ERIC Number: ED429005
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
The Byzantine Empire in the Age of Justinian.
Miller, Linda Karen
The 6th century of the Byzantine Empire, dominated by the emperor Justinian (527-565 C.E.), is the focus of this unit of lessons designed for grades 7-12. Justinian's contributions to world history in various fields are examined. Noting that not all scholars are in agreement as to when Byzantine history began, the unit places its origins either at the time of Constantine the Great (324-337 C.E.), or at the reign of Justinian. The unit begins with an overview and rationale and then provides the following teacher background materials: a unit context, a correlation to the National History Standards, unit objectives, and six lesson plans. Topics for the lesson plans include geography of the empire, Nika Revolt, Vandal wars in Africa, Justinian as a law reformer, Byzantine architecture, and Justinian and Theodora. Each lesson contains student activity questions. Primary source materials are provided, along with a 23-item bibliography. (BT)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cultural Context, Curriculum Enrichment, Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Learning Activities, Medieval History, Non Western Civilization, Secondary Education, Units of Study, World History
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Center for History in the Schools, Los Angeles, CA.