Chapter 5. The Age of Barbarians
1. About when was the age of barbarians in Europe?
2. Why is this sometimes called "The Dark Ages?"
3. Why did the Romans call the Germanic peoples barbarians?
4. Describe the Germanic barbarian people? Who or what did they worship? What was their lives like?
5. Who else was migrating west in Europe at the end of the Roman Europe?
6. Describe the common characteristics of the Germanic, Celtic, Slavic, and Asian peoples that were migrating west.
7. List the nations of peoples and where they conquered and settled at the end of the Roman Empire.
Chapter 6. Civilizing Europe
1. In which ways did the various tribes and nations of Europe change from A.D. 476 to about 1000?
2. Did life improve for the average person from the beginning of the Medieval Ages to the year 1000?
3. Who founded the United States of America?
4. What survived the fall of the Roman Empire?
5. Who did Christians trace the beginning of the Christian Church to?
6. What does the word "universal" in Greek translate into?
7. Who were monks?
8. What did the monks teach the pagan Germans, Celts, and Slavs?
9. Name three missionaries and to which people of Europe they were missionaries to.
10. Name two or three things the Europeans adopted from the Romans.
1. What played a key role in the foundation period of European kingdoms?
2. Which kingdom did the French, German, and Italian kingdom come from?
3. When was the English and Russian kingdoms founded?
4. Who was the first Frankish king and what religion did he convert to?
5. Who possibly saved medieval Europe from being conquered by the Muslims?
6. Who was the first Holy Roman Emperor?
7. Who defeated the pagan Vikings in England and was the first English king?
8. How did St. Vladimir I change after he converted to Christianity?
Copy the quote and write what you think it means for everyday life.
"Rome wasn't built in a day."
The most powerful and important civilization for many centuries of the ancient world was the Roman civilization. However, this civilization didn't start out big and strong, but only as many families living in group. Over time, these families grew, more families joined, and this people, called the Latins, were ruled by other people, called the Etruscans. Eventually, the Latins became their own rulers. In a few hundred years, the Romans had one of the most powerful empires in the world.
John De Gree
Mr. De Gree is teacher of intermediate students at MacArthur Fundamental Intermediate, and is Founder of The Classical Historian