Teacher: Mr. Nick Blais

Course Description: This class is designed and developed for students who are motivated and enthusiastic about learning more on the subject of the European Middle Ages. This course will begin with the fall of the Roman Empire around 450 C.E. and will finish with the Protestant Reformation around the 16th Century C.E. Peoples such as the Vikings, Franks, Saxons, Celts, and Muslims will be discussed. The course will study the lifestyles, cultures, and beliefs of these groups of people and many others that lived during these periods. Events such as the Rise of Islam, the Normand Invasion, the Crusades, the Black Death, and the Hundred Years War will also be covered. In addition this course will study the engineering achievements, government structures and social norms of the Europe Middle Ages.

(Renaissance and Reformation will NOT be on the Spring 2012 Final)

Units that will be covered in this class:

The Rise of Islam

Early Middle Ages

Late Middle Ages

The Renaissance and Reformation