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The Black Death, 1348. Objectives : To examine where the Black originated, and how it spread across Europe To understand the different types of Plague – their symptoms, outcome etc. . King Death !.

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The Black Death,1348

Objectives :

To examine where the Black originated, and how it spread across Europe

To understand the different types of Plague – their symptoms, outcome etc.


King Death !

  • The Black Death arrived in England in the summer of 1348. It was to spread fear and death across the kingdom.

  • Where had it come from? What were the symptoms of this disease?

  • Watch the video clip, and gather information for you to complete the boxes on your hand out.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTvl-hJGfx8&safe=active


Origin & spread of the Black Death

  • Originated in Far East. How & why do you think it spread ?


Origin & spread of the Black Death

Task :

  • On your copy of the map, draw arrows & dates to explain the route that the disease took.

  • Then in a paragraph, explain the reasons behind how it spread across Europe (eg how it spread from country to country, from person to person etc)


The Symptoms

Bubonic plague

How did it travel / was it caught?

What symptoms did the victim suffer?

How quickly would victims die?

What was the survival rate?

  • How did it travel /was it caught?

    • What symptoms did the victim suffer?

    • How quickly would they die?

    • What was the survival rate?

DISCUSS:Why was it called the Black Death?

  • DISCUSS: Why was it called the Black Death ?


Image of the Black Death

Examine the picture, then answer these questions in your book.

How does this picture portray the Black Death ? Is it accurate ? How is it useful to us in studying the disease?

The title is Triumph of Death – what did the artist mean?


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