World History 9A, Assignment Eight, The Hundred Years that Changed Everything

Assignment Eight
The Hundred Years that Changed Everything

Deadline, Feb. 7, 120 points

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How did the split in the Church, the Hundred Years War, and the plague change Europe?



For this assignment we will look a the three key events that occurred or began in the century from 1300 to 1400.


During this lesson, students will evaluate the key factors related to one of the assigned events from the time period we are studying.

Essential Questions

How did the movement of the Church from Rome to Avignon affect the power of the papacy? How did the Western of Papal Schism cause people to lose faith?

What were the causes of the 100 Year War? What were the outcomes and how did it affect the histories of France and England?

What drove the plague to be so deadly? What have we learned about it since it first hit Europe? How did it affect various ethnicities and classes in Europe?

This assignment is a well-written, concise essay about each of the essential question. The rubric I gave you in class applies.


See the class handout.




See the class handout.



Printed files

Click here to view the PDF about life in the Middle Ages we used in class.

Click here to view the PDF about the hundred years of change we used in class.

Click here to view the PDF file of the simplified timeline of Middle Age historical events.

Online files

The Black Death
1, 2, 3

The Hundred Years War
1, 2, 3

The Great Schism / Western Schism
1, 2, 3


Sound files