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The Silk Road - Ancient China for Kids - 1 views

  • led across China to Rome. It was a 4000-mile trip. At one end was China. At the other end was Rome. 
  • Rome had gold and silver and precious gems. China had silk and spices and ivory. 
  • Ideas also traveled along the Silk Road, ideas that affected everyone.
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  • It was incredibly dangerous to travel along the Silk Road
  • There were three main routes, and all were dangerous.
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TED Cast Study BUBONIC - 1 views

  • Between 1339 and 1351 AD, a pandemic of plague traveled from China to Europe, known in Western history as The Black Death
  • The Black Death was actually a combination of three different types of plague: bubonic, pneumonic, and septicaemic, with bubonic being the most common
  • The initial symptom is a blackish pustule forming over the point of the bite, followed by swollen lymph nodes near that bite.
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  • bruise-like purple blotches, called buboes, on the victim's skin. It is from this word, buboe, that the bubonic plague takes its name. The hemorrhaging causes an intoxication of the nervous system, which produces neurological and psychological disorders, including insomnia, delirium, and stupor
  • Septicaemic plague is, like the bubonic plague, carried by insects. Its distinguishing feature is its rapidity - death occurs within a day of infection, even before buboes have had time to form. This form of the plague is the rarest rare, but is almost always fatal
  • victims suffer a sharp drop in body temperature, which is followed by sever coughing and discharge of a bloody sputum
  • airborne transmission.
  • None of these plagues are native to Europe.
  • bacteria normally resides in Central Asia, Yunan China, Arabia, East Africa, and limited areas of Iran and Libya.
  • Their spread to Europe from these areas has always been through global commerce - trade which carried with it plague- bearing rats and fleas.
  • From China, the plague is known to have been carried along the Silk Road into Central Asia, where there are records of outbreaks in 1339.
    Information on the spread of the Black Plague with highlights
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Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France - 1 views

    Notre Dame in France. French Knights, Nobles, and Royalty would make a pilgrimage to this Cathedral. 
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The Art of the Book in the Middle Ages - 1 views

    This will help with quest 6 when everyone gets to it. 
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Daily Life of a Knight in the Middle Ages - 3 views

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      The words highlighted in pink show the times that knights prayed. Before every meal and then before bed. This demonstrates the impact religion had on the daily life of knights.
  • prayers would be made
  • Mid morning prayers
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  • Evening prayer
  • Bedtime prayers
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Nobility - Knighthood - 2 views

    This site provides information regarding nobility, including Kings, Queens, Knights and other nobles.
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The Middle Ages for Kids - Common People, the Manorial System - 1 views

  • If the manor land was sold or reassigned to a new owner, the serfs stayed with the land.
  • Serfs had many jobs on the manor including craftsmen, bakers, farmers, and tax collectors
  • They had to do the job they were assigned to do. 
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  • Serfs could buy their freedom from the manor, but where would they get the money?
  • If a new lord took over the manor, he would need the serfs for labor.
  • Peasants were free to leave if they wished
  • Peasants worked the land and made the goods in exchange for protection.
  • Other than that, their life was just like a serf's life.
  • A few peasants escaped the hard work on the farm by joining the church. But most lived and died on the manor where they were born.
  • Everyone had to pay taxes to the lord
  • To pay the crop tax, some crops went to the lord, and some they kept. To pay the bread tax, some bread they made went to the lord, and some they kept. To pay the coat tax, some of the warm coats they made went to the lord, and some they kept.
  • Everything was paid in barter. Coinage or money did not exist on the manor. 
  • People believed that the only way to get to Heaven was to follow the teachings in the Bible.
  • The common people could not read or write.
  • The priest told them who they must marry and when. You had to do everything the priest said if you wanted to get to heaven. 
  • peasants and serfs were mostly content with their lot.
  • work kept everyone on the manor fed and comfortable, including themselves. 
  • They were not slaves. These people could not be bought and sold. But they could not leave the manor without permission.
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William the Conqueror - 2 views

  • Reigned as King of England: 1066 - 1087
  • born in 1028
  • son of Robert I the Duke of Normandy
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  • six daughters and four sons
  • Married: Matilda of Flanders in 1052
  • Accomplishments or why William the Conqueror was famous: Victory at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.
  • Cause of the Death of William the Conqueror: Riding accident when he fell from his horse
  • Character of William the Conqueror: Tough, brave, inspirational and religious
  • crowned King of England in January 1067 at Westminster Abbey, London
  • Building great castles in England, including the Tower of London
  • Battle of HastingsBayeux Tapestry
  • Nickname William the Bastard
  • fought off the Viking invasion led by King Hardrada in the North of England
  • instituted his strategy for medieval warfare of building castles
  • Tower of London
  • The Doomsday Book which was begun in 1086 and contained detailed records of 13,418 settlements in England
    William the Conqueror information
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Medieval Life - Feudalism - 7 views

    This site has a picture that visually explains medieval life and feudalism. It also gives a bit of information about each class. 
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Guide to Life on a Medieval Manor - 0 views

    This has a great picture that visually explains a medieval manor and it's contents. It also gives some good information. Check it out! 
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