Social Studies – World History
Clinton High School
The Late Middle Ages – Unit Sheet
Date: _11/25/08__ Name:___________
Layer: Choose 1 assignment per objective. Due Date: _11/17/08_
1 (Section 1 Notes): Compare and contrast the elements of the Magna
Carta from its original purposes to the laws of the government of the
United States today.
Create a venn-diagram that compares and contrasts the uses of the ideas
in the Magna Carta today and in the past.
Write out an example of 3 reasons we need the concepts of the Magna
Carta in our society today.
Primary Source Worksheet
2 (Sections 1 and 2 Notes): Explain how tensions developed between the
Pope and the HRE.
Diagram the conflicts of the Kings and the Popes during the Late Middle
Ages. Be sure to list points of conflict and opinions of each
Create a t-chart listing causes and effects relating to the conflicts
between the Popes and HRE.
3 (Section 3 Notes): Outline the results of the four major Crusades.
Write a letter to a friend that outlines to purpose and results of each
of the four major Crusades.
Create a chart highlighting the 4 major crusades – those involved, why
did it happen, etc.
4 (Section 4 Notes): Explain the advancements in the culture in the
late middle ages including education, literature, and religion.
Create a Web-chart that shows the changes happening in society.
List and describe 5 changes happening in the culture during this era.
5 (Section 5 Notes): Explain the causes and results of the Black Death.
Sketch a drawing of what a snap-shot of the community during the Black
Teach another student about the causes and effects of the Black Death.
Your grade will depend on what they know (no partners –ex: Bob teaches
Joe, Joe cannot teach Bob)
Objective 6 (All sections of notes): Students should know key terms and
people related to the late middle ages.
Make flash-cards using 15 of the terms and people from the NOTES. RUBRIC
Create a crossword puzzle using 15 key terms from Chapter 14 and have
someone complete it.
Complete the quiz on OIS titled Ch. 14 Terms and People
B Layer: Choose 2 assignments. Due Date: _11/19/08__
Write and perform a song or musical piece related to any of the
objectives. Be prepared to share how the material relates to what you
have written. RUBRIC
Write a story that about the deteriorating relationship between the
Pope and the HRE. RUBRIC
Create a PowerPoint Presentation that compares the various crusades and
their results. Create a final slide where you evaluate and
give your opinion (based on historical evidence) as to if they were
successful or not. RUBRIC
In a group of no more than 4, create a TV commercial to be acted out
LIVE in class where the group tries to sell the idea of the Magna Carta
to the audience or they denounces it.
Knights of the Crusades wore Cruces/Crosses on their shield, armor, and
over their heart to symbolize their loyalty to the Christianity. Using
the Internet, articles, books, etc., research the origins of your
family name. Create a shield or crest with a symbol(s) to represent
your heritage or other symbols that represent what is important to you.
A Layer: Choose 1 assignment. Due Date: _11/21/08_
-All A layer
assignments are minimum 1 page, 12pt font, double-spaced, Times New
Roman font and should involve the student’s opinions and evidence or
examples to back their claims (why they came to the decision they did)
What might the possible reactions be if the something like the Black
Death were to happen in your community. Be sure to explain if
your community would respond the same as in the past or differently and
why. Who would they blame, or what explanations might they
come up with?
Find any modern day Crusades? If so, what are the goals/purposes?
If you could add to the Magna Carta or the Constitution what might you
add – what rights/privileges would you strive to ensure?
Signature: All points for the unit must be on the sheet
before it is signed.