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Citizenship Focus: Mindfulness

Unit 1: Transition to the Middle Ages

Guiding Question: How do the words we use impact the meaning of what we say?

Students consider the importance of language as they learn more about the Middle Ages, what that term means, and why that term has changed over time.


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Overview of Historical Eras

Introduction to the Middle Ages

The Fall of Rome

Justinian and Theodora

Events Leading to the Great Schism

Comparison of the East and West

Byzantine Achievements

Cultural Diffusion

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