Social Studies - 2019-20

WHI.7c - Influence of the Roman Catholic Church

The student will apply social science skills to understand the development of Christianity by

c) sequencing events related to the spread and influence of Christianity and the Catholic Church throughout Europe.


Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

During the Middle Ages, the Pope crowned the emperors, missionaries carried Christianity to the Germanic tribes, and the Church served the social, political, and religious needs of the people.

ESSENTIALS

Influence of the Roman Catholic Church

 Secular authority declined, while Church authority grew.

 Monasteries preserved Greco-Roman cultural achievements.

 Missionaries carried Christianity and the Latin alphabet to Germanic tribes.

 The Pope anointed Charlemagne Emperor in 800 A.D. (C.E.).

 Parish priests served religious and social needs of the people.


KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: May 17, 2018