The Rise and Fall of the Byzantine Empire

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Empires come and empires go, and some aren't even known as empires until after they fall. Such is the case with what is today called the Byzantine Empire. Learn more about the history of the empire, founded by Emperor Constantine, that replaced the Roman Empire.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have groups research in greater depth some of the buildings, events, and people (Hagia Sophia, the First Crusade, Anna Komnene, Leo the Mathematician, etc.)
Classroom Considerations
  • The video is designed as an overview and would best serve as an introduction to an in-depth study of the Byzantine Empire
  • Includes links to materials that provide information in greater depth about the Byzantine Empire
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