This covers European history from the fall of the Roman Empire up through the Black Death with a specific focus on the lives of different people and the growth of a Christian empire. Includes a feudalism lab that was adapted from TCI's History Alive that is absolutely wonderful.
In terms of specific this unit explores the role of Charlemagne, the destruction caused by the Vikings, the rise of Feudalism , conflict between kings and popes, the Crusades, the Magna Carta and the Black Death. We also take a week to critically examine the story of Robin Hood to attempt to determine if it is myth or reality. It is chock full of labs and activities. One is an investigation into the Black Death themed around the television show House. Fun unit but very heavy on information.
History Labs: CSI: Nottingham, Feudalism, Barbarian Kingdoms, Castle Builder, House: The Black Death