Religion and Knighthood

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    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? [RK1]

    What encouraged people to join the crusades? [RK4]

    What was the cause of the Crusades? [RK3]

    How long did it take the crusaders to reach their destination? [RK3]

    What city were the crusaders going to? [RK3]

    Why did so many people leave their homes to fight in the Crusades? [RK4]

    How many crusades were there? [RK4]

    What year did the first crusade start? [RK4]

    What happened to the nobles and their religion over time? [RK2]

    Describe what sorts of people knights were (whom could become knights?).  [RK5]

    Define the Code of Chivalry. [RK5]

    Describe what kind of weapons a knight would wield. [RK6]

    Describe what a tournament was. [RK6]

    Were the tournaments limited to a certain class of people or everyone?[RK6]

    How were knights trained?[RK5]




    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)?