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Topic: Christian Europe after 1000 CE 

World History

 Standard 20.  Understands the redefinition of European society and culture from 1000 to 1300 CE
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 3.Understands the influence of Christianity in Medieval Europe (e.g., how successful the Christian states were in overthrowing Muslim powers in Central and Southern Iberia, the reasons for and consequences of the European Crusades against Syria and Palestine)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how successful the Christian states were in overthrowing Muslim powers in Central and Southern Iberia
     2.Understands the reasons for the European Crusades against Syria and Palestine
     3.Understands the consequences of the European Crusades against Syria and Palestine
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 7.Understands the roles and motivations of squires, saints, and soldiers in Christian Europe (e.g., aspects of training, rights, and responsibilities required of young men from noble families wishing to become squires; the role played by saints in the spread of Christianity; why Muslim and Christian soldiers may have joined the Crusades)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the roles and motivations of squires in Christian Europe
     2.Understands the roles and motivations of saints in Christian Europe
     3.Understands the roles and motivations of soldiers in Christian Europe
     4.Understands aspects of training, rights, and responsibilities required of young men from noble families wishing to become squires
     5.Understands the role played by saints in the spread of Christianity
     6.Understands why Muslim and Christian soldiers may have joined the Crusades
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 4.Understands the effects of urbanization in Europe and the Mediterranean region (e.g., urban growth in the Mediterranean region and Northern Europe, and causes for expansion of manufacturing, interregional trade, and a money economy in Europe; the growth in economy, population, and urbanization in Europe in global context)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the effects of urbanization in Europe
     2.Understands the effects of urbanization in the Mediterranean region
     3.Understands urban growth in the Mediterranean region
     4.Understands urban growth in Northern Europe
     5.Knows causes for expansion of manufacturing, interregional trade, and a money economy in Europe
     6.Understands the growth in economy, population, and urbanization in Europe in its global context
   Benchmark 6.Understands comparisons of church-state relations and religious authority between Orthodox Christianity in the East and Latin Christianity in the West
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how church-state relations in Orthodox Christianity in the East compared to church-state relations in Latin Christianity in the West
     2.Understands how features of religious authority in Orthodox Christianity in the East compared to features of religious authority in Latin Christianity in the West
   Benchmark 9.Understands the influence of religious beliefs on various regions (e.g., the presence and motivation behind anti-Semitism in Western Europe during the Crusades; the correlations between commercial and naval domination by Latin Christian states over Muslim states in the Mediterranean and Black Sea basins and an increase in Christian political strength between the 11th and 13th centuries)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the presence and motivation behind anti Semitism in Western Europe during the Crusades
     2.Understands the correlations between commercial and naval domination by Latin Christian states over Muslim states in the Mediterranean and Black Sea basins and an increase in Christian political strength between the 11th and 13th centuries
   Benchmark 10.Understands the rise of guilds as economic and social institutions and their efforts to promote economic growth, product quality, and workers' rights
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the rise of guilds as economic institutions
     2.Understands the rise of guilds as social institutions
     3.Understands the efforts of guilds to promote economic growth
     4.Understands the efforts of guilds to promote product quality
     5.Understands the efforts of guilds to promote worker’s rights
   Benchmark 11.Understands how women's experiences in Europe were determined by social class, area, time, and stage of life and how these experiences are reflected in different types of literature (e.g., Treasure of City of Ladies by Catherine of Pisan and Art of Courtly Love)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how women’s experiences in Europe were determined by social class
     2.Understands how women’s experiences in Europe were determined by region
     3.Understands how women’s experiences in Europe were determined by time and stage of life
     4.Understands how women’s experiences in Medieval Europe are reflected in different types of literature (e.g., Treasure of City of Ladies by Christine of Pisan and Art of Courtly Love)