This assignment provides two modified primary source readings on the causes, spread, and responses to the Black Death. You can chose which handout would work best for your entire class or you can differentiate the content by providing individual students with the handout that best aligns with their reading level. This choice board allows students to choose from eight assignments which appeal to verbal-linguistic, musical, visual, and kinesthetic learners. Each task requires students to provide detailed information about the cause, symptoms, and spread of the bubonic plague.The assignments require students to draw upon their higher order thinking skills through application and synthesis. A Common Core Learning Standards rubric is attached.
Page 1-2: Primary source handout modified to a high school reading level with content vocabulary in bold and academic vocabulary underlined.
Page 3-4: Primary source handout modified to a middle school reading level with content vocabulary in bold and academic vocabulary underlined.
Page 5: Choice board with 8 different assignments
Page 6: CCLS self-assessment rubric