As you learned in this chapter, towns developed during the Middle Ages due to the increase in trade. Merchants, tired of moving around, settled near castles or monasteries. Over time, the towns became more than simply trade centers. They became communities in which people lived. What was life in these communities like? How did the lives of the peasants, the wealthy, and the clergy differ? You can find the answers to these questions and learn much more by going to The Annenberg/CFB Projects Web site.
Destination Title: The Annenberg/CFB Projects
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Start at The Annenberg/CFB Middle Ages Web site.
- Click "Enter" to visit the exhibit.
- Browse through the site, taking notes as you go.
Read through the information, and then answer the following questions.