001 - What were the Middle Ages like?

Factual Question

What were the middle ages in Europe like?

Debatable Question

Where the middle ages really 'dark'?

Key Terminology

  • Chivalry
  • Middle Ages
Define the key terms above using the useful links below.

Useful Links



Activity One - Watch

Watch the youtube clip below and write down everything it tells you about the middle ages in the padlet. We will be using the padlet as I am sure you know Crash Course History goes a bit quick!

Crash Course History - The Dark Ages

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Activity Two - Describe

  • Describe what is happening in each of the first four pictures.
  • What do those pictures tell us about Medieval Europe?

 
Image One

Taken From: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d6/Charlemagne_and_Pope_Adrian_I.jpg
 
Image Two

Taken From: http://www.medievalists.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/when-were-the-middle-ages.jpg
 
Image Three

Taken From: http://history-world.org/middleages.jpg
 
Image Four

Taken From: http://romanceuniversity.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/420px-Edmund_blair_leighton_accolade.jpg

    • Describe what is happening in each of the first four pictures.
    • What do those pictures tell us about Medieval Europe?

     
    Image Five

    Taken From: http://images-cdn.moviepilot.com/images/c_fill,h_600,w_600/t_mp_quality/z4y3gkoyzb0almdtmztk/the-25-most-unimaginable-medieval-torture-devices-329881.jpg
     
    Image Six

    OTaken From: http://cdn.thedailybeast.com/content/dailybeast/articles/2015/02/08/anti-vaxxers-would-love-the-middle-ages/jcr:content/image.img.2000.jpg/1423395914295.cached.jpg
     
    Image Seven

    Taken From: http://middleorient.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Bisley_Staples_Crusades.jpg
     
    Image Eight

    Taken From: https://whitepaintedwoman.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/duckingstool.jpg



    Activity Three - Thoughts

    1. Using your descriptions of the images above do you think the Middle Ages were a violent and uneducated era? Explain your answer.