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A study guide over various issues during the Middle Ages.

I. 150 words
Northern Europe: From Paganism to Righteousness
The Celtic culture is greatly underestimated for its influence on Europe as a whole. This is because not much is known about the people or tribal communities we associate as being Celtic. Another group of influential people were those of the Carolingian culture, who helped shape Europe into the unified nation we see today.
1. Who was Charlemagne? What was the Carolingian Renaissance? How did the Carolingian Empire reform Europe?
2. If not for Charlemagne's leadership what would have happened to Europe? What great force was he fighting?

II. 150 words
Americas Struggle: From the Demarcation to Civil Rights
1. Think about the lecture covering the beginning of the colonies to the Revolution to the Civil War to the civil rights movement, what sort of progress do you believe America has made? Religious freedom? Civil equality? Is the struggle over?

III. 150 words
Americas Struggle: From the Demarcation to Civil Rights
Think about the lecture covering the beginning of the colonies to the Revolution to the Civil War to the civil rights movement, what sort of progress do you believe America has made? Religious freedom? Civil equality? Is the struggle over?
Then, after thinking about the above statement and your thoughts answer the following questions:
2. What about the social and cultural issue behind evolution? Should parents get a say in what is being taught to their children? Where is the line drawn?
3. In what ways have various wars changed American cultural and social structures? (Give an example)

IV. 150 word
Three Big Religions Influence on Cultural Identity: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
1. How are Judaism, Christianity, and Islam related?
2. In what ways has each religion shape the region in which it was born?
3. In what ways can your relate these three religions to the other cultures we have studied over the past 8 weeks?
4. In general, what have you learned?

V. 150 words
1. How do the humanities focus on common human issues and influence cultures?
2. Give an example where a very "human condition" changed the future of a nation?

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I. 150 words
Northern Europe: From Paganism to Righteousness
The Celtic culture is greatly underestimated for its influence on Europe as a whole. This is because not much is known about the people or tribal communities we associate as being Celtic. Another group of influential people were those of the Carolingian culture, who helped shape Europe into the unified nation we see today.

1. Who was Charlemagne? What was the Carolingian Renaissance? How did the Carolingian Empire reform Europe? Charlemagne was the ruler of the Frankish kingdom in Western Europe. He lived from 742 to 814 and was a huge force in the unification of Western Europe and helped pave the way for the rise of nation states. From 800 to 814 he was recognized as the Holy Roman Emperor having been crowned by Pope Leo III on Christmas Day 800. http://www.chronique.com/Library/MedHistory/charlemagne.htm
Charlemagne was ...

Solution Summary

This study guide looks at the following issues. The shift from Paganism to Christianity in Northern Europe, the Civil Rights journey in America from the Revolution to the Civil War, a comparison of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, a general overview of the humanities. Over 2,500 words of original text with cited resources that can be accessed for further research.

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