In this SAS Curriculum Pathways InterActivity, you will view four short videos and read and analyze six short primary-source documents to collect information which will allow you to take a position and respond to the focus question: Was Empress Theodora more powerful than Eleanor of Aquitaine or Joan of Arc?
To begin, follow this link to InterActivity 1222. If prompted, enter “melody9off” in the Student User Name then click “log in” to begin. (quick launch #1222).
As you proceed through the material, you will be instructed to complete a document analysis by identifying passages that support a position. Please be thorough in selecting your passages and in writing your brief analyses of the passages. Always write in complete sentences. When you reach the end, save your document to submit here.
- Activate and build background knowledge about key accomplishments during the reign of Justinian and Theodora in the Byzantine Empire, including defeat of the Nika revolt and revision of the legal code
- Analyze the relevant primary-source documents and identify arguments with varying points of view
- Evaluate Byzantine Empress Theodora’s role and accomplishments and compare her to two powerful women in medieval Europe: Eleanor of Aquitaine and Joan of Arc