Social Studies - 2019-20

WHI.10a - Societies of Western Europe During Middle Ages

The student will apply social science skills to understand Western Europe during the Middle Ages from about 500 to 1000 A.D. (C.E.) in terms of its impact on Western civilization by

a) locating and describing the societies of Western Europe during the Middle Ages in time and place;


Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS


UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

After the collapse of the Western Roman Empire, Germanic and Scandinavian kingdoms emerged as powerful forces.

Germanic civilization was influenced by various cultural forces as it established itself in Europe.


ESSENTIALS

Foundations of early medieval society

 Classical heritage of Rome

 Christian beliefs

 Customs of Germanic tribes

Location

 Scandinavia—Vikings

 England—Angles and Saxons

 Present-day France and Germany—Franks

KEY VOCABULARY

Terms

Germanic tribes (9a)

Medieval society (9a)

Roman Catholic Church (9a)

Secular (9a)

Monasteries (9a)

Missionaries (9a)

Parish priests (9a)

Feudal society (9a)

Fief (9b)

Vassal (9b)

Serfs (9b)

Manor (9b)

Manorial system (9b)

Holy Roman Empire (9c)

Amber (9d)

People

Charlemagne (9a,c)

Franks (9c)

Angles (9d)

Saxons (9d)

Magyars (9d)

Vikings (9d)

Places

Scandinavia (9d)

Hungary (9d)

Baltic Sea (9d)

Charlemagne’s Empire (9a,c)

Updated: May 17, 2018