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Middle Ages week 2
Due Date: 3/2/2018
Subject: 6th Grade Social Studies

Middle Ages week 2


1. Magna Carta- document signed in 1215 by King John of England that required the king to honor rights of the people

2. Pope- the leader of the Roman Catholic Church

3. monasteries- communities of monks

4. Crusades- long series of wars between Christians and Muslims in Palestine (SW Asia)

5. Holy Land- European name for Palestine because it was the region where Jesus lived, preached, and died

6. monks- religious men who lived apart from society in isolated communities

7. missionaries- people who are sent out to teach their religion

8. Black Death- a deadly plague (disease) that killed many people in Europe between 1347 and 1351, a.k.a. Bubonic Plague

9. heresy- religious ideas that oppose accepted church teachings

10. St. Patrick- missionary who converted the people of Ireland to Christianity

Middle Ages 1
Due Date: 2/23/2018
Subject: 6th Grade Social Studies

Due February 23rd Quiz February 23

 Middle Ages week 1


1. Middle Ages- period that lasted from about 500 to 1500 AD

2. Medieval period- another name for the Middle Ages

3. fief- land granted to a vassal

4. serf- a peasant who could not leave without the lord’s approval

5. guild- a business group organized by crafts-people

6. Charlemagne- powerful king of the Franks (lived  AD742-814)

7. Vikings- invaders from Scandinavia who raided much of Europe and North Africa

8. knights- warriors who fought on horseback

9. vassal- a knight or noble who promised to support a lord in exchange for land

10. feudalism- system of obligations that governed the relationships between lords and vassals in medieval Europe