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The Middle Ages: Black Death

This site provides information about the spread of the Black Death. Interactive maps, informational articles and video clips provide students a variety of sources to learn more about the plague’s effect on social and economic aspects of society. A research lesson for students is included for further understanding of the relationship between parasites and disease. Additional eThemes resources on The Middle Ages and The Middle Ages: The Crusades are included.

Grades

  • 6,
  • 7,
  • 8

Links

Use this site to provide students with historical information about the Black Death. Highlighted words link to additional articles related to this topic. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Students are invited to reseach fleas to discover the role they played in spreading the Black Death. After their research, students create a poster or multimedia project showing how this parasite spread death.
Use this BBC link for research and quotes from those who lived through the plaque.
Share this BBC article with students to provide information on the impact on society from the Black Death.
From this medieval book comes stories about young people escaping the Plague in mid 14th-century Florence, Italy. Topics include: how the plague spread from China to Italy, scientific causes of the plague, and social and economic effects of the plague.
The Black Plague which killed over 75 million people is discussed by a forensic medical investigator. Produced by The History Channel, this video examines how people died. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Three brief videos from "How Stuff Works" describe the spread and conditions during the Black Death. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Use this site for informational articles, interactive maps, and an interactive game on the Black Death. Additional links at this site lead to a video on rats and interactive poem, "The Pied Piper of Hamlin. NOTE: This site contains ads.
This site provides provides informational articles, presentations in PowerPoint format and short videos about the Crusades. Interactive games, designing shields and self-directed activities are given. One of the activities involves students in discovering how the Crusades led to improved trade with other countries.
Explore these sites and learn what it was like to live during the Middle Ages. Topics include serfs, kings, monasteries, and more. There are links to eThemes Resources on castles, knights, and children's books that took place during the Middle Ages.
Explore these sites and learn what it was like to live during the Middle Ages. Topics include serfs, kings, monasteries, and more. There are links to eThemes Resources on castles, knights, and children's books that took place during the Middle Ages.

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