1. The Catholic Church was the only form of Christianity in Western Europe during the Middle Ages. The Pope lead the Catholic Church and crowned kings.
2. Every Western European living under feudal law was required to pay taxes to the church
1. Computer-side Chat
2. Computer-side Chat Questions
4. Quest Questions
Helpful Edpuzzle to help you get started:
1. What was the main religion in Europe during this time?
2. What are the 7 Sacraments and why are they important? Provide as much detail as you can find. Use this site for the 7 sacraments.
Use these links to answer the questions about Cathedrals.
Gothic Architecture Gothic Cathedrals
3. Name five features you would see in Gothic Architecture and explain what they were used for.
Read about Romanesque vs. Gothic Architecture and take a 10 question matching quiz.
Romanesque and Gothic
4. Why were huge cathedrals built? What are some key architecture components of the cathedral? (BMS Only for GoogleEarth) Using Google earth find three of these cathedrals, tag them and take screen shots that show the architecture of them.
5. Visit two the virtual tours below (I recommend the first 2). Describe your reaction to the pilgrimage to these Cathedrals. Think of it from the perspective of your Middle Ages character.
Canterbury (England) Cathedral
Notre Dame (France) Cathedral
Chartres Cathedral or second of same place
Milan (Italy) Virtual Tour
All Cathedrals by country
Also see YouTube from Columbia University
If you find another virtual tour, please diigo it and share to the group.
6. What is a Pilgrimage? What was the book Canterbury Tales about and who wrote it?
7. Explain what relics are and why they are important during the middle ages? Save an image or two.
8. What was the role of the Church in people’s lives?