Prompt #1: Why is the period after the fall of Rome called the Dark Ages (list specific reasons/characteristics of the era)? What did people do to mitigate the chaos of this time (provide at least two examples, and explain their relevance)? Do you think the systems/strategies were helping society or holding it back (explain your answer)? Do we have any similar strategies today (what are they/ what are they meant to mitigate)?
- must be a minimum of 250 words (feel free to write more if you’d like to)
- must fully, thoughtfully and critically respond to what we’ve studied
- those responses that rely too heavily on summary will lose points (I’ve read the text; now I want to know what you think about it)
- must not plagiarize (if you’re borrowing ideas/info from our textbook, be sure to credit the textbook)
- must be proofread (submissions may lose points if there are excessive/distracting grammar, spelling, or punctuation errors)