Ch 13: NMTA Social Science: The Medieval Warm Period

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We can show you everything you will need to know about the Medieval Warm Period as you prepare for the NMTA Social Science Exam. Our video lessons and self-assessment quizzes are designed by education professionals.

NMTA Social Science: The Medieval Warm Period - Chapter Summary

This chapter can help you revisit the names, facts, and events of the Medieval Warm Period, which you studied in college, while you get ready for the NMTA Social Science Exam. The videos cover all the topics you will need to be up on, including:

  • New agricultural technologies of the period
  • The Great Schism
  • William the Conqueror
  • Roman Catholic clergy
  • The Investiture Conflict
  • Labor savers during the Dark Ages
  • Henry II and Philip Augustus
  • The First Crusade
  • The Great Crusades and their aftermath
  • Reemergence of towns and commerce

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Objectives of the NMTA Social Science: The Medieval Warm Period Chapter

The NMTA Social Science Exam is a standardized test given to determine your eligibility for a teacher's license in the state of New Mexico. It is a broad-based test that looks at your knowledge in several content domains: historiography and world history, U.S. history, government and economics. The topics in this chapter, The Medieval Warm Period, fall into the Historiography and World History domain, which makes up 25% of the test items. By completing the self-assessment quizzes, you can check on your mastery of the material and practice answering the kinds of questions that will appear on the actual exam. There are 150 multiple-choice items on the computer-based NMTA Social Science Exam.

11 Lessons in Chapter 13: NMTA Social Science: 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.

Windmills, Water Wheels and Labor Savers in the Dark Ages

6. Windmills, Water Wheels and Labor Savers in the Dark Ages

This lesson explores the advent of mechanized labor in Medieval Europe. We note the frenzied pace of wind and watermill construction in Europe. We examine the causes of this phenomenon and hypothesize on its implications.

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.

The First Crusade: Causes and Effects

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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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