7.6 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social
structures of the civilizations of Medieval Europe
1. Study the geography of the Europe and the Eurasian land mass, including its location,
topography, waterways, vegetation, and climate and their relationship to ways of life
in Medieval Europe.
3. Understand the development of feudalism, its role in the medieval European
economy, the way in which it was influenced by physical geography (the role of the
manor and the growth of towns), and how feudal relationships provided the founda
tion of political order.