Take a trip back to the time of the Crusades and the Bubonic Plague. This interactive Reader's Theater activity illustrates what life was like during the Crusades and Bubonic Plague. Topics covered include soldier's reasons for fighting the Crusades, the introduction of the Inquisition, the Plague's effects on a body, methods of transmission, and the overall impact of the disease.
Students work in groups of four to act out two scenes targeting these important historical events. Perfect as a review of previously taught content, this activity makes the information stick. It is also perfect for reaching low-level readers and tactile learners. Happy acting!