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Show Me the Evidence

Lesson 2: Life in Medieval Europe (4-5 days)
Lesson 2, Strategy 1: Content Acquisition: Show Me the Evidence
Read each of the statements and predict whether the statement is completely true (+), completely false (–), or can be argued as
either true or false (?). Place your selection in the second column, labeled ―(+) (–) (?)‖
In the third column, identify what you would want to look for while reading to confirm or support your prediction.
In the fourth column, ―Evidence‖, provide evidence from the text in the form of statements and details that supports, refutes, or
does both, regarding the statement.
Finally, indicate whether or not the statement is actually true, false, or can be argued as either based on the evidence and what
you’ve read. How many statements of the statements you predicted in column 2 remained the same in column 5?
A peasant’s life on the
manor was selfsufficient.
(+) (–) (?)
What to look for
manors, religious leaders,
(+) (–) (?)
An even greater proportion (in
most European states a third to a
half) were held by bishops.
Lords, provide, military,
political support, king
He parcelled out large chunks to
great Lords ("Tennants-in-Chief")
in exchange for their military and
political support.
Manors, king, main food
suppliers, court
even the king depended on his
many manors for the food supply
of the court.
Feudal Europe, land,
privately owned, peasants
peasant life, manor, self sufficient
Peasants had certain rights over
the common land
A peasant's holding, which
also included a house in the
village, thus formed a
self-sufficient unit.
Some manors were
controlled by religious
Lords were
responsible for
providing military and
political support to the
The manors controlled
by the king were the
main food suppliers
for the court.
In feudal Europe, land
was privately owned
by the peasants.
Fief is the term used
to describe a peasant
or serf in feudal
manor house, manor, castle,
same purpose
Fief, peasant, serf, feudal
The Manor House was residential
property, and differed from castles
in that it was not built for the
purpose of attack or defence.
Before a lord could grant land
(a fief) to someone, he had to
make that person a vassal.
A manor house and a
castle served the
same purpose.