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Unit 8 The Late Middle Ages 
Chapter 26 Rise of Trade and Towns

500 A.D. - 1400 A.D.


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Day 1
Topic Map: Medieval Towns and Trade Routes                              
Objective
Explain the growth of trade and rise of towns.
Identify the trade routes of the Middle Ages.
State Goals
16.A.3b  Make inferences about historical events and eras using historical maps and other historical sources.
17.A.1a Identify physical characteristics of places, both local and global.
18.A.5  Compare ways in which social systems are affected by political, environmental, and economic and technological changes.
Classwork/Homework
IconMap.bmp (3402 bytes) Places to Locate
Silk roads across Asia to the Mediterranean basin
Maritime routes across the Indian Ocean|
Trans-Saharan routes across North Africa
Northern European links with the Black Sea
Western European sea and river trade
South China Sea and land to Southeast Asia

Goods
Gold from West Africa
Spices from lands around the Indian Ocean
Textiles from India, China, the Middle East, and later Europe
Porcelain from China and Persia

Technology
Paper from China through the Muslim world to Byzantium and Western Europe
New crops from India (e.g., for making sugar)
Waterwheels and windmills
Navigation: Compass from China, lateen sail from Indian Ocean

Ideas
Spread of religions across the hemisphere
   a. Buddhism from China to Korea and Japan
   b. Hinduism and Buddhism from India to Southeast Asia
   c. Islam into West Africa, Central and Southeast Asia

Printing and paper money from China

 

The Day the Universe Changed  9:59

atlas.gif (1202 bytes) Medieval Trade Routes Hanseatic, Venetian, Genoese Rotes and Overland Connections

atlas.gif (1202 bytes) Atlas of World History

readme.gif (1442 bytes) Atlas of World History p.64

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Trade Routes Activities 36a

 

Resources 

 

Day 2-3
Topic   26-1 Trading Centers
Objective
Link the growth of trade to the rise of medieval towns.
R
ead an excerpt from Marco Polo's memoirs of China and then compare medieval China and Europe.
State Goals
16.B.2a (W)  Describe the historical development of monarchies, oligarchies, and city-states in ancient civilizations.
16.C.1b (W)  Explain how trade among people brought an exchange of ideas, technology and language.
18.B.3a  Analyze how individuals and groups interact with and within institutions.
18.B.3b  Explain how social institutions contribute to the development and transmission of culture.
Classwork/ Homework
Chalkboard.gif (3590 bytes) People to Know
Marco Polo
Marco Polo was a 13th-century trader who traveled from his home in Venice, Italy to the distant land of China. Marco Polo remained in China from 1275 until 1292. For seventeen years, Polo traveled, observed, and even worked for the great Mongol ruler Kublai Khan. Upon his return to Europe, Polo's observations were recorded in a book called Il milione. In this book, Marco Polo describes not only the land and people of China, but some interesting objects and technology. To medieval Europe, news of these people, places, and inventions seemed almost too fantastic to believe. Although some scholars are skeptical of Marco Polo's observations, Il milione offers historians a glimpse of life in 13th-century Mongol China.


IconMap.bmp (3402 bytes) Places to Locate
Venice:
an island port in the Adriatic Sea close to Italy;
leading port and merchant center

Flanders
:
Area of small towns on the northwest coast of Europe.
Atlantic trading center;
Weaving industry; 1300 relied on English wool

Mediterranean Sea
Russia
Scandinavia
Constaniople
North Sea
England

3-D Medieval Town  :30

ESCAPE TO VENICE
Escape to Venice  1/6  9:38
Escape to Venice  2/6  9:21
Escape to Venice  3/6  8:51
Escape to Venice  4/6  9:12
Escape to Venice  5/6  9:16
Escape to Venice  6/6  9:38

High Tide Floods Venice  :48
Global Treasures Venice  9:31

readme.gif (1442 bytes) Section 26-1 Trading Centers pp. 399-401
Venice
Flanders

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Marco Polo Visits Tin-gui
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) The Travels of Marco Polo  SS reading page and questions
bookpages.gif (1592 bytes) Marco Polo and the Silk Road  Found at Reading A-Z.com

Resources
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Marco Polo Timeline

 

Day 4
Topic  26-2 Merchants
Objective
Tell how merchants became a key part of European life.
State Goals
16.C.4a (W) describe major economic trends from 1000 - 1500 CE including long distance trade, banking, specialization of labor, commercialization, urbanization and technological and scientific progress.
Classwork/ Homework
Chalkboard.gif (3590 bytes) Terms to Learn
Fairs: special gatherings of merchants
Wares: things for sale
Burgs: town of the Middle Ages near castles

IconMap.bmp (3402 bytes) Places to Locate
Alps
France

Merchants and Trade in the Middle Ages  3:04  kids' project
Brugge, a Medieval Town  2:32

readme.gif (1442 bytes) Section 26-2 Merchants pp. 401-403
Fairs
The Growth of Towns

Resources

 

 

Day 5
Topic Bubonic Plague
Objective
Describe  how the plague traveled through Europe, Asia, and Scandanavia.
State Goals
18.B.3a  Analyze how individuals and groups interact with and within institutions.
18.B.3b  Explain how social institutions contribute to the development and transmission of culture.
Classwork/Homework
Chalkboard.gif (3590 bytes) Terms to Learn
Black Death: disease killed millions during the 1300s

THE HISTORY CHANNEL: THE BUBONIC PLAGUE
The Plague Part 1/18  5:01
The Plague Part 2/18  5:01
The Plague Part 3/18  5:01
The Plague Part 4/18  5:00
The Plague Part 5/18  5:01
The Plague Part 6/18  5:01
The Plague Part 7/18  5:01
The Plague Part 8/18  5:01

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Black Death Flow Chart  Blank to Draw pictures 

Note02.gif (247 bytes) Images to Use

Note02.gif (247 bytes) Newspaper directions
Resources 

 

Day 6
Topic Bubonic Plague
Objective
Describe  how the plague traveled through Europe, Asia, and Scandanavia.
State Goals
18.B.3a  Analyze how individuals and groups interact with and within institutions.
18.B.3b  Explain how social institutions contribute to the development and transmission of culture.
Classwork/Homework
THE HISTORY CHANNEL: THE BUBONIC PLAGUE
The Plague Part 9/18  5:00
The Plague Part 10/18  5:00
The Plague Part 11/18   5:01
The Plague Part 12/18  5:01
The Plague Part 13/18  5:01
The Plague Part 14/18  5:01
The Plague Part 15/18  5:00
The Plague Part 16/18  5:01
Resources 

 

Day 7
Topic Trade Routes and the Plague   1200-1360
Objective
Describe  how the plague traveled through Europe, Asia, and Scandanavia.
State Goals
17.A.1a Identify physical characteristics of places, both local and global.
16.B.2a (W)  Describe the historical development of monarchies, oligarchies, and city-states in ancient civilizations.
18.B.3a  Analyze how individuals and groups interact with and within institutions.
18.B.3b  Explain how social institutions contribute to the development and transmission of culture.
Classwork-Homework
THE HISTORY CHANNEL: THE BUBONIC PLAGUE
The Plague Part 17/18  5:01
The Plague Part 18/18  2:43

atlas.gif (1202 bytes) Atlas of World History

readme.gif (1442 bytes) Atlas of World History p.65

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Trade Routes Activities 36b 

 

Resources 
Dice.bmp (3974 bytes) The Black Plague   Pilgrimage game pages 42-59

 

 

Day 8
Topic    Black Death
Objective
List the symptoms of the plague.
State Goals
18.B.3a  Analyze how individuals and groups interact with and within institutions.
18.B.3b  Explain how social institutions contribute to the development and transmission of culture.
Classwork/ Homework
The Black Death a Bubonic Plague  5:30  Gilligan's Island song
The Dark Ages Part 5: The Plague  9:08
Black Death: Europe  1:33

HISTORY'S TURNING POINT: THE BLACK DEATH
The Black Death Part 1   9:59
The Black Death Part 2  10:05
The Black Death Part 3   5:15

Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Black Death PowerPoint

readme.gif (1442 bytes) The Great Plague 1665  Information Page Pencil.gif (1165 bytes)Crossword Puzzle

readme.gif (1442 bytes) The Plague Doctor  Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) The Plague Doctor Crossword Puzzle

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Symptoms of the Plague  Questions and symptoms on a body to record.

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Lord Mayor Rules OK?

Resources
Note02.gif (247 bytes)  Plague in the Fourteenth Century 14 pages  


Day 9
Topic 26-3 Living Conditions
Objective
Describe life in medieval towns.
State Goals
16.B.2a (W)  Describe the historical development of monarchies, oligarchies, and city-states in ancient civilizations.
18.B.3a  Analyze how individuals and groups interact with and within institutions.
18.B.3b  Explain how social institutions contribute to the development and transmission of culture.
Classwork/Homework
Chalkboard.gif (3590 bytes) Terms to Learn
Burghers: rich merchants
Communes: political groups for self-government
Charters: document that allowed a town to run its own affairs
Stocks: a punishment device  to hold the hands and feet

Life in Medevial Europe  1:27
Burghers of Calis  2:41

Earth.gif (6650 bytes) History of Medieval Maldon  listg of laws and customs of a town in the 1200's

readme.gif (1442 bytes) Section 26-3 Living Conditions pp. 403-405
Burgher's Life
Changing Ways
Communes and Charters

Lecture.gif (2227 bytes) Town Watch: Chichester 1397  3-Page Play

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) How Clean Were Medieval Towns?

Resources 

 

Day 10
Topic   26-4 The Rise of the Guilds
Objective
Explain why guilds were formed and later opposed.
State Goals
16.B.2a (W)  Describe the historical development of monarchies, oligarchies, and city-states in ancient civilizations.
18.B.3a  Analyze how individuals and groups interact with and within institutions.
18.B.3b  Explain how social institutions contribute to the development and transmission of culture.
Classwork/ Homework
Chalkboard.gif (3590 bytes) Terms to Learn
Guild: business groups to insure equal treatment
Apprentice: trainee in a trade
Journeyman: a person who worked under a Master for a daily wage
Masters: could make their own goods

Medieval Guilds  4:43
Tour of a Guild Hall in Leicester  7:50
Guild Hall Ghost  :12

Note02.gif (247 bytes) Medieval Guild Regulations

readme.gif (1442 bytes) Section 26-4 The Rise of Guilds pp. 406-407

Resources

 

Day 11
Topic    26-5 Cultural Change
Objective
Summarize the cultural changes that took place in Europe during the 1400s. 
State Goals
16.B.2a (W)  Describe the historical development of monarchies, oligarchies, and city-states in ancient civilizations.
18.B.3a  Analyze how individuals and groups interact with and within institutions.
18.B.3b  Explain how social institutions contribute to the development and transmission of culture.
Classwork/ Homework
Chalkboard.gif (3590 bytes) Terms to Learn
Brocade: cloth woven with raised designs

Chalkboard.gif (3590 bytes) People to Know
Dante: wrote Divine Comedy
Chaucer: wrote Canterbury Tales

Geoffrey Chaucer and The Canterbury Tales  8:20
Medieval Theater  3:44

Chaucer PPT  13 slides

readme.gif (1442 bytes) Section 26-5 Cultural Changes pp. 407-408

Resources

 

Day 12
Topic  Trade and Towns Foldable
Objective
Create a resource for the study of medieval towns.
State Goals
16.B.2a (W)  Describe the historical development of monarchies, oligarchies, and city-states in ancient civilizations.
18.B.3a  Analyze how individuals and groups interact with and within institutions.
18.B.3b  Explain how social institutions contribute to the development and transmission of culture.
Classwork/Homework
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Trade and Towns Foldable
Section 1 p. 401 Trading Towns of Italy and Flanders
Section 2 p. 403 Activities at Medieval Fairs and Fairs of Today
Section 3 p. 405 Middle Age Town Characteristics
Section 4 p. 407 Steps in Joining a Guild
Section 5 p. 408 Decline of Feudalism
Assessment p. 409 Life on a Medieval Manor and a Trading Town
Resources 

 

Day
Topic Virtual Field Trips
Objective
State Goals
Classwork/Homework
Dice.bmp (3974 bytes) Build a Medieval Town
Dice.bmp (3974 bytes) Plague: Fling Your Teacher
Resources 

 

Day
Topic
Objective
State Goals
Classwork/Homework
Resources 

 

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Assignments    crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Art Activity    BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes) Lesson Plan      braininjar.gif (1615 bytes)_Tests     IconMap.bmp (3402 bytes) Maps     Note02.gif (247 bytes) Resources     Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Web Sites    
SchoolBus5.bmp (6174 bytes)_Field_Trips     PPT     Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Computer      bookpages.gif (1592 bytes) Book      Dice.bmp (3974 bytes) Games    star.gif (2279 bytes)Extra Credit

BLACK DEATH
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Black Death Flow Chart  Blank to Draw pictures  Note02.gif (247 bytes) Images to Use
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Great Plague Article, Fill-in-the-blank, and tasks.
 Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Plague Newspaper: Blank     Note02.gif (247 bytes) Newspaper directions
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Plague Summary Assignment
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Symptoms of the Plague  Questions and symptoms on a body to record.
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Diary of Samuel Pepys Complete
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Diary of Samuel Pepys 
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Plague Flow Chart
Note02.gif (247 bytes) The Great Plague 1665  Information Page Color!!!  Pencil.gif (1165 bytes)Crossword Puzzle
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Samuel Pepys's Diary
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Black Death
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) London Plague of 1665
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Plague in England 1539-1640
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Plague in the Fourteenth Century
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Time Line Black Death
CHAUCER
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Life of Geoffrey Chaucer
FAIRS
Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Medevial Fair Picture
GUILDS
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Renaissance Guilds
MARCO POLO
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Kublai Khan in Battle, 1287: The Observations of Marco Polo  Eyewitness to History
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Marco Polo and His Travels   Marco Polo (1254-1324), is probably the most famous Westerner traveled on the Silk Road. He excelled all the other travelers in his determination, his writing, and his influence. His journey through Asia lasted 24 years. He reached further than any of his predecessors, beyond Mongolia to China. He became a confidant of Kublai Khan (1214-1294). He traveled the whole of China and returned to tell the tale, which became the greatest travelogue.
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Marco Polo's Asia
bookpages.gif (1592 bytes) The Travels of Marco Polo the Venetian  Complete online book
PROJECTS
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Layered Curriculum for the Middle Ages  Kids choose different activities from A, B, and C.  Goes along with Glencoe Human Heritage textbook.
TOWNS
Dice.bmp (3974 bytes) Build a Medieval Town
TRADE ROUTES
IconMap.bmp (3402 bytes) Maps of Medevial Trade Routes
VILLAGES
 SchoolBus5.bmp (6174 bytes)Camelot Village
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Wharram: The Lost Medieval Village  Neat site, Great artists pictures

 

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