Unit 3 – Table of contents

  1. THE BIRTH OF FEUDAL EUROPE.
    • The origins of Feudalism.
    • Vassalage relationships.
    • The feudal monarchy.
  2. SOCIETY AND ECONOMY IN FEUDALISM.
    • Feudal economy.
    • Feudal society.
    • Characteristics of the fiefdom.
  3. THE CHURCH AND THE CLERGY.
    • The political and economic importance of the Church.
    • The Crusades.
  4. ROMANESQUE ART: ARCHITECTURE.
    • Romanesque architecture.
    • Romanesque painting and sculpture.
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Project Everyday life in Feudal Europe

You are going to live in Feudal Europe. Obviously, travelling back in time is only possible in films, so for this unit you will have to imagine and do some research about what a day in the life of somebody between the 9th and 13th century was like. So, you will be required to describe the person (including his or her role in the social structure), and write as if you were him or her one day, as realistic, detailed and original as possible.

There are three options for the format:

OPTION A: Write a diary entry of one day.

OPTION B: Open a Twitter account, and write a minimum of 15 tweets.

OPTION C: Record a 5 minute video as a ¨video diary¨

This little project will be presented in the classroom either reading the diary, presenting the ‘tweet feed’ orally in 5 minutes, or showing the video to the class.

The characters are as follows: queen, knight, troubadour, lady of the high nobility, monk, travelling vendor, bishop, peasant, serf (woman), 10-year old girl, blacksmith.

Recommended resources:

Obviously, you can use whatever resources that may be more necessary for your intentions.