Educator Resources for Middle Ages

Life in Europe was pretty tough after the Roman Empire fell. Trade and commerce collapsed, travel was dangerous, and the educational system was so poor that kings and nobles couldn’t even write their own names. Nevertheless, the Middle Ages, as this era is known today, saw the rise of great military and political leaders, as well as amazing artistic, poetic, and architectural achievements. In this BrainPOP movie, Tim explains what life in Europe was like between 500 and 1500 C.E. You’ll hear about kings like Charlemagne and William the Conqueror, discover what the feudal system was all about, and find out why tens of thousands of men fought in religious wars called Crusades. So grab the nearest serf, head to your castle's computer room, and enjoy this movie!

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