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Topic: Europe following the crises of the 14th century 

World History

 Standard 23.  Understands patterns of crisis and recovery in Afro-Eurasia between 1300 and 1450
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 2.Understands major changes in the social, political, and cultural characteristics of European society after the 14th century (e.g., the effect of population decline on European agrarian and commercial economies; causes of and major figures in the Hundred Years War; the causes of peasant rebellions in Europe between 1300 and 1500; how the techniques of painting, sculpting, and architecture changed in this period)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands major changes in the social characteristics of European society after the 14th century
     2.Understands major changes in the political characteristics of European society after the 14th century
     3.Understands major changes in the cultural characteristics of European society after the 14th century
     4.Understands the effect of population decline on European agrarian economies
     5.Understands the effect of population decline on European commercial economies
     6.Knows causes of the Hundred Years War
     7.Knows major figures in the Hundred Years War
     8.Knows the causes of peasant rebellions in Europe between 1300 and 1500
     9.Understands how the techniques of painting, sculpting, and architecture changed in Europe from 1300 to1500
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 2.Understands causes for changes in social, political, and religious events in Europe after the 14th century (e.g., how the population decreased after the Great Plague; the effect of the crises in the Catholic Church on its organization, prestige, and power; increased wage levels and what governments did to discourage these increases)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands causes for changes in social events in Europe after the 14th century
     2.Understands causes for changes in political events in Europe after the 14th century
     3.Understands causes for changes in religious events in Europe after the 14th century
     4.Understands how the population decreased after the Great Plague and how this affected European society
     5.Understands the effect of the crises in the Catholic Church on its organization, prestige, and power
     6.Understands increased wage levels and what European governments did to discourage these increases
   Benchmark 3.Understands the "humanism" that emerged in Italy in the 14th and 15th centuries, and how new studies (e.g., Greco-Roman antiquity, critical text analysis) encouraged new forms of literature, philosophy, and education
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the "humanism" that emerged in Italy in the 14th and 15th centuries
     2.Understands how new studies (e.g., Greco Roman antiquity, critical text analysis) encouraged new forms of literature, philosophy, and education
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 3.Understands characteristics of 15th century Italian humanism (e.g., reasons for its emergence in this time and place, which social populations it most significantly affected)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands reasons for the emergence of humanism in Italy in the 15th century
     2.Knows the social populations that 15th century Italian humanism most significantly affected
   Benchmark 8.Understands how economic conditions influenced the political and social climate in post 14th- century Europe (e.g., the impact of climatic change on the European agricultural system and the social and political consequences; how decreasing revenues led to competition between nobles for other sources of income, which increased the occurrence of civil wars)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how economic conditions influenced the political climate in post 14th century Europe
     2.Understands how economic conditions influenced the social climate in post 14th century Europe
     3.Understands the impact of climatic change on the European agricultural system and the social consequences
     4.Understands the impact of climatic change on the European agricultural system and the political consequences
     5.Understands how decreasing revenues led to competition between nobles for other sources of income, which increased the occurrence of civil wars
   Benchmark 9.Understands the significance of Joan of Arc (e.g., her role in the Hundred Years War; her subsequent trial and execution; the Church's review of her trial 25 years later, and her revered image as a patron saint of France)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows Joan of Arc’s role in the Hundred Years War
     2.Understands Joan of Arc’s trial and execution subsequent to the Hundred Year’s War
     3.Understands the Church’s review of Joan of Arc’s trial 25 years later
     4.Understands Joan of Arc’s revered image as a patron saint of France