Lesson 14
The Economic System of Medieval Europe

Working in groups, students, as serfs, play three rounds of a simple production activity to experience life in a manorial system. In the third round, new technology and incentives are introduced. Students learn about new capital goods, techniques, and the importance of private incentives that promoted economic growth during the Middle Ages. Finally, students answer the three economic questions that people in every society face and determine what type of economic system the manorial system was most like.


  • Economic Incentives

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