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Middle Ages: How did people FEEL before, during and after the Black Death?

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This lesson aims to get students empathising with those that lived through the Medieval Black Death. They must put the events of the 1348 plague in the correct chronological order and then consider the emotions people would have felt at those different times.

Each student has a set of emotion cards to hold up for each event. When I first taught this lesson I envisaged students holding up just one emotion card for each date and event but they surprised me with the complexity of their thinking and reasoning. Many students were able to use the emotions cards to explain how they might have conflicting emotions when, for example they hear rumours from the nearest town or when the plague has passed them by.

Ultimately the students cut and stick the event cards in chronological order and then draw an emotion picture next to it to show how they would feel at each point. They should also write down AT LEAST one sentence explaining why they would feel this way.

I use this lesson as preparation for writing their own historical fiction about the Black Death. It works well for character building and character motivation later on. It also helps students to think about cause and effect and the impact on individuals of major events.

Lesson contains:
13 slide PowerPoint (print out as a handout to use the events slides as cards)
6 emotion 'cards' (one blank for the students to create their own)
An example of student work to give an idea of outcome.

Thanks for looking!
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You might also be interested in my other Black Death in the Middle Ages lessons:

BLACK DEATH QUIZ: Click here

WHY WERE MEDIEVAL TOWNS SO UNHYGIENIC?: Click here

MEDIEVAL BELIEFS ABOUT THE CAUSES OF THE PLAGUE: Click here

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14
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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