NOTE: This activity is divided into two parts. Part 1 is based on a video I show in class. The video is part of the video series for the McDougal Littell World History Patterns of Interaction textbook. The textbook comes with a DVD video series called Patterns of Interaction: Cultural Connections Across Time and Place. Unfortunately, this video is not online so you need the DVD CD. In the CD are 8 videos, and you will need #3 called The Spread of Epidemic Disease.
IMPORTANT: This needs to be printed on LEGAL SIZED PAPER [8.4X14] or can be shrunk to fit on an 8.5x11.
IF you do not have the CD, please purchase instead which has all the documents, no video.
This activity is divided as such:
1) Video: notes on how migration helped to spread smallpox and bubonic plague, the effects of the diseases on Europe/Americas, and how it affected feudalism/expansion.
2) Primary source on the bubonic plague from Boccaccio's Decameron with analysis questions
3) Secondary source of the geography of the bubonic plague and how it spread across Europe with analysis questions
4) Primary sources on smallpox from Friar Toribio Motolina and Increase Mather with analysis questions
5) Secondary source of the geography of smallpox and its outbreaks across the Americas with analysis questions
Directions for the assignment are included in my comprehensive chapter powerpoint sold separately called: World History Chapter 16 People and Empires in the Americas Powerpoint