Social Studies – World History
Clinton High School
The Middle Ages – Unit Sheet
Date: ____________ Name:___________
Layer: Choose 1 Assignment for each objective. Due Date:
1: Explain how Charlemagne made his empire stronger, why it flourished,
improvements he made, and why it fell so easily after his death.
Write a brief 1 page account of the life of Charlemagne. Use
your textbook and 1 other source as references.
Create a cause and effect T-chart for the events surrounding
Charlemagne and why he made the changes he did.
2: Outline the structure and purpose of Feudalism and of the Manor
Create a chart using computer paper that illustrates the feudal system
(class set-up) of the Middle Ages. Be sure to include key
terms in the chart
Write a 1 paragraph narrative from the perspective of one of the
classes. Explain your role in society and how you would
interact with the other classes.
Complete the questions from the textbook at the end of chapter 13
3: Summarize the roles and lifestyles of knighthood and women during
the Middle Ages including the code of chivalry.
Group activity after lecture
4: Outline the structure and influence of the Catholic Church and its
relationship with the Holy Roman Empire.
Create a T-chart that summarizes the two different roles of women in
the Medieval Church.
Write a letter to Abbott Berno explaining why you agree or disagree
with the changes that were being made in the church.
Draw a sketch examining the Medieval Church and be able to explain how
the images reflect specific aspects of the Church.
5: Review the changes happening in society during the Middle Ages
including the economy and social changes.
Complete the online forum prompt.
List and describe 5 changes happening in the economy or society during
6: Students should know key terms and people related to the Middle Ages.
Create a crossword puzzle using 15 key terms from Chapter 13 and have
someone try to complete it.
Make flash-cards using 15 of the terms and people from the chapter RUBRIC
Take the online quiz in OIS and re-take it until you get 100%.
Layer: Choose 2 assignments to complete. Due Date:
Knighthood came with certain responsibilities and duties.
Create a short story or children’s book that outlines the
responsibilities and duties of knights including codes of chivalry.
Apply what you know about the Medieval Church and the people involved.
Create a fictional profile of a monk or nun during this period
outlining what they would probably do. Think along the lines
of MySpace or Facebook.
Create a PowerPoint Presentation that outlines the structure and roles
of the Church and its influence and its relationship with the Holy
Roman Empire. RUBRIC
Research a play, song, or speech/monologue from the Middle Ages (check
with Mr. Ritter if unsure).
Prepare a performance with no more than 1 other
person for the class. RUBRIC
With a partner, create a board game using the terms and people from
this unit. RUBRIC
Create a poster that compares and contrasts Charlemagne and the changes
he made in society to another “change-agent” in the last 100 yrs.
Layer: Choose 2 assignments to complete. Due Date: _______________
What major changes are happening in our society and our economy that
may affect us for 100 years?
Agree or Disagree: “The Catholic Church during the Middle Ages was just
as much a political power as a religious power.” Be sure to
include evidence for both sides and to support your opinion.
Are there any modern day “knights” and is there still a code of
Signature: Extra credit if this is signed after all assignments have a