Social Studies - 2019-20

WHI.8e - Influence of Byzantine Culture on Eastern Europe and Russia

The student will apply social science skills to understand the Byzantine Empire and Eastern Europe from about 300 to 1000 A.D. (C.E.) by

e) analyzing and explaining the influence of Byzantine culture on Eastern Europe.


Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

Byzantine civilization influenced Russian and Eastern European civilizations through its religion, culture, and trade.

ESSENTIALS

Influence of Byzantine culture on Eastern Europe and Russia

 Trade routes between the Black Sea and the Baltic Sea

 Adoption of Orthodox Christianity by Russia and much of Eastern Europe

 Adoption of the Greek alphabet for the Slavic languages by St. Cyril (Cyrillic alphabet)

 Church architecture and religious art


KEY VOCABULARY

Terms

Byzantine Empire (7a-e)

Justinian (7b)

Greek Orthodox Christianity (7c)

Imperial patronage (7c)

Icons (7c)

Mosaics (7c)

Western Christian Church (7d)

Eastern Christian Church (7d)

Liturgy (7d)

Pope (7d)

Patriarch (7d)

Celibacy (7d)

Slavic language (7e)

Cyrillic alphabet (7e)

Russian Orthodox Christianity (7e)

Ottoman Turks (7e)

Tsar (Czar) (7e)

People

Justinian (7b)

St. Cyril (7e)

Places

Constantinople (7a,d)

Byzantium (7c)

Hagia Sophia (7c)

Russia (7e)

Baltic Sea (7e)

Black Sea (7e)


Updated: May 17, 2018