Whew, First day of school is over. I hope that it was not too hectic for you.
• describe key geographic and political features of medieval Europe.
• explain how geography affected selected aspects of life in medieval Europe.
You need to get the map and the challenge questions taped into you Notebook (I have provided), then answer the questions onthe cards after completeing the assigned task on the card.
Here are the Cards
Medieval Europe Question 1
Label the continent of Asia.
What continent is located south of
Medieval Europe Question 2
Label the Atlantic Ocean, North Sea,
Mediterranean Sea, and Black Sea.
In what ways might these bodies of water
have influenced life in medieval Europe?
Medieval Europe Question 3
Label the Seine, Thames, and Danube
Why do you think large medieval cities
were located along rivers?
Medieval Europe Question 4
Label the Pyrenees, Alps, and Carpathian
What effect do you think these mountains
had on life in medieval Europe?
Medieval Europe Question 5
Label England, France, the Papal States,
the Holy Roman Empire, and the
Each of these areas had a different leader.
Why do you think Europe had no single
government during the Middle Ages?
Medieval Europe Question 6
Label the cities of Constantinople,
Hamburg, London, Paris, and Rome.
What is common about the locations of
all of these cities? How might that have
affected life in medieval Europe?
Medieval Europe Question 7
Color the areas of Europe in the “humid
oceanic” climate zone green.
Medieval farmers used plows to break up
the soil here. They rotated their crops
(e.g., planting wheat or rye in the fall, oats
or barley in the spring). What does this tell
you about the climate and soil in this zone?
Medieval Europe Question 8
Color the areas of Europe in the “subtropical
dry summer” climate zone orange.
In this zone, medieval farmers were able
to grow a host of crops, such as wheat,
olive trees, and wine grapes. What does
this tell you about the