Social Studies - 2019-20

WHI.10b - Age of Charlemagne

The student will apply social science skills to understand Western Europe during the Middle Ages from about 500 to 1000 A.D. (C.E.) in terms of its impact on Western civilization by

b) describing the social, religious, and cultural development of the Franks, with emphasis on the Age of Charlemagne;


Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

Frankish kings used military power to expand their territory.

The alliance between Frankish kings and the Church increased papal authority and influence in Western Europe.


ESSENTIALS

Social, religious, and cultural development during the Age of Charlemagne

 Franks emerged as a force in Western Europe.

 The Pope crowned Charlemagne emperor.

 Power of the Church was established in political life.

 Classical Roman Latin was revived as the language of scholars but disappeared as a language of everyday life, replaced by French, Italian, Spanish, or other languages.

 Most of Western Europe was included in the new empire.

 Churches, roads, and schools were built to unite the empire.


KEY VOCABULARY

Terms

Germanic tribes (9a)

Medieval society (9a)

Roman Catholic Church (9a)

Secular (9a)

Monasteries (9a)

Missionaries (9a)

Parish priests (9a)

Feudal society (9a)

Fief (9b)

Vassal (9b)

Serfs (9b)

Manor (9b)

Manorial system (9b)

Holy Roman Empire (9c)

Amber (9d)

People

Charlemagne (9a,c)

Franks (9c)

Angles (9d)

Saxons (9d)

Magyars (9d)

Vikings (9d)

Places

Scandinavia (9d)

Hungary (9d)

Baltic Sea (9d)

Charlemagne’s Empire (9a,c)

Updated: May 17, 2018