Also available as part of Duffy's Black Death Package:
The opening lesson to my Black Death unit which explores the questions ‘What was the Black Death?’, ‘Why do we study the Black Death?’, ‘How do we know what we know about the Black Death (a discussion on primary sources)?’.
While I generally deliver this as a whole class discussion, the PowerPoint and accompanying worksheet are designed for independent/flipped learning: for advanced students I often give them the PowerPoint and allow them to work through the worksheet at their own pace.
The PowerPoint (PPTX) and Worksheet (PDF & DOCX) cover:
* What is a plague?
* What is the Black Death?
* How many died?
* Why should we study the Black Death?
* How do we know what we know about the Black Death (primary sources)?
I am working on upgrading the rest of my Black Death unit to upload to TPT: keep an eye out!
While you’re here, have a look at some of my other Middle Ages resources:
Duffy’s Black Death Australian Curriculum Depth Study Unit
Part 1: Ring-a-Ring-a-Roses and Evaluating Sources: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Interpreting-Nursery-Rhymes-Black-Death-Intro-and-Evaluating-Sources-ACARA-1453630
Part 2: What is the Black Death?
Part 3: Causes and Spread of the Black Death.
Part 4: Symptoms of the Black Death
Part 5: Consequences of the Black Death.
Australian Curriculum connection:
Year 8 History:
‘What is the Black Death?’ covers:
Chronology, terms and concepts
• Use historical terms and concepts (ACHHS149)
Analysis and use of sources
• Identify the origin and purpose of primary and secondary sources(ACHHS152)
Depth Study 3: Expanding Contacts / The Black Death in Asia, Europe and Africa (14th century plague)
• The effects of the Black Death on Asian, European and African populations, and conflicting theories about the impact of the plague (ACDSEH071)
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