Homework • MA #1 due Wednesday • Current Events #6 due Friday.
Aim #3: Why are the Middle Ages often considered the “Dark Ages” in European History? • Do Now: What do you think of when you hear the term “Middle Ages?”
What are the Middle Ages? • Middle Ages: Period in European history after the fall of the Roman Empire, from 500-1500. It’s the middle period between the ancient world and the modern world in Europe.
Video: The Dark Ages • How did life in Europe change after the fall of the Roman Empire? • What does it mean that “to the people of Dark Ages Europe, the new Emperor was Jesus Christ?” • What motivations would a barbarian leader like Clovis have to convert to Christianity? Did he live according to the values that Jesus preached?
Concluding Question • Why are the Middle Ages often considered the “Dark Ages” in European History?