Session 7: The Middle Ages in Europe
Barbaric Invasions and The Age of Feudalism in Europe
The Early Middle Ages
SS.A.2.4.7 Understand the development of the political, social, economic, and religious systems
of European civilization during the Middle Ages
SS.B.2.4.3 Understand how the allocation of control of the Earth’s surface affects interactions
between people in different regions.
This unit explores the continued invasions of
Western Europe by various barbarian tribes.
The word “continued” is used here,
because, as discussed in Session 6, one of
the major reasons for the fall of Rome at the
end of the fifth century A.D. is that it was not
able to absorb the various tribes into the
mainstream of Roman life.
1. Read Invasions of Western Europe,
The Franks, and Charlemagne, in
this Guide and correctly rewrite
Scrambled Sentences 7-A.
2. Sequencing: Complete Timeline 7-
B, a 900-year time period from 400
A.D. to 1400 A.D. Correctly place
the Early Middle and the Later
Middle Ages. Indicate the 1st and 2nd
Feudal Periods. Complete
3. Complete the exercises: 7-D
Reviewing Key Terms 1-22, 7-E
Re-teaching 1-22 and 7-F
Summarizing Information 1-3 in
4. Complete Multiple-Choice 1-19,
and True-False 1-8 on pages 75-77
of your text.
5. Complete 7-G FCAT
6. Ask for Session 7 Test.
7. Suggested Film: The Vikings
Turn in all work to your Instructor
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Session 7 The Middle Ages in Europe
Invasions of Western Europe
The period from the fall of Rome in A.D. 476 through the 500 or so years that followed is
known as the early Middle Ages. This period is characterized by a series of invasions, each
more destructive than the one before. Western European cities were destroyed and violent
and criminal behavior affected al