Categorizing the results of the Crusades: Which were most important to world history? 2) Below is a scale to measure how important each of the above results were to world history. Starting with #1, decide its importance by placing it somewhere on the scale. If you think the result is not that important, place it towards that end of the scale. For example, while #1 may be a good result, the learning of games may not be that important to world history. This idea means #1 would be towards the “not that important” end of the scale. On the other hand, you may decide that the growth of trade between Europe and the Middle East was an important result. This ideas mean #2 would be placed towards the “very, very important” end of the scale. Now that you have the idea, complete thisactivity by placing #s 3-14 somewhere on the scale.
3) Which results did you have to the right of the centerline? Write them in the spaces below.
4) Using only those results you placed to the right of the center of the scale – those towards the “very, very important” side - respond to the following question.
On a scale of 1- 10, how would you rate the Crusades impact on world history?
(1 is negative, 10 is positive). _______________
Explain your answer in the space below.
Do you think your answer would be different if you were a Christian or a Muslim? Explain your answer below.
***Final Crusades Assignment*** - OPTIONAL
Question: Did the Crusades have a positive or negative impact on World History? Your assignment is to write a response to this question. Your challenge is to help the reader understand the Crusades and justify your opinion about the outcomes of the Crusades. Below is a guide to help your organize your response.
The first paragraph of this five-paragraph essay is written (almost) for you below. You may use this paragraph, once you have filled in the blanks, to start your essay. But if you think you have a better way of introducing your essay feel free to write your own opening paragraph.
In the second paragraph, explain what the Crusades were and why European Christians went on the Crusades.
In the third paragraph, explain what happened on the Crusades.
In the fourth paragraph, justify your opinion about the negative OR positive impact of the Crusades on world history. (You must choose one.)
In the fifth paragraph, write a brief conclusion to your essay.