Standard: 7.6.3 ||
The Revival of Trade and Towns
Key Terms and People
crop rotation: changing the use of fields over time
three-field system: a system where a third of the land was planted in spring crops, summer crops, and the final field was left fallow
guild: a group of people practicing the same craft, usually in the same city, who have joined together for their common good
The Plow in the Horse
Specialization and Trade
Summary: Better farming technologies increased Europe's food supply and population. Greater population and wealth led to a growth in towns and long-distance trade.
Study Guide Questions
CP 444. How did medieval farmers increase food production?
CP 447. What was the purpose of guilds?
CYP 447, 1a. List three important changes made by medieval farmers that helped increase food production.
CYP 447, 1b. How did these changes lead to an increase in the population of Europe?
CYP 447, 2a. What changes in medieval life led to the formation of guilds?
CYP 447, 2b. How did guilds benefit their members?
|Homework: Choose one