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Lesson on Charlemagne and his rule of the Franks

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  1. 1. Read ‘building background’ on page 500- get your vocab out Bell Ringer 11/30/15
  2. 2. Vocab for today: 4. Medieval - pertaining to, characteristic of, or in the style of the Middle Ages; another name for the Middle Ages; 500 - 1500 12. Monastery- a house or place of residence occupied by a community of monks, living in seclusion under religious vows. 15. Monks- religious men who lived apart from society in isolated communities 16. Benedict- Italian monk; created the Benedictine Rule in the 500’s for monks to follow 17. Charlemagne- 700’s – a brilliant warrior and strong king that led the Franks in building a huge empire
  3. 3. RECALL What led to the fall of the Roman Empire? 1.Invasions by Barbarian tribes 2.Economic troubles and overreliance on slave labor. 3.The rise of the Eastern Empire 4.Overexpansion and military overspending 5.Government corruption and political instability. 6.Weakening of the Roman legions
  4. 4. objective • I can understand and explain the conflict and cooperation between the Papacy and European monarchs, including Charlemagne, Gregory VII, and Emperor Henry IV. • 7.34 – Demonstrate understanding of the conflict and cooperation between the Papacy and European monarchs, including Charlemagne, Gregory VII, and Emperor Henry IV
  5. 5. Middle Ages • With the fall of the Roman Empire; Europe split into many kingdoms, beginning the time known as the Middle Ages 500 – 1500 • Christianity begins to spread across Europe because of missionaries (sent by the Pope) and monks – Monks served as scribes and helped people read and write – monks lived in monasteries • An Italian monk named Benedict created rules that monks followed called the Benedictine rule- turn your books to page 502 and let’s read them
  6. 6. From Gaul to France • Christianity spreading farther north • Group called the Franks conquers Gaul in the 480s and takes over area we now know as France under the rule of Clovis – he makes this area Christian
  7. 7. Charlemagne comes to Power • A leader named Charlemagne becomes leader of the Franks in the late 700’s – Brilliant warrior, strong king – creates huge empire • Spends much of his time at war By the time he was finished he conquered what is now France – stretched into modern Germany, Austria, Italy, and northern Spain.
  8. 8. Emperor Charlemagne • Because he was a Christian king who conquered parts of the Roman Empire, on Christmas Day in 800 Pope Leo lll crowned him Emperor of the Romans – symbolized a return to the greatness of the Roman Empire
  9. 9. Improving education • He built schools across Europe – he brought greatest religious scholars and teachers of the Middle Ages to teach in his capital- • Brought the people of Europe together – Helped them realize they shared common bonds like Christianity – They were Europeans, not members of tribes!
  10. 10. Knowledge check 1. How did Charlemagne create a large empire? 2. Which of Charlemagne's accomplishments do you think had the most lasting effect and why?
  11. 11. Annotating the text • You will read the text about Charlemagne and jot down your thoughts as you read. • - for something you think was cool • Circle anything you think is confusing • Underline something you find significant about Charlemagne
  12. 12. Written Response • Create an 8-10 sentences paragraph on the following prompt: • Explain the significance and legacy of Charlemagne during the Middle Ages

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Lesson on Charlemagne and his rule of the Franks


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