Vocab. Test & Middle Ages word scramble

Friday 1/23 – Vocabulary Test on vocab. 7 and 8 words

Vocab. 8 words

  1. bliss
  2. compassion
  3. dismay
  4. ecstatic
  5. endear
  6. exasperate
  7. forlorn
  8. somber
  9. sullen
  10. wretched

Middle Ages word scramble.  Define the following words, then use them to unscramble the word scramble.  Due Friday 1/23/09

1.       Chain Mail

2.       Chapel

3.       Chivalry

4.       Slate

5.       Catapult

6.       Battlement

7.       Keep

8.       Portcullis

9.       Tournament

10.   Guild

11.   Mail

12.   Joust

13.   Garderobe

14.   Villein

15.   Manor

16.   Crenels

17.   Jester

18.   Moat

19.   Bailiff

20.   Wimple

21.   Great hall

22.   Palisade

23.   Dais

Middle Ages – homework and classwork

Vocabulary lesson 7 is due Friday 1/16/09.  There will be a quiz on Friday as well.  The words this week are about Agreement and Support.

  1. abstain
  2. acknowledge
  3. advocate
  4. coalition
  5. conform
  6. invalid
  7. justify
  8. sanction
  9. underlie
  10. uphold

Middle Ages word search and summary.  Read the info sheet on the Middle Ages, answer the 3 questions and do the word search on the back.  Due Friday 1/16/09 at the end of class.

Feudalism in Medieval Europe


a serfFeudalism was the system of loyalties and protections during the Middle Ages. As the Roman Empire crumbled, emperors granted land to nobles in exchange for their loyalty. These lands eventually developed into manors. A manor is the land owned by a noble and everything on it. A typical manor consisted of a castle, small village, and farmland.

During the Middle Ages, peasants could no longer count on the Roman army to protect them. German, Viking and Magyar tribes overran homes and farms throughout Europe. The peasants turned to the landowners, often called lords, to protect them. Many peasants remained free, but most became serfs. A serf was bound to the land. He could not leave without buying his freedom, an unlikely occurrence in the Middle Ages. Life for a serf was not much better than the life of a slave. The only difference was that a serf could not be sold to another manor.

Serfs would often have to work three or four days a week for the lord as rent. They would spend the rest of their week growing crops to feed their families. Other serfs worked as sharecroppers. A sharecropper would be required to turn over most of what he grew in order to be able to live on the land.

Town life consisted of many important jobs. Use the words below in the word search, Who’s in the Castle?

  1. tailor
  2. falconer
  3. mason
  4. chaplain
  5. lord
  6. cook
  7. groom
  8. fletcher
  9. bailiff
  10. bishop
  11. peasant
  12. laundress
  13. knight
  14. lady