Criteria: Your poster must have the following criteria



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European Middle Ages Poster Fair
Details:

  • Your group will use the LMC/Lab time allotted to create a poster based on the subject you have and the criteria listed below. You will present your poster in small groups and share ideas in a 4-8 minute presentation.


Criteria:

  • Your poster must have the following criteria:

    • Be a joint effort with a partner

    • Be historically accurate

    • Use at least one other text source (other than your book)

    • Use at least 2 primary source accounts in your presentation

    • Use at least 5 relevant historical maps and images (clip art is forbidden)

    • Be well organized and easy to follow

    • Must be a presentation that doesn’t involve reading off your tri fold poster board (tri-fold is a prequesite).

    • Must have a thesis that the presentation tries to prove

    • Must have primary sources supporting the thesis.

    • Must involve focused disciplined work in the lab. (key component on rubric)

    • Your presentation must point out changes in as many of the five themes we’ve focused on in class:

      • Geography

      • Political Change

      • Economics

      • Culture

      • Social Issues/Systems


Topics:

  1. Re-establishment of political order in the wake of the fall of Rome-key leaders.

  2. Re-establishment of political order in the wake of the fall of Rome-Feudalism

  3. Re-establishment of political order in the High Middle Ages: political unification and centralization.

  4. Impact of increased agricultural production and expanded trade in the wake of the fall of the Roman Empire.

  5. The impact of the unity provided by the Christian Church in the wake of the fall of Rome (through 1000)

  6. The impact of the unity provided by the Christian Church in the wake of the fall of Rome (through 1300)

  7. The mosaic of Europe’s numerous tribal factions

  8. The conflict between politics and religion amidst the restructuring of the Christian European World.

  9. The specter of barbarian invaders upon the European World.

  10. Culture and learning in the “low” Middle Ages (through 1050)

  11. Culture and learning in the “high” Middle Ages (1050-1350)

  12. Impact of cross-cultural exchanges upon Europe: the Plague and the Crusades

  13. Bringing Europe together: the Hanseatic, guilds, and the explosion of new trade amidst Europe.

  14. Social Class in Europe’s High Middle Ages: An introduction to those who fight, those who work, and those who pray.

  15. Changes in culture during the High Middle Ages: renewed learning, scholarship, and literature.

  16. The diffusion of Christianity during the High Middle Ages: Expansion of Christianity throughout the European World.


Work time: YOU MUST BE ON TIME!

    • Friday: In the LMC Lab

    • Monday-Tuesday before break: In the LMC Lab

    • Monday after break 1/5: LMC


LGI Time: YOU MUST BE ON TIME!

  • Tuesday-Thursday (room 1306—next to Tech Center)


Grading Rubric:

  • Use of materials (0-10)

  • Use of work time (0-20)

  • Presentation (0-20)

  • Primary Source Inclusion (0-20)

  • Historical Accuracy (0-20)

  • Representation of themes (0-10)

  • Bibliography in MLA format (0-10)

  • Ability to work in groups (0-10)


***Please ask for help in identifying key events and primary sources.

Your book should be your research springboard-from there you should use other diverse sources.


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