Time Compass

Time Compass

Volume 1, Ancient Civilizations

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Vikings & Celts: Innovative animation and a tongue-in-cheek approach to ancient history provide a sound introduction to the northern conquerors, the Celts and Vikings. The episode explains that both cultures lacked a central government and were eventually conquered because of this. It attests, however, to the strength of their warrior societies and the extent of their influence, even to Rome and the Gallic Wars. A section on the Druids lays the basis for an understanding of magic and wizardry as portrayed in English literature. The exploits of Viking explorers are summarized as are the Viking beliefs in the afterlife and the final great battle between Thor and the powers of darkness. The episode also refers to the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans and the creation of the Holy Roman Empire.
The Carolingian Empire: Innovative animation and a tongue-in-cheek approach to ancient history tell of the remarkable achievements of Charlemagne and the establishment of the Holy Roman Empire. The episode tells how warring European tribes predominated 5th century Europe until Pippin and his son, Charlemagne, became protector of the Papal States. Students learn about the social structure of peasants, knights, kings, and clergy in a typical feudal system, comparing European fiefdoms with those protected by the Samurai in Japan. Charlemagne's quest for knowledge resulted in the establishment of universities and the protection of the world's knowledge by monks as the European world again descended into chaos after his death.
The Byzantine Empire: Innovative animation and a tongue-in-cheek approach to ancient history provide a sound introduction to the Byzantine Empire, the schism between the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Crusades. Episodes featuring the Time Compass review the history of money and the invention of gunpowder. Students learn that Mehmed II was successful in his siege of Constantinople because the Turks had learned about gunpowder from the Chinese. They also learn how Mehmed's success and the closure of trade routes to the East forced explorers, like Christopher Columbus, to seek alternative routes to the riches of the East.
Publisher: Solon, Ohio : Findaway World, LLC, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781467644709
1467644706
Branch Call Number: VIEW 930 TIME
Characteristics: 1 video media player (1 hr.) : digital ; 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 in

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