Europe and the Middle Ages

Previous Understanding:
My Schedule:
Day 1: Foundations of Medieval
Society/ Feudal Society
The student will demonstrate knowledge of Western Europe during the Middle Ages
from about 500 to 1000 A.D. (C.E.) in terms of its impact on Western civilization
Foundations of
Medieval Society
Day 2: Influences of the Roman
Catholic Church
Influences of
the Roman
Catholic Church
Europe and the
Middle Ages
Day 3: Age of Charlemagne
Day 4: Barbarian Invasions
(Angles, Saxons, Magyars, Vikings)
Next Understanding:
Current Understanding:
Feudal Society:
Fiefs, Vassals, Serfs, and
Feudal Obligations
Age of Charlemagne
and the
Frankish Empire
The Crusades
Essential Vocabulary:
1. Anoint
2. Charlemagne
3. Chivalry
4. Clergy
5. Fief
6. Franks
7. Holy Roman Empire
8. Knight
9. Lord
10. Manor
11. Medieval
12. Middle Ages
13. Monastery
14. Parish
15. Secular
16. Serf
17. Tithe
18. Vassal
Focus Questions:
Unit Verbs:
Understand, analyze,
compare and contrast,
create, describe
How and why did the Church grow in importance during the Middle Ages?
How did a feudal society develop in Europe during the Middle Ages?
How did the medieval manor function as a social and economic system?
How did Charlemagne revive the idea of the Roman Empire?
How did invasions by the Angles, Saxons, Magyars, and Vikings influence the development of Europe?