Unit IV: The Age of Barbarians and Monks (AD 470-1085)
Focus: the Church’s reaction to the chaos occurring after the fall of the Roman Empire
A. The Fall of Rome (notes for Nov. 1/4)
[D1, D2, E1]
You will only being doing #2.
B. The Church Reacts (notes for Nov. 5/6)
[D7, D8, D9]
C. The Monastic Life_1. Eremetic Life & 2. Rule of Benedict (notes for Nov. 7/12)
[A1, A2, D6, D7, D8, D9, D10]
àWe’re covering the last of four central bible verses, so you’ll need to bring your bibles for this class and read Mk. 4: 21-25.
à Included in these notes is an excerpt of the Rule of Benedict, your next primary source. This note package, therefore, is 4 pages long. This is an important lesson so make sure you understand the concepts behind the Rule of Benedict.
à Below are the blue prints of a 9th c. monastery at St. Gall in Switzerland. The one on the left is a copy of the original manuscript which is now in a museum in Switzerland. On the right is a modern and more easily readable copy. You can see how the Serenity, Order, and Self-sufficiency of St. Benedict’s Rule could be applied.
***Pro-D Day Off: Friday November 8th***
***Remembrance Day Holiday: Monday, November 11th***
C. The Monastic Life_3. Other Contributions_a. The Scriptoria (notes for Nov. 13/14)
[A1, A2, A3, A4, D6, D7, D8, D9, D10]
àTo give you an idea of the importance of the scriptoria, check out these YouTube clips:
à Sometimes, even monks can get a bit cheeky.
C. The Monastic Life_3. Other Contributions_b. St. Gregory the Great (notes for Nov. 15/18)
[A1, A2, A3, A4, C1, D6, D7, D8, D9, D10]
à You will do #2 today.
à CHI #4 on monasticism is assigned today. The due date will be on Thursday, Nov. 21st .
D. The Idea of Christendom_1_Charlemagne & the “Holy Roman Empire” (notes for Nov. 19/20)
[C1, D1, D6, D7, D8, D9, D10, E1]
à This is an important lesson, so make sure you understand the concept of Christendom.
D. The Idea of Christendom_2_Christendom Challenged (notes for Nov. 21/25)
[C1, D1, E1]
à You are to do #2 only.
à The test on Unit 4 will be on Monday, December 9th for Day 2 students and Thursday, December 12th for Day 1 students.
à CHI #4 is due today
à CHI #5 on Christendom is assigned today. It will be due on Thursday, Dec. 5th for both Day 1 and Day 2.
***Friday, November 22nd—Pro D Day: no classes***
D. The Idea of Christendom_3_Iron Age of the Papacy (notes Nov. 26/27)
à You are to do #2 only.
Here’s a tidbit on Duchess Marozia. http://www.medievalists.net/2014/03/09/woman-ruled-papacy/
Here’s a tidbit on Stephen 6.5, Formosus, and John XII among others. http://medievalnews.blogspot.ca/2013/03/the-five-worst-popes-of-middle-ages.html
à Test Unit 2-3: Thursday, November 28th for Day 1 Students.
à Test Unit 2-3: Friday, November 29th for Day 2 Students.
D. The Idea of Christendom_4_The Reforms of Cluny (notes for Dec. 2/3)
[A1, A2, C1, D1, D6, D7, D8, D9, D10]
à à CHI #5 is due today
You are to do #2 only.
E. Investiture Controversy (notes for Dec. 4/5)
[C1, D1, E1]
Primary source assignment. (skipped this year)
is no PowerPoint; instead there are two options.
Option 1: Attached to this lesson are letters between Pope St. Gregory VII and Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV. You will need to click here to access the primary sources. Here’s what you need to do.
1. Summarize in your own words what Henry IV is trying to say.
2. Summarize in your own words what Gregory VII is trying to say.
3. In your opinion, based on both these letters, who makes the better case?
This assignment is worth 10 marks instead of 5.
Option 2: Work on your cheat cards for the next test.
Schedule for December (subject to a lot of change):
à Friday, Dec. 6: study day (test Unit 4 for Day 1 basketball players).
à Monday, Dec. 9: Test Unit 4 for Day 2 classes.
à Tuesday, Dec 10: Tempus Project—preliminary explanation (Mass Day). Work on your cheat cards.
à Wednesday, Dec. 11: study day for Day 2 classes (Christmas Activity).
à Thursday Dec. 12: Test Unit 4 for Day 1 classes
à Friday Dec. 13: Tempus Project—preliminary explanation and due date for bonus CHIs (if you qualify).
à Friday Dec. 20th: Quite frankly I haven’t a clue what will happen today.
à Dec. 23-Jan. 6: you should be thinking about the Tempus project. That will start almost immediately after you return from Christmas break.
The books at the Vancouver Public Library await you.
To go back to my main page, click on the icon above.