SSWH5 The student will trace the origins and expansion of the Islamic World between 600CE and 1300 CE
e. Describe the impact of the Crusades on both the Islamic World and Europe
34) JOURNAL ENTRY, “The Crusades”
Essential Question –What were the goals of the Crusades?
· On the Right Side - give a brief 3-5-sentence definition of the Crusades. Then describe what happened in each of the first Four Crusades using this link.
· On the Left Side – Read the section titled, “The Goals of the Crusades," - on pg. 382 - List the social, political and economic goals that the Church, the merchants, and the individual knights would have had.
· At the bottom of the Left Side - create a bulleted or columned list entitled: “Lasting Effects of the Crusades,” found on page 385, as well as this link (look at social, political, economic and religious effects).
Make sure to investigate both textbook link and weblink to compose your list.
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The first of the Crusades began in 1095, when armies of Christians from Western Europe responded to Pope Urban II’s plea to go to war against Muslim forces in the Holy Land. After the First Crusade achieved its goal with the capture of Jerusalem in 1099, the invading Christians set up several Latin Christian states, even as Muslims in the region vowed to wage holy war (jihad) to regain control over the region.
Crusades , a series of military campaigns that the Christian countries of Europe waged to conquer the Holy Land from the Muslims. The name came from the Latin crux (cross), and referred to the emblem worn by the warriors. The Muslims called the Crusaders "Franks," even though they came not only from France but from many other parts of Europe as well. The Muslims were known to the Crusaders as "Saracens," which is Greek for "Easterners."
Cool Timeline of this period of history!!
The Crusades kept all Europe in a tumult for two centuries, and directly and indirectly cost Christendom several millions of lives (from 2,000,000 to 6,000,000 according to different estimates), besides incalculable expenditures in treasure and suffering.
The Effects of the Crusades