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Showing Grade 7, Unit 6, Medieval Europe
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Feudal System

http://www.encyclopedia.com/html/f1/feudalis.asp

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This encyclopedia description of feudalism discusses its impact on economic and social institutions in Europe. Standards 7.6.3 and 12.9.1 civics

Comments: This is a clearly written explanation but the vocabulary level is high.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1212

Gregory of Tours: On Clovis

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/gregtours1.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: St. Gregory of Tours, was Bishop of Tours and historian in the late 6th century. He wrote about Clovis in first person but was relying on legend and records since Clovis had ruled in Gaul more than 100 years earlier. Standard 7.6.2 and 7.6.3

Comments: This document from Medieval Sourcebook can be difficult reading.

Resource Type: True.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1470

Heraldry on the Internet

http://www.digiserve.com/heraldry/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Learn about the coats of arms of families, cities and towns in medieval Europe. Find clip art for creating your own coat of arms. These resources help make the relationships and values of feudalism come alive. Standard 7.6.1

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1533

Letters of Theodoric [r.493-526]

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/theodoric1.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here are primary source letters from the early 6th centuries from Theordoric, King of the Ostrogoths. They give insight into the era at the end of the Roman Empire and early Dark Ages. Standard 7.6.2 and 7.6.3

Comments: This great resource from the Medieval Sourcebook is difficult to read for some students.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1961

Magna Carta

http://www.chrononhotonthologos.com/lawnotes/magnai.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here are the words of the Magna Carta annotated and interpreted. The meaning of major sections of the document is explained and its implications for later law described. Standards 7.6.5 and 10.2.2

Comments: This is part of a legal site called Law Notes by Williams J. Thornton.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2038

Medieval Crusades

http://www.medievalcrusades.com/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site has clear text and graphics related to the First Crusade. It provides context from the European point of view, as well as useful maps and pictures. Standard 7.6.6

Comments: The perspective is strictly European and, though the writing is scholarly and references primary sources, the author's (mfoster) credentials are not specified.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2136

Medieval Manuscripts: What is Illumination?

http://www2.art.utah.edu/Paging_Through/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The illuminated manuscript -- a handwritten book with pictures and decoration painted or drawn in bright colors, illuminating, or lighting up, the page -- was a major form of artistic expression in medieval times. Learn the different types of illuminated manuscripts and how they were produced at this Utah museum of Fine Arts. Standard 7.6.8

Comments: This site gives advice on how to write your own manuscript.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2137

Medieval Technology Pages

http://scholar.chem.nyu.edu/tekpages/Technology.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Paul J. Gans from the Department of Chemistry at New York University developed this index with a timeline, descriptions, and sometimes pictures of technology of all types from the Middle Ages. Users will rethink some of their ideas about the definition of technology. Standard 7.6.0

Comments: Additional pictures would make the site more interesting, but it is still a valuable resource for showing students the way of life of the time.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2138

The Crusades and the Rise of Islam

http://www.mrdowling.com/606islam.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site has breif text describing the causes of the Crusades and providing links to informtion on the Arabs, and the later Crusades. Standard 7.6.6

Comments: This is written by teacher Mike Dawling for a middle school audience. There are hotlinks to information on key people and vocabulary but many are currently down.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2991

The Murder of Thomas Becket, 1170

http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/becket.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: A sword's crushing blow killed Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, on a cold December evening in 1170. The brutal event shook the foundations of Church power in Medieval Europe. The event has remained one of the most riveting stories in history. Blame for the murder of Becket was laid at the feet of a former close personal friend of King Henry II. What do you think? Standards 7.6.3 and 7.6.8

Comments: This primary material is from Edward Grim, a monk who observed the murder.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3051

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