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September 3, 2008 – Midieval Europe Geography Challenge

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Whew, First day of school is over.  I hope that it was not too hectic for you.







Students will

• describe key geographic and political features of medieval Europe.

• explain how geography affected selected aspects of life in medieval Europe.


Assignment #1


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. 

You need to get the papers to answer the questions and the map from Mr. Foster.




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

Byzantine Empire.

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



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