Society and Change

  • 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? [S1]

    Why did towns develop? [S2]

    Describe life in the towns? [S2]

    What did people do with their waste and garbage? [S2]

    What were guilds? [S3]

    How did a person become a guild member? [S3]

    Name some of the jobs held by guild members. [S3]

    Why didn’t people drink water and what did they drink instead? [S4]

    What year began the spread of the Black Death? [S5]

    How was the Black Death spread? [S5]

    Approximately how many people died during the Black Death? [S5]

    How did trading help spread the plague? [S5]

    How did the Black Death change the feudal system? [S5]

    How did the Crusades affect the type of food available? [S4]

    How did the Black Death affect the food supply (how much food was available [S4]?

    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)?