformation Lesson for Kids: Facts, History, & Timeline
The Protestant Reformation changed the path of Christianity by calling into question the teachings of the Catholic Church, changing the religious landscape of all of Europe. Learn about the Reformation and its consequences in this lesson.
23. James Watt's Steam Engine Facts: Lesson for Kids
Do you know how a steam engine works? In this lesson, discover why James Watt's steam engine was special. Find out how this steam engine changed the world.
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