Year 2 Government

Unit 1 – The Middle Ages

Week 1: Twilight of the Western Roman Empire

Week 2: Byzantine Empire & the Eastern Orthodox Church

Week 3: Byzantine Empire & Rise of Islam

Week 4: The Making of Medieval Europe: Charlemagne

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Week 5: Developments During the Viking Age

Week 6: Medieval Life: Feudalism

Week 7: The High Middle Ages

Week 8: The Mongols, Marco Polo, and the Far East

Week 9: The Reshaping of Medieval Europe

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Week 10: Early Lights of the Reformation

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Unit 2 – Renaissance & Reformation

Week 11: Introduction to the Southern Renaissance

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Week 12: The Southern Renaissance & the Early Explorers

Week 13: The Southern Renaissance & the Age of Exploration

Week 14: Spanish Dominion & the New World: Aztecs & Incas

Week 15: The Northern Renaissance & Its Scholars

Week 16: The Reformation: Martin Luther & the German States

Week 17: Reformation in Switzerland, England, & Scandinavia

Week 18: Counter Reformation, French Huguenots, & the Netherlands

Week 19: Elizabethan England & the Scottish Reformation

Unit 3 – Of Crowns & Colonies

Week 20: Early New World Colonies & Eastern Europe

Week 21: Puritans in New England

Week 22: Charters, Creeds, & the English Civil War

Week 23: Restoration Colonies & the Age of Louis XIV

Week 24: Dissenters in America & the Age of Reason

Week 25: Colonists & Native Americans

Week 26: Empires at Odds

Week 27: Thirteen Established Colonies

Unit 4 – Age of Revolutions

General Resources for this Unit

  • U.S. Government for Kids: everything you need to know for government for kids.
  • Congress for Kids: at each webpage you can read a bit about the topic and then click on “Show What You Know” for a reinforcement activity. If you click on “Play More” it takes you to a list of links for games, quizzes, maps, etc.