Reflection on the Middle Ages

For the past month and a half, my class and I have been studying the feudal system and the crusades, both vital parts of history. I have viewed everything from the religious faith throughout the crusades down to everyday lives of townspeople. This post is to inform you of the process I used to create these assignments, and the evidence to back it up. We have done several writing assignments and projects on it, and as this sector comes to an abrupt end, I will be reflecting on it.

The main focus of the keynote was focused on power structure, also known as the feudal system. It was simple to understand, church at the top, followed by the kings, nobles, knights, farmers and other salesman, then peasants.  Everyone had to abide by the rules set by the king, and attend the daily mass at the church.  I made a graph to show the day to day power that all the roles have, and when it was done, it helped me answer some questions that I had trouble with at first. 

We spent about 2 weeks on each of the two major keystones, using the rest of the time doing various activities to help get the full picture for the assignments. Lots of activities were based around the feudal system, so we discussed the roles and how much power they had. Vendiagrams were used, charts were created and paragraphs were written, all full of information to help with the upcoming projects. When the time came to hand in our project, I was able to apply my best work, proving the activities in the past to be quite handy.

The project was difficult at first, and many versions of the project were discarded because they weren’t my best work. Learning about a historical event that takes place hundreds of years back is complicated, because you have to think about questions how they would, which means creating a whole new way of learning. I asked a lot of questions and frequently spent mornings in tutorial time to get my result. When I got my revision, it didn’t discourage me, and within the next few days it was handed in, all previous errors fixed.  The Middle Ages was a great topic, providing inquisitive questions and forcing us to think outside the box!

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