Romance & Reality Transformation in the Middle Ages (AD 800-1400) or If this is "Feud-alism" Why Mind our manors? "We're about to get medieval on your..."
The Middle Ages is a period beginning with the collapse of Western Europe's political, social, and economic infrastructure and ending with a renewed stability leading to the Renaissance. This unit employs a thematic approach to study the middle ages and focuses on the transformation of economic, political,and cultural systems. It explores how civilization can change after catastrophic events. By studying this unit students will understand the present-day potential for regression due to societal instability and how this decline effects the human perspective and quality of life.