As I’ve said before here, I think Charlemagne is an important historical figure who offers a variety of approaches to the essential question “What is Europe (and How Did it Get That Way)?” or something in that line of inquiry. In the last couple of freshman global studies cycles I co-taught in New York, he had just about disappeared from the curriculum.
If you happen to teach him and the events which he caused, and in which he participated, this independent practice worksheet on the Carolingian Empire might be an effective arrow in your quiver.
If you find typos in this document, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.