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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

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

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

Origin & spread of the Black Death

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


Origin spread of the black death1

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

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

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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