Roman Empire Worksheet by smr32040


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• You will complete each section of the Byzantine
  Empire Notes.
• You will have to figure out what the missing word is for
  each blank by looking at the clues. Some words are
  given for you, but you will need to fill these in on your
• You will only be given a certain amount of time for
  each section (before the screen changes), so you
  might want to write down the clues.
• Notes must be completed in the amount of time given,
  then we will check your answers as a class.
• Good Luck!

Chapter 21 –Key Ideas & Map Worksheet –DUE at end
 of class. If you don’t finish, it becomes homework –
 Due tomorrow.
• The Roman Empire in the east (direction ) survived after the
  Roman Empire in the west (direction ) fell because most
  Christians were united (? States of America) and
  Constantinople was strong.     They supported a large
  army       and paid invaders.

• Constantinople lay at the crossroads               of the
  trading routes between Europe        and    Asia   .

  Its location helped it become a great trading center because
  Constantinople gained control of the sea trade to the
        Mediterranean             and it was an important land
• Justinian was the greatest Byzantine
  emperor. He became known primarily for
  the Justinian code (a legal code that
 became the law of the land).

 This was considered a great achievement
 because it provided a summary of Roman
 legal thinking           and influenced
 the legal systems of almost every
 Western country.
• A modern-day time traveler would feel more at home
  in the Byzantine world of Constantinople than in any
  of the depressed, dangerous
      countries              of the early medieval
  western Europe.
  The city had        shops        ,
      factories ,                  and         banking

           houses. It had a well- educated
population who were curious and informed about current
  events, politics    ,           and literature.
The Byzantines were enthusiastic sports             fans
   at games and chariot races. They loved
  ornamentation and rich colors especially in their
  illuminated manuscripts and stained-glass windows.

• The Byzantine Empire lasted from 330 (10 x 30 +30)
   1453 (977 years after the Roman Empire fell) A.D.

  In 1453, Turkish armies conquered (what did the
  Romans do most) the weakened Byzantine Empire and
  the Muslims took over.
   Constantinople (constant + I + no + pull) is now
  called Istanbul (I + Stan + bull).
• Some contributions to civilization made
  by the Byzantine Empire are:
  – 1. It preserved Greek                  culture

  – 2. It preserved Roman                  Law

  – 3. It spread Christianity (A Major World Religion   )

  – 4. It created new art                  techniques

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