Ch 32: HiSET: The Medieval Warm Period

About This Chapter

Use these videos to increase your understanding of the Medieval Warm Period, and study key figures and events that characterized this time period. Take the quizzes at the end of the chapter to cement your knowledge and be more prepared for the HiSET Social Studies.

HiSET: The Medieval Warm Period - Chapter Summary

If you need to refresh your understanding of the Medieval Warm Period, check out the videos in this chapter. The social studies section of the HiSET exam may ask questions about this historical era.

This chapter will go over some of the main events and important figures of the time, including:

  • Agricultural advancements
  • The function of the Roman Catholic Church
  • William the Conqueror and the establishment of kingdoms
  • The Constitution of Clarendon
  • The Crusades
  • Economic systems in the Dark Ages

Each video briefly explains its declared topic, and you'll have the chance to review each lesson as many times as you like. You can jump around to the main points of any video using video tags, so you can study the material until you feel confident about your comprehension of Medieval

Warm Period concepts.

HiSET: The Medieval Warm Period Objectives

The HiSET is a set of five different subtests that students can take to get a high school graduation equivalency certificate. One of those subtests is the social studies section, which covers history, civics and government, economics and geography. The exam requires students to make inferences and identify sources. This chapter will prepare you for any questions that come up in the history section concerning the Medieval Warm Period.

The social studies exam is 50 questions, all multiple choice. The quizzes at the end of every lesson mimic the type of questions you'll find on the HiSET--so you can make sure you understand the format and the content.

13 Lessons in Chapter 32: HiSET: The Medieval Warm Period
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The Medieval Warm Period and New Agricultural Technologies

1. The Medieval Warm Period and New Agricultural Technologies

In this lesson, we explore the factors that brought about Europe's Medieval Agricultural Revolution. We look at the climate of Europe and the key agricultural technologies and techniques that revolutionized agriculture: the heavy plow, the horse collar & the three field crop rotation system.

The Great Schism Between the East and Western Churches

2. The Great Schism Between the East and Western Churches

This lesson will define and explain the Great Schism, which led to the formation of Western Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy. In doing so, it will highlight the political and cultural factors that led to the the great divide.

William the Conqueror & Politics and Art in the Dark Ages

3. William the Conqueror & Politics and Art in the Dark Ages

This lesson will explore the life and deeds of William the Conqueror. In exploring the political backdrop of the Dark Ages, it will highlight the Battle of Hastings, the Bayeux Tapestry, and the Domesday Book.

The Roman Catholic Clergy

4. The Roman Catholic Clergy

This lesson will list and describe the different members of the Medieval clergy. Beginning at the lower levels and ending with the Pope, it will outline the duties of each office.

The Investiture Conflict: Rulers vs. the Centralized Church

5. The Investiture Conflict: Rulers vs. the Centralized Church

This lesson will explore the Investiture Conflict of the 11th and 12th centuries. In doing so, it will highlight the roles of Pope Gregory VII and Henry IV. It will also explain the Concordat of Worms.

The 4 Lateran Councils: The Rules and Decisions

6. The 4 Lateran Councils: The Rules and Decisions

This lesson will discuss the Four Lateran Councils held between the years 1123 and 1215 CE. In doing so, it will explore and highlight the main themes and decisions of each.

Henry II of England and Philip Augustus of France

7. Henry II of England and Philip Augustus of France

This lesson will explore the reigns of the Angevin Plantagenet kings of England, Henry II, Richard I, and John. It will also highlight their dealings with Philip Augustus of France.

Thomas Becket and the Constitutions of Clarendon

8. Thomas Becket and the Constitutions of Clarendon

This lesson will explain the power struggle between Church and State in medieval England. It will focus on King Henry II, Thomas Becket, and the Constitutions of Clarendon.

Romanesque Art: History, Characteristics & Style

9. Romanesque Art: History, Characteristics & Style

This lesson covers the explosion of Romanesque art in the 11th century. We briefly explore the causes behind this movement. Then we look at the two most notable forms of Romanesque art: sculptural decoration and stained glass windows. Finally, we examine the emergence of medieval secular art.

The First Crusade: Causes and Effects

10. The First Crusade: Causes and Effects

This lesson covers the motivations of Pope Urban II in calling for the crusade at Clermont and at the religious and secular motivations of European laymen. We will also look at the startling success of the first crusade.

The Great Crusades: History and Timeline

11. The Great Crusades: History and Timeline

This lesson examines the utter failure of the later crusades. We look at some of the factors that led to this failure. We then have a glimpse at each of the major crusades abroad, as well as the political and heretical crusades in Europe.

Results and Impact of the Crusades

12. Results and Impact of the Crusades

This lesson explores the results and impact of the Crusades. We examine the social impact, the political impact and the economic impact of three centuries of crusading.

The Reemergence of Towns and Commerce

13. The Reemergence of Towns and Commerce

This lesson explores the urban revolution of the 12th century. We will examine the causes, especially the resurgence of trade, and then look at the various factors that made the revolution possible. Finally, we will discuss the impact of this revolution on Medieval Europe.

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