Black Death

Josh and Nick

Description

The Bubonic Plague, also known as the Black Death, was a pandemic that struck Europe in the mid 1340’s. The disease killed people in various countries and had no cure. The disease was passed on by fleas and rats. The Black Death caused the breakdown of social order by causing people to fear for their lives. As the many people died they started just burying them all at once. These were called mass burials. The plague eventually died in the winter because fleas that were passing on the sickness died.

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The Black Death
This video explains what the Black Death was and how it impacted European society.

Links

  • http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/plague.htm The Bubonic Plague, also known as the Black Death, was a pandemic that struck Europe in the mid 1340’s This link showed the various reactions people took when the plague started. It also showed the breakdown of social order because the people were struck with fear of the plague. It also explained how mass burials were used to bury large amounts of people.
  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/middle_ages/black_01.shtml
    • This link explains the start of the disease and how it spread. It shows the affects it had on London when it spread to Europe. It gave death tolls and also explained the movement of the plague from England to Scotland.


Essential Questions

  • 1.)How did the black death sabotage and destroy European society and economy?

  • 2.) How did the Black Death spread to other places? How did the disease eventually die out with these various ways of spreading?

Bibliography

BBC News. BBC, n.d. Web. 20 Dec. 2012.

"The Black Death, 1348." The Black Death, 1348. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Dec. 2012.