Ch 6: OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: Medieval Europe

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Look over this chapter to review important events, developments, and other aspects of medieval Europe to prepare for the history questions that may appear on the OAE Middle Grades Social Studies exam.

OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: Medieval Europe - Chapter Summary

As you progress through this chapter, you will have opportunities to learn more about significant developments and events throughout European history, including the foundation of modern and monarchical nation states and the spread of Christianity. To help you study for the OAE Middle Grades Social Studies exam, additional topics will be covered, such as:

  • Charlemagne and the Holy Roman Empire
  • Feudalism's impact on the stability of Europe
  • History, causes, and results of the first and later crusades
  • Impact of the plague and environmental devastation
  • The Hundred Years' War

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10 Lessons in Chapter 6: OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: Medieval Europe
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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.

Order From Chaos: Establishing Stability through Feudal Ties and Manors

2. 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 First Crusade: Causes and Effects

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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 Formation of Modern Nation States

6. The Formation of Modern Nation States

This lesson explains the formation of the modern nation-states. It will highlight how the decline of feudalism, as well as the decline in church power, helped bring about the modern nation-state. It will also feature several monarchs who ruled during these times.

The Development of Monarchical Nation States: the Rise of Power

7. The Development of Monarchical Nation States: the Rise of Power

In this lesson, we will study the rise of powerful kings in Western Europe. We will look at the transition from feudalism to the nation-state and examine four countries in which this transition took place.

Spread of Christianity in Medieval Europe

8. Spread of Christianity in Medieval Europe

Christianity may have began as a small religious tradition in the Middle East, but it soon spread throughout much of the known world. This lesson takes a look at how Christianity spread throughout Europe in the early Middle Ages.

The Little Ice Age and the Black Death

9. The Little Ice Age and the Black Death

Fourteenth century Europe experienced a devastating population decline due to a climate cooling, famine, and the plague. This lesson explores how these factors occurred and their impact on Europe.

The Hundred Years' War: England vs. France

10. The Hundred Years' War: England vs. France

The Hundred Years' War was fought between England and France between 1337 and 1453. This lesson explores what led to the conflict and some of the decisive battles of the war.

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