This is a 14 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on The Middle Ages: The Black Death. All the slides are editable so you can modify the slides if you need to.
The Black Death arrived in Europe by sea in October 1347 when 12 Genoese trading ships docked at the Sicilian port of Messina after a long journey through the Black Sea. The people who gathered on the docks to greet the ships were met with a horrifying surprise: Most of the sailors aboard the ships were dead, and those who were still alive were gravely ill.
They were overcome with fever, unable to keep food down and delirious from pain. Strangest of all, they were covered in mysterious black boils that oozed blood and pus and gave their illness its name: the “Black Death.”
The Sicilian authorities hastily ordered the fleet of “death ships” out of the harbor, but it was too late: Over the next five years, the mysterious Black Death would kill more than 20 million people in Europe–almost one-third of the continent’s population.
NOTE: DUE TO THE NATURE OF THE SUBJECT, SOME PICTURES MAY BE TO GRAPHIC FOR SOME.
The presentation covers the following:
“Death Ships” Arrive
Understanding The Disease
How The Disease Spreads
14th Century Treatment
Avoiding the Plague
Run Its Course
End of Presentation
This is one of several power point presentations that I offer in my store on... the Middle Ages.