The following is a 2-day (75 minute period) lesson/worksheet on the early Middle Ages in Western Europe. This worksheet contains a variety of activities designed to promote critical thinking and class discussion.
Several topics discussed in this lesson include:
• Review of the causes of the fall of Rome
• Changes to European life due to the fall of Rome
• Feudalism – serfs, knights, lords
• Manor System (manorialism)
The activities utilized in this lesson include:
• Do now that appropriately sets up the lesson –
• Timeline analysis
• Changes to European life due to the fall of Rome – pair or small group work
• Secondary source readings
• Link to feudalism video provided
• Analysis of the Ten Commandments of Chivalry
• Creation of a modern code of chivalry
• Wrap it up
• Over 15 fact-based and critical thinking questions
• An enormous amount of discussion opportunities
• NEW! Lesson plan included with step by step teacher moves
• NEW! Answer key included!
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