The attached resource is a DBQ handout with accompanying lesson plan that identifies common core standards addressed. The DBQ focuses on the Medieval Era (c. 500CE to 1500CE) in world history.
In European History, this time period is frequently referred to as the “Middle Ages”, the time between the Roman Empire and the Renaissance. While the Medieval Era in Europe has been identified with a lack of development, major advancements were being made in other parts of the world, namely the Middle East and East Asia. Interaction between these regions led to adoption and adaption of these technologies.
This DBQ has students explore those developments in Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia and requires them to write an essay comparing and contrasting these regions.