Ch 12: NMTA Social Science: The Early Middle Ages

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Use this chapter to review critical events and leaders of the early Middle Ages. These lessons can help you get ready for the world history and historiography portion of the NMTA Social Science exam.

NMTA Social Science: The Early Middle Ages - Chapter Summary

Watch the lessons in this chapter to learn about Charlemagne, the Vikings and more elements of the early Middle Ages as you review world history concepts for the NMTA Social Science exam. Videos can quickly get you up to speed on these concepts that you'll see on the exam:

  • Charlemagne's role in the Holy Roman Empire
  • The divine right to rule
  • Vikings' history and impact
  • Feudal ties and manors and their role in establishing order
  • Byzantine Empire's decline

The subject experts who lead these lessons use engaging narration and dynamic graphics to bring to life key moments from the early Middle Ages. Refreshing your knowledge of these topics through quick and concise videos can make your preparations for the world history portion of the NMTA Social Science exam easy and fun.

Objectives of the NMTA Social Science: The Early Middle Ages Chapter

The NMTA Social Science exam is used in the teacher licensure process for some states, including New Mexico, and tests your knowledge of five different domains. This chapter's topics are found in the world history and historiography domain, which makes up roughly 25% of the exam. The exam features multiple-choice questions, which you can prepare for by taking the self-assessment quizzes that follow each lesson. These quizzes test your knowledge of the subject matter and help you get comfortable with the style of questions you'll find on the exam.

5 Lessons in Chapter 12: NMTA Social Science: The Early Middle Ages
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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.

History of the Vikings

3. 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.

Order From Chaos: Establishing Stability through Feudal Ties and Manors

4. 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

5. 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.

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