Lesson 1 (from Introduction)
In the Introduction, the goal of the Crusades is to capture the Holy City of Jerusalem. This lesson will discuss this goal.
Class Discussion: What is the goal of the Crusades?
Small Group Activity: Why did the Christians want to capture Jerusalem? Why were these people unwilling to give it up easily?
Class Discussion: Discuss the students' responses regarding the Holy City of Jerusalem.
Class Debate: Split the class into two groups and debate whether the Christians have the right to capture Jerusalem in the name of God.
Individual Activity: Summarize the results of the debate in a short essay.
Homework: What holy wars take place today? Why? How do they compare to the Crusades?
Lesson 2 (from Introduction)
In the Introduction, the Fourth Crusade is chronicled first. It is written by Villehardouin, and is, according to Shaw, the first reliable record of the Crusades by the...
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