Black Death: A Visit with Simon, A Victim of the Black Death(script)

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Gail Hennessey
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5th - 9th, Homeschool
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My students loved reading this script and it incorporated many facts about the Black Plague that they could then use for an assignment after. Thanks so much!
So informative and fun to watch my students and listen to them get into characters. Will definitely use it again.
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  1. This resource includes the following:1. Unit of Study on the Middle Ages(notes, suggested activities and resources).2. Secret Message Review Game on the Middle Ages3. Bayeux Tapestry Reading4. Black Death: A Reader's Theater Script5. The Crusades: A Reader's Theater Script6. The Vikings: A Reader's
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Use this informative Reader's Theater Script to learn about the Black Death, a disease that killed almost 1/2 the population of Europe in its worst outbreak(1347-1351). The fun/informative play uses the format of Simon, a victim of the Black Death, being a guest on Ms. Bie Ografee's talk show and the studio audience asks questions about his experiences during the time(the medical beliefs, the causes, the effects the Black Death had on Europe, etc.

Great for a unit of study on the Middle Ages! Could be used in a science unit on bacteria and contagious diseases. Comprehension questions/extension activities, key.

Check out my other resources: Other plays in the Ms. Bie Ografee’s Talk Show Series: Revolutionary War Female Spy, Visit with a Tory during the American Revolution, Constitution(A Visit with James Madison, "Father of the Constitution", Charles Dickens, Johnny Appleseed,Vikings(A Visit with Leif Ericsson and his dad, Erik the Red), Elizabeth Blackwell, Jacques Cousteau, Marian Anderson,Visit with a Leprechaun, California Gold Rush 49er,Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Sacagawea, Sequoia, Michelangelo, DaVinci, Tuskegee Airmen, Susan B. Anthony and many more.

Other resources about the Middle Ages:

1. Want a fun activity to review vocabulary terms for a unit of study on the Middle Ages?Looking for an enrichment activity in history? Try my Medieval Puzzler: Secret Message Review Activity. The activity involves students working individually or in groups to review vocabulary terms connected with Medieval Times. Then,a following direction activity is next where students place letters from the different terms into boxes found at the end of the activity page. Once all the boxes are filled, a "secret message" about the Middle Ages is revealed! The teacher page includes additional information to share about the "secret message". It's a fun way to reinforce important vocabulary for a unit of study on the Middle Ages! If you prefer to offer a vocabulary box, I have included this as well.... Medieval Puzzler, A Secret Message Review Activity


I loved teaching about the Middle Ages and have a resource which includes my notes, activities and resources.Medieval Times: Travel Back to the Middle Ages

3. Reading on the Bayeux Tapestry, one of the oldest lasting examples of graphic communication. It dates back to 1083. Bayeux Tapestry, A Reading Passage


Learn about the Crusades with this fun and informative play. Students will have fun acting out the different parts, especially those of Sir Bartholomew. There are 10 audience questioners. Part of my Ms. Bie Ografee Talk Show Series, the format is that of a talk show host with a studio audience that ask Ms. Bie Ografee's guest questions about the time period. Included: cause, different crusades(ie: People's Crusade, Children's Crusade and the Third Crusade) and the important results of this period in history. There is a DiD You Know? fun facts,comprehension questions, a teacher section with extension activities and links I thought might be of interest to the teacher. There is also a key to the comprehension questions.A Visit with a Crusader

Mrs. Bie Ografee Talk Show Reading Theater Scripts:


Ferdinand Magellan

Marco Polo

Christopher Columbus

Leonardo da Vinci


Visit with a Crusader

Visit with a Victim of the Black Death

Martin Luther King Jr.

Rosa Parks

Harriet Tubman

George Washington Carver

Katherine Johnson

Tuskegee Airmen

Marian Anderson

Marie Curie

Galileo Galilei

Sir Isaac Newton

Albert Einstein

Jane Goodall

Moon Landing: Interview with first astronauts to walk on the moon

Rachel Carson

Jacques Cousteau

Thomas Edison

Visit with a Pilgrim

Revolutionary War Female Spies

Revolutionary War Tory

Thomas Jefferson

James Madison, Father of the Constitution

Pioneer Woman, Narcissa Whitman

Civil War Women Soldiers



Lewis and Clark

Abraham Lincoln

California Gold Rush: Visit with a ‘49er

Wright Brothers

A Road trip Across the USA for Women’s Suffrage

WW 2: Women Pilots

Elizabeth Blackwell

Susan B. Anthony

Sonia Sotomayor

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Louisa May Alcott

Edgar Allen Poe

William Shakespeare

Charles Dickens

Johnny Appleseed

Visit with a Leprechaun

Visit with a Groundhog

To Tell the Truth Plays:

Hans Christian Andersen

Elizabeth Blackwell

Amelia Earhart

First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt

Elizabeth Blackwell

First Lady Edith Wilson

First Lady Florence Harding

King Tut

First Lady Hillary Clinton

First Lady Michelle Obama

First Lady Abigail Adams

First Lady Martha Washington

First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln

First Lady Dolly Madison

First Lady Lady Bird Johnson

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Key words: Bubonic Plague, plague, black death, middle Ages, Medieval times, hygiene, infectious diseases

Total Pages
9 pages
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Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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