57 Hammurabis Code by Emma and Olivia

October 19, 2017

6th Graders Olivia and Emma discuss Hammurabi's Code of Laws, and the origin of organized legal codes.

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56 Feudalism and Medieval Towns Quiz Show Review Game

September 19, 2017

One thing leads to another, I don’t know any other lyric in that song, except for the title. In The same way, I can’t think of how dangerous and uncertain the world must have seemed after the fall of the Roman Empire. Who would have known what songs to sing, where they could find their next meal, avoiding the dangers of thieves and mercenaries, and finding a place to rest their head.

Today I’m joined by Nick, Anna, and Jack from 7th Grade Social Studies.

Welcome to Hauger history POdcast episode 56, discussing Feudalism and Early Medieval Towns of Europe. Please find a study guide below that will be a helpful review for your Social Studies tests or quizzes:

Feudalism Unit Test Mr. Hauger’s Class           

Circle the letter next to the best answer.

  1. What belongs in the empty box to complete the cause-and-effect diagram?

    1. Food and clothing        C. Rights and freedom
    2. Religion and politics        D. Disorder and danger
  2. In the Middle Ages, most Europeans were living:
    1. Under Roman Control            C. Under Greek Control
    2. Pledged to a feudal lord        D. Living in monasteries
  3. The Franks grew powerful because of their new style of war that used
  1. heavy wagons.         C. knights on horseback.
    1. cannons and gunpowder.         D. peasants who threw rocks.
  1. Pope Leo III crowned Charlemagne in return for
  1. a gift of land         C. a noble title.
    1. a large supply of food.         D. military support.
  1. For what achievement is Charlemagne most remembered?
  1. He made war against England C. He became the first Christian ruler.
    1. He united much of Europe.        D. He taught his people to write.
  1. A king gave his most important lords fiefs, which were
  1. grants of land.
    1. large celebrations.
    2. war horses.
    3. market licenses.
  1. Who are the men in the picture?
    1. lord and vassal
    2. peasant and serf
    3. merchant and squire
    4. villager and priest
  1. Social class in the Middle Ages was determined mainly by
  1. birth.
    1. wealth.
    2. religion.
    3. education.
  1. What do these medieval items have in common?
    • stone wall
    • castle moat
    • knight’s armor
    1. They describe parts of a church's architecture.
    2. They describe features of a manor house.
    3. They describe forms of military technology.
    4. They describe structures of medieval towns.
  1. Which of the following was a main job of medieval ladies?
    1. managing the household
    2. selling the manor's goods
    3. negotiating with feudal lords
    4. teaching boys to be knights
  2. Pages and squires were boys in training to become
    1. kings
    2. knights.
    3. teachers.
    4. landowners.
  3. Suppose a knight is known for his chivalry. What does that suggest about him? A. He fought with great skill.
    1. He owned a famous manor.
    2. He traveled to many countries.
    3. He followed a code of behavior.


  1. What factor gave Constantinople an advantage in trade?


  1. What were the lives of the unemployed in Constantinople like?
  2. Emperor Justinian I rebuilt Constantinople after what event happened?
  3. The most famous structure Emperor Justinian I built was the ______________  ________________ that he built as a ___________________.
  4. Describe Justinian’s Code.


  1. Fill in the flowchart to show the hierarchy within the Eastern Orthodox Church:
  1. Why did the Byzantine people not want Charlemagne crowned as Holy Roman emperor?


  1. During the Middle Ages, how was the divine liturgy different between the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church?
  1. Define iconoclasm and why it occurred.


  1. What happened between the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church in 1054?

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Teaching Tips Using an Impromptu Speech Jar

June 13, 2017

Hey teachers everywhere! Mr. Hauger here with a great idea for classroom interactions with your students. Print and cut a list of your favorite journal or speech prompts and put them into a glass jar, or any container you have in the room. Choose a student at random, or take volunteers and have them draw a topic and speak for one minute. If the class appreciates the speech, they snap, and if the majority of students snap, the speaker has been successful. You can modify this public speech activity in many ways, but its a winner in my classroom, and I thought you might appreciate the idea!


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55 Rise of the Roman Republic Patrician and Plebeian Progress

June 1, 2017

Hey 6th graders everywhere, let's talk about Rome and the developments that led to the common people, or Plebieans, finding a voice in representative government. It was a 200 year battle between the classes in Rome, and it led to an amzing empire's path being blazed. We also talk about some surprising fast facts and the modern day country boundaries that were part of the Roman Empire. Take a listen! 


54 The History of Memorial Day and Decoration Day in the United States Hauger History Podcast

May 27, 2017

Memorial Day started as Decoration Day in the United States, with National observance beginning three years following the end of the Civil War. In this brief edition of the Hauger History Podcast, join me as we analyze the significance of Memorial Day, and the national moment of silence at 3:00 PM local time on Memorial Day. Thank you for listening and please subsrcibe!

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53 Legacy of Ancient Greece with 6th Grade Test Review Questions

May 20, 2017

53 Legacy of Ancient Greece with 6th Grade Test Review Questions (First 10 here on the podcast) Watch our Hauger History Podcasts on YouTube!

Legacy of Ancient Greece Final Mr. Hauger Name:_____________________

Score” _____ /

  1. The ___________________ War was the beginning of the decline of Ancient Greece.

    1. Peloponnesian b. Anglican c. Spartan d. Trojan
  2. A _____________ is a story that symbolizes morality for life in Ancient Greece.  
  1. Haiku b. Soliloquy c. Myth d. Sonnet
  1. This word translates to “high city” in English ___________________________.
  2. The highest ranking of the Ancient greek gods was _____________________.
  3. The polis that we think of as the birthplace of Democracy was _____________.
  4. Why was access to the sea beneficial to Athens (2 reasons)? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  5. Sparta/Athens was the better polis for women to live in.
  6. Sparta/Athens was the better polis to live in if you were physically weak.
  7. Sparta/Athens was the better polis for warriors to reside in.
  8. What are two aspects of literature or language that we credit to the ancient Greeks? ___________________________________________________________________

6th Grade Audio Report on Plato in 1 Minute

May 6, 2017

Illias presents information on the Greek philosopher Plato during our Greeks Weeks presentations. She was nice enough to share her research and presentation on the student produced podcast in our Hauger History series. This podcast is a quick overview of Plato's early life, thoughts, and impacts in Ancient Greece!


Ep 50 The Battle of Puebla and History of Cinco De Mayo

May 5, 2017

The History of Cinco De Mayo is celebrated in this 50th episode of the Hauger History Podcast! This is an exciting day to be of mixed heritage, and I celibrate it with everyone and also enjoy a chance to celebrate diversity and world culture. In 2 minutes I give a very brief history of the Battle of Puebla and the celebration of Cinco De Mayo! Thanks for listening. 


Ep 48 Denis Diderot and the Worlds First Encyclopedia

May 1, 2017

Students wrote and recorded this podcast about Denis Diderot, founder and producer of the world's first encyclopedia. 28 volumes directed by one man and a team of Enlightenment thinkers. Tune in and hear two of our 7th graders break down a man of great historical significance. Watch this podcast on YouTube

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Ep. 49 Violet and Clara Talk Thomas Hobbes and His Enlightenment Philosophy

May 1, 2017

The first episode of our "for students by students" series of Hauger History, brought to you by Podbean.com for donating the bandwidth to our class. In this episode 48, Violet and Clara discuss the significance of Enlightenment thinker Thomas Hobbes. Enjoy their notes and presentation. 

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