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Upon successful completion of this lesson, students should be able to:
1. Why was there a conflict between the sacred and the secular in the Middle Ages? How did Christianity affect the lives of people in this time period? Use specific incidents and examples to answer this question.
2. What were the causes and key events of the 100 Years War? Be sure to include the end results in your answer.
3. How did monasticism influence everyday life in the Middle Ages? How did it contribute to the rise of universities and scholasticism?
4. Using your developing skills in historiography, discuss when the Middle Ages began and ended. Provide evidence to support your thoughts.
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