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Ch 14: GACE History: Medieval Europe

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Learn all the details about Medieval Europe as part of your preparation for the GACE History Exam. Our video lessons and self-assessment quizzes combine to give you ways of reviewing the material that have a big impact, so you can successfully answer related questions on the test.

GACE History: Medieval Europe - Chapter Summary

You can use the lessons in this chapter to develop strategies for reviewing what you learned in college about Medieval Europe. The videos cover all the important concepts you need to know, including:

  • Feudal ties and manors
  • Feudalism
  • Charlemagne's Holy Roman Empire
  • Power struggles of the Holy Roman Empire
  • The rise of universities and displacement of monarchies
  • The Magna Carta and the Constitution of Clarendon
  • Charter of the Forest and the Provisions of Oxford
  • Medieval England's influence on modern democratic ideals and practices

Our knowledgeable instructors guide you through everything you need to know in preparation for the test. These brief lessons use engaging animations and illustrations to bring Medieval Europe to life. You'll also find quizzes after each lesson and transcripts if you prefer to read along with the videos. By learning via different methods, the process of studying becomes more interesting as well as more fruitful.

Objectives of the GACE History: Medieval Europe Chapter

The GACE History Exam is a structured exam composed of two tests: Test I and Test II. These tests can be taken together, on the same day, or on different days, and are each about two hours in length. You must pass both in order to be licensed as a teacher in the state of Georgia. The topics on this Medieval Europe chapter fall within Test I, Subarea I: World History to 1450 CE. You can gain practice with the kinds of questions you'll see on the test by completing the self-assessment quizzes that accompany the videos.

The GACE History Exam consists of selected-response items. You will be asked to read passages and questions followed by a series of response alternatives. From these, you must select the single correct answer.

8 Lessons in Chapter 14: GACE History: Medieval Europe
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Order From Chaos: Establishing Stability through Feudal Ties and Manors

1. 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.

Feudalism: Charlemagne and the Holy Roman Empire

2. 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

3. 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.

Power Struggles of the Holy Roman Empire: Popes vs. Emperors

4. Power Struggles of the Holy Roman Empire: Popes vs. Emperors

The High Middle Ages was characterized by constant struggles for power. This lesson explores fighting between the papacy, Germany, and Italy for authority over the Holy Roman Empire.

The Rise of Universities and Displacement of Monasteries

5. The Rise of Universities and Displacement of Monasteries

Before the Middle Ages, education was the responsibility of the Church. As the need for education spread to those who were not clergy, monasteries could no longer meet the needs of education. This lesson explores the decline of monastic education and the rise of the university.

The Magna Carta & The Constitutions of Clarendon: Definition & Significance

6. The Magna Carta & The Constitutions of Clarendon: Definition & Significance

In the High Middle Ages, rulers fought for supreme power. This lesson explores two of the earliest documents to limit power of an authority figure, whether it was the pope or a king.

Charter of the Forest and the Provisions of Oxford: Definition & Significance

7. Charter of the Forest and the Provisions of Oxford: Definition & Significance

In the High Middle Ages several charters were created that limited the authority of ruling powers. This lesson explores two of these charters, both of which limited the authority of the king of England.

Medieval England's Impact on Modern Democratic Thought

8. Medieval England's Impact on Modern Democratic Thought

Going back almost a thousand years, the English have had an enormous impact on the democratic ideals we value today. Learn how the English were among the first to use trial by jury and many other democratic practices.

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