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The following pages are highlighted as useful resources for educators.

Click here for Medieval Meets Modern
Click here for Medieval Meets Modern

 

Medieval Academy of America
For the Tool Talks featured on the Medieval Academy of America Online Teaching Webinar, search "Teaching with Digital Tools."

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North of Byzantium

Explore the rich history, art, and culture of the northern frontiers of the Byzantine Empire in Eastern Europe between the thirteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Mapping Eastern Europe

Access content about the history of Eastern Europe in the form of historical overviews, art historical case studies, short notices about ongoing research projects, and reviews of recent books and exhibitions. 

TEAMS

Browse resources, news, updates useful for teaching in medieval studies at the undergraduate, secondary, and elementary school level through the provision of resources and the sharing of techniques.

Explore the Bayeux Tapestry Online

Discover the entire Bayeux Tapestry following online the 70 meter-long embroidered canvas which tells the story of the conquest of England in 1066.

Visualizing Research through ArcGIS StoryMaps

Tracy Chapman Hamilton demonstrates the visual and pedagogical motivations for building a project using the powerful multimedia ArcGIS StoryMaps tool. As you will see, enormous possibilities exist to increase the visibility and visuality of your students’ work (and your own) while maintaining the rigor and analytical complexity of a traditional paper or exhibition. By walking through a step-by-step example, she makes clear the useful and simple nature of the free software. She shows student work as well as her own to illustrate the range of possible research and visual analysis all showcased in a professional format. Once published you can share it with just a url link, or you can also embed it into a website. Including a map to spatialize your work is entirely optional. 

NJ Standards (6.2.8.CivicsPI.4.a): Analyze the role of religion and other means rulers used to unify and centrally govern expanding territories with diverse populations.

View a page for NJ Standards for Social Studies teachers (6.2.8.CivicsPI.4.a): Analyze the role of religion and other means rulers used to unify and centrally govern expanding territories with diverse populations.

Medieval Blood Libel and Anti-Asian Racism
Racism Then and Now

Following the tragic incidents of March 16, 2021 when 

How to Live in Cairo in the Year 1000 (video by Marina Rustow)

View an engaging window into daily life in Cairo for wealthy and poor, including living conditions, work, religious piety, and ideas about violence in history. 

BBC Sounds podcast, Medieval Pilgrimage

Hear a podcast from BBC dealing with the idea and experience of Christian pilgrimage in Europe from the 12th to the 15th centuries, which figured so strongly in the imagination of the age.

Magna Carta 800th

View reliable resources about the Magna Carta, from the Magna Carta Trust site; created to commemorate the Magna Carta's 800th anniversary and the document's enduring legacy in European democracy.