14 page Black Death lesson includes 5 engaging and informative sources (visual and text) related to the Black Death in Europe during the Middle Ages. The sources captures the realities of the plague in the time period. The sources provide evidence related to the causes of the plague and how it impacted European societies and communities in the Middle Ages.
This source analysis assignment makes use of both primary sources and reference sources related to the Black Death!
The packages also includes a range of activities related to the sources. Included the teacher will find a set of 13 questions (analysis and comprehension) that requires students to think critically in order to develop their ideas in relation to the Black Death and its impact. Your students will find the sources interesting and be engaged while learning about the impact of the Black Death! The questions come with a detailed teacher key.
The package also includes a writing assignment that is a journal entry assignment which requires students to imagine that they were alive during the time. In the assignment the students will need to write a journal entry discussing the impacts that the Black Death is having on people and communities. The teacher will find that the writing assignment requires students to develop an argument and utilize historical evidence related to the events of the time. A teacher key and marking rubric are included in the package for the assignment.
The sources and activities makes for an excellent homework or in-class reading activity to bring the events of the Black Death to life for your students! Can also work as a great substitute teaching plan.