Kings and Queens
The medieval power system was like a pyramid. Who was at the TOP of the feudal pyramid?
Large section of land that often included a village as well as farmlands where most of the peasants lived.
Which ancient civilization fell to the barbarians because it grew so big that they could not control their borders from invading forces such as the Visigoths and Vandals
King of the Franks that conquered much of central Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire. I am also known as Charles the Great. What is my name?
On what holiday was Charlemagne (aka Charles the Great; King of the Franks) crowned emperor? 800 A.D.
The largest desert in the world; the continental United States can nearly fit inside of this desert
African kingdoms became very wealthy by trading gold and this substance which the human body needs to survive.
Language and Culture
When we briefly studied the Bantu Speakers from Africa we learned that when people migrate (move) they spread these two things.
Located north and south of the rainforest in Africa are rolling grasslands called ______________
An area of vegetation and water located in a desert. If you were traveling in a desert you would LOVE to find one of these
The major event in history that made trade goods much cheaper and easier to get because of mass production.
This epidemic disease caused the death of nearly one third of the European population during the Middle Ages
Ring Around the Rosie
What is the name of the song that children started singing (acting out) during the Black Death. Four words.
This religious group was wrongfully blamed by Christians and the Catholic Church for causing the Black Death. Which religious group was blamed?
Greece and Rome
What 2 ancient civilizations did the Renaissance thinkers want to reintroduce to Europe?
Think about our studies of Renaissance artists. Which Renaissance artist is most widely known for his work on the Sistine Chapel.
Leonardo da Vinci
Think about our studies of Renaissance artists. Which Renaissance artist is most widely known for his work on the Mona Lisa?
This famous reformation monk believed that the key to getting into heaven was "BELIEF IN GOD" not by paying indulgences
I got really mad at the Church when the pope said I could not have a divorce from Catherine of Aragon so I broke away from the Catholic Church and started my own Church of England. I was the King of England; I killed over 78,000 people, and if you have not figured it out yet try this hint...divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived...you have to know who I am now :+)
The idea that God himself was responsible for choosing the kings/queens (monarchs) of Europe.
The Great Charter or law that limited the power of the King over his nobles during the 16 year reign of King John. Hint: pages 127, 279
I was the king and ruler that lived in incredible luxury at the Palace of Versailles near Paris, France at the beginning of the French Revolution
I was a military genius; I was defeated at Waterloo, Belgium by the British; I almost conquered all of Europe in the late 1700's; I was only 5' 2" tall; they called me the Little Corporal; I was married twice because my first wife could not give me a son
I was a famous enlightenment thinker; I always told people that if a ruler takes away people's rights then the people have a right to overthrow or change the government; some people would say that my way of thinking led to the spreading of democracy
This group of French citizens marched on the Palace of Versailles to demand food for their hungry children
During the 1600's Galileo and other scientists were developing new ways of learning about the world. These scientists came up with an approach in which experiments are performed under controlled conditions. Today we call this approach the ___________________