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The Feudal Life in Medieval Times
The Development of Feudalism in Western Europe
This system provided people with protection and safety be creating a stable social structure.
In Feudalism, people were bound to each other by promising their _______________.
What became the most powerful organization in Europe after after the fall of Rome?
The Catholic Church
Most lords and wealthier knights lived on large estates, called _______________.
In terms of the social structure in medieval Europe, could you move up in status? Could you be born a serf and one day become a Lord?
Not really. During the Middle Ages, people were born into a social class for life. They had the same social position, and often the same job, as their parents.
Compare and contrast the feudal social structure with our modern day social structure today in America. Are there any similarities? What are the differences?
There is arguably most social "mobility" nowadays, meaning people can move up in social class when they increase their education, develop valuable skills, etc.
How did Monarchs keep control of their kingdoms?
Most medieval monarchs believed in the divine right of kings, the idea that God had given them the right to rule. In reality, the power of monarchs varied a lot
What was an impact of King William conquering England in 1066 C.E.?
He established a feudal system similar to others around Europe. This brought stability to the isle of England, which were a bit out of control.
Costa's levels of Questions: Describe what level 1 questions require you to think about?
Level one questions are mostly about remembering information, like the four "w's". They are important and the very first step in understanding something.
Costa's levels of Questions: Describe what level 2 questions require you to do.
Level 2 questions require you to process information, and think a little more deeply about information
Costa's 3 levels of Questions. What do level 3 questions require you to do? Give an example of a level 3 question.
Level 3 questions make you DO SOMETHING with what you have learned. An example
As you have learned, medieval monarchs were also feudal lords. They were expected to keep order and to provide protection for their vassals. What is a vassal?
A vassal is someone is subordinate to you. In other words, they serve you. Knights were vassals to their Lords, as were peasants too.
Page 24. Describe the process of becoming a Knight.
The process of becoming a night required many years of training. You started off as a page, then became a squire, and finally a knight if you were successful.
A strong code of behavior that Knights followed.
What is the difference between a peasant and a serf?
Peasants were either free or unfree. Free peasants rented land to farm and owed rent to the Lord. Unfree peasants, or serfs, could not leave the land.
Page 22. Describe why manor houses and castles were important in Medieval times
The manor house was the center of the community and provided protection. It was also used for celebrations. Castles were an important military technology.
Why do we, as amazing students, make ANNOTATIONS on the margins of a text?
1) It helps you understand and remember what you read more clearly 2) It's proof that you engaged with a text, and thought about it a little more deeply
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