Do Now: Imagine that you have been locked in a room for 500 years with no contact with the outside world. What changes in society would you expect to find? Europe during the Middle Ages Revival of Trade -During this time, Europe is isolated from much of the outside world. -New ideas & technologies are not being added to society. -Once an area of highly advanced culture & science, Europe falls behind other regions in the world. -Marco Polo -Italian explorer who traveled to Asia & China for 25 years. -Brought back many new ideas & products to Europe such as pasta, gunpowder & spices -As news of Polo’s travels spread, other explorers followed in his path & soon major trade routes were established between Asia, the Middle East & Europe. -Scientific & cultural advances are brought to Europe -Europe is reborn Examine the handout - How did a revival of trade cause Europe to be reborn? Underline or highlight the important info Answer Documents 1 – 3 in FULL SENTENCES Which product from China has had the greatest impact on your life?