• Resources:

    Content Questions: 

    Answer these questions based on your reading and research. The numbers and letters in the brackets after each question will help you identify in which resource the answer can be found.

    When were the middle ages? [G1] 

    Describe how a Manor was laid out with its fields and population. [G2]

    Describe the social pyramid of the feudal system from top to bottom. [G3]

    What role did the Church play in early feudalism? [G4]

    What was the difference between a serf and a peasant? [G4]

    Could a serf ever become free? [G4]

    What system did Charlemagne bring to the rest of Europe (that he, his father, and his grandfather had employed in the Frankish Kingdom)? Describe it. [G5]

    Describe some of the improvement Charlemagne’s reign brought to Europe. [G5]

    Describe how Charlemagne was able to hold his kingdom together.[G5]

    What reforms did Charlemagne institute? [G5]

    Explain how the Magna Carta limited royal power. [G6]

    Describe the events that lead to the creation of the Magna Carta. [G7]

    What are some key elements of the Magna Carta that makes the BBC for Kids site claim:  “It is the basis for constitutions throughout the world including the United States of America.”? [G7]

    Guiding Questions: 

    Answer these questions based on your reading and research. Identify a possible "turning point" (transformational event/key idea/invention that changed the course of history) and fully answer the questions below. Write your items in the blank row directly below each question.

    What was the innovation? ("key idea", "turning point", "transformational event")

    Who was involved?

    When was the time period?

    Where did this innovation occur?

    What was life like before the innovation (you may have to infer this)?

    *Can you identify a specific cause for this innovation? (bonus question)

    How did life or culture change after the innovation?

    Why could this be considered a turning point (go back to your definition of Turning Point)?