The Black Death * causes, cures and effects

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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?
The Black Death
– causes, cures and effects
Objectives :
* To examine the reasons that Medieval
people thought caused the Black Death.
* To understand how they tried to cure the
disease.
* To examine the short & long term effects
of the Black Death in England.
What caused the plague ?
• People in medieval times had very little
scientific understanding, and did not know the
true cause of the disease.
• They came up with a range of ‘reasons’ why
this pestilence had come amongst
them….many of these ideas will appear silly to
us in the 21st century.
What caused the plague ?
Task :
Produce a spider diagram to explain the various
reasons for the Black Death that people in the
Middle Ages believed.
Write a sentence or two to explain each reason.
How did they treat the Black Death ?
• Without any of our modern medical knowledge,
it was difficult to provide effective care for victims
of the disease.
Task :
Use the information provided to list the different methods
used, writing a sentence or two for each one. You could
include a sketch too !
What were the effects of the
Black Death ?
• How might the Black Death change how people lived and
worked in medieval England?
• What changes are mentioned in the King Death clip last
lesson?
• What were the short term effects on towns, villages & the
population of England ?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8kAnC5m4oc
Long term effects
What were the short term effects on towns, villages & the population
of England ?
What were the long term effects on :
• Wages and prices
• Land
• Labour services
• Attitudes
• Standard of living
Consider this :
Was the Black Death really a disaster for everyone in England ?

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