Medieval Europe

Medieval Europe

Part One

In this SAS Curriculum Pathways InterActivity, you will view four short videos and read and analyze six short primary-source documents to collect information which will allow you to take a position and respond to the focus question: Were the Middle Ages in Europe characterized more by hope or dispair?


To begin, follow this link to InterActivity 1224. If prompted, enter “melody9off” in the Student User Name then click “log in” to begin. (quick launch #1224).


As you proceed through the material, you will be instructed to complete a document analysis by identifying passages that support a position. Please be thorough in selecting your passages and in writing your brief analyses of the passages. Always write in complete sentences. When you reach the end, save your document to submit here.



  • Activate and build background knowledge about the history, politics, religion, economics, and daily life in medieval Europe
  • Analyze the relevant primary-source documents and identify arguments with varying points of view
  • Evaluate whether the Middle Ages in Europe are characterized more by hope or despair