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Week 10/ October 9 to October 10

October 9 2017

Essential Question:

What impact did the Byzantine’s have on the Ancient world?

Standard:

SSWH4 Analyze impact of the Byzantine and Mongol empires.

a. Describe the relationship between the Roman and Byzantine Empires, include: the

importance of Justinian and Empress Theodora.

 

Activator:

We will spend some time looking on Google Earth at areas occupied by the Byzantine Empire.

Teaching Strategies:

Classnotes-

The Eastern Roman Empire, which was Greek speaking, became known as the Byzantine Empire.  The Byzantine Empire went through many periods of expansion and decline.   Emperor Constantine, who reunified the Roman Empire for a time, moved the capital from Rome to the city of Byzantium in the East, that he renamed Constantinople.  The Byzantine Empire was distinct from the Roman Empire in many ways, but most importantly it was a Christian state from the beginning.  Emperor Justinian was the most important ruler and was determined to reestablish the Roman Empire.  For a short time he restored the imperial Mediterranean world.  Justinian helps codify old Roman law (Justinian’s Code) and underwent massive rebuilding programs (Hagia Sophia and Hippodrome).  Justinian’s wife Theodora was a major influence on him, and at one point told him not to leave the city during a revolt, known as the Nika revolt.  Roman Law had to be changed to allow Justinian to marry Theodora because of Theodora’s low birth.  This revival is short-lived under Justinian.  The Byzantine Empire  was under constant external threat.  Eventually Islamic Empires become the greatest threat to the Byzantines.

-Assignment

In pairs, students will write a one page story about Justinian and Theodora.  Students should pick a genre or topic that their story will be based on: A Love Story, An Action Movie, A War Movie, An Animated Movie, A Horror Movie, A Fantasy Movie, Science Fiction, A Comedy, A Thriller, A Musical, etc.  

Students will indicate the following:

Genre:

Title:

Opening Scene:

5 main plot points:

Dramatic Conclusion:

Students must include the following terms at least once in some capacity in their writing: Justinian, Theodora, Byzantine Empire, Justinian's Code, Hagia Sophia, and Nika Revolt.

This need not be a final, but rough draft.  Students will be allowed to submit on next day.

Summarizer:

Students will submit creative writing.  This activity

Differentiation:

Creative writing in pairs.

 

 

 

October 10 2017

Essential Question:

How did the Byzantines influence the broader world?

Standard:

b. Analyze the impact Byzantium had on Kiev, Moscow, and the Russian Empire.

Socrative pretest covering next three days content

Activator:

Teaching Strategies:

Classnotes-

In modern day Ukraine, an early empire developed around the modern day city of Kiev that was the forerunner of the modern Russian state.  Kievan Russian (or Kievan Rus) looked to the Byzantine Empire for influence.  Kievan Russia adopted Orthodox Christianity and not Catholicism, which drew Kiev closer to the Byzantine Empire.  Kievan Rus is eventually destroyed by the Mongols.  The Russian capital eventually moved to Moscow, away from Mongol influence.  Tsar Ivan III or Ivan the Great, was the first ruler of independent Russia and removed the Mongols.  He took on the title Czar, derived from Caesar, and said that Russia would be the Third Rome.  Constantinople, was the capital of Byzantine Empire because of its good location, and became a key center for learning and trade.  Kievan Rus was just one example of peoples outside of the Byzantine Empire benefiting from Constantinople’s  place and prominence.

 

Students will begin a three day tic tac toe activity.  They will select three activities that they want to complete.

 

Tic tac toe CLICK HERE

Summarizer:

Questions?

Differentiation:

Student will select the three activities they want to complete

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