To learn about history you need to explore it and importantly you need to use your 'noggin' (brain). This resource pack will help you do this as it can be used to introduce your students to the Black Death, its causes, effects and significance.
Key inquiry questions covered are:
What was the Black Death?
When did it occur?
What caused it?
How did it spread?
How did it get into Europe?
What were the effects socially, politically and economically?
Why is the Black Death considered a significant historical event?
The Black Death today?
This resource pack contains the following:
•Nine pages of background information about the Black Death and the other prominent plagues of the time (includes a glossary). Written in plain, simple yet fun language, these short articles define the Black Death, discuss its origin, its entry into Europe and spread, perceived causes and cures, significance, effects and the Black Death today. Read them to your students or let them use them as research tools.
•An extensive list of activity suggestions which support the development of historical inquiry skills.
•Four source analysis activities.
•A pre-reading quiz (with answers).
•Four templates which support the activities suggested in this pack (KW chart, PMI chart, sensors chart, question starters).
This pack is introduced by Ned and Kelly. Ned and Kelly are History Explorers and together their names form the name of one of Australia's most famous bushrangers, Ned Kelly. Ned and Kelly love History and their stories and resource packs make history fun. Join them on their explorations of all things historical. If you would like to know more about History Explorers visit www.educationcreations,com.au.
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