2 - Medieval Europe

This unit focuses on developing an awareness of the importance of the collapse of the Roman empire in the emergence of the feudal system in Europe. It investigates the role of the nobility and the development of castles. It explores the day-to-day pattern of life; including how peoples’  belief systems affected their histories, health, the agrarian society and the importance of towns. 



Key Concept

Time, Place and Space - how does location impact how civilisations develop?



Related Concepts

Conflict, Cooperation, Civilization - the Medieval period was full of conflict but also cooperation as nation states developed.




Global Context

Orientation in Space and Time - how are people connected with each other and their location during the Medieval era.


Statement of Inquiry

Civilisations emerge and develop in cooperation and conflict with each other depending on their orientation in space and time.



Inquiry Questions


 Factual Questions: Remembering facts and topics Conceptual Questions: Analysing big ideasDebatable Questions: Evaluating perspectives and developing theories.
  • How were people connected during the Medieval period?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of settlements?
  • How does the location of an area impact the health and development of the people?
  • Did migration impact the development of societal systems during the Medieval era?
  • Do civilisations only develop and unify when there is a threat of conflict?




Unit Outlines and ATL Sheets

Year 8 Individuals and Societies MYP Unit Grid - Medieval Europe


Medieval Europe - Year 8 - Individuals and Societies - Approaches to Learning Grid