The Big Picture
Knowing how other peoples and societies lived is important. Students should be able to answer the questions like how is the Medieval society both unique and yet a continuation of other governmental and cultural structures? How does each person or class fit into that structure and how did they get there, using overarching conepts like government, citizenship and societal role? What role did the Catholic Church play in people's daily lives and in overal society? Students will be concerned with the social and economic implications of the system, which will lead them to the discussion of individual regions and their particular histories.