My title for this entire unit (FC071-73 is "War, Plague, Heresy, Schism, and Revolt: the Later Middle Ages"1300-1450. These were indeed trying times that might remind one of our own times with climate change, religious turmoil, and terrorism (what authorities then would call peasant revolts).
This lesson consists of two flowcharts. The first gives a more abstract overview of the entire period and how various factors fed back upon one another. The second flowchart presents a more straightforward view of the effects of the Black Death. Highlights include picture essays on medieval peasant revolts, the spread of the Black Death across Western Europe.
This is a self-contained PowerPoint that develops slide by slide while other notes for the students scroll down the side. It can be run as a timed presentation on its own, presented slide by slide for discussion, or integrated into your other lectures. There are also extensive pictures with captions mixed in to illustrate the lesson and capture students’ interest. This packet also contains a student reading, flowchart, and the author’s own research notes which contain lots of details and interesting trivia to spice up your class.
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