The Black Death affected every member of society in the Middle Ages. In this lesson, students will watch a video about The Black Death and read an excerpt from Sarah Himes' diary to be able to understand how The Black Death brought about political and economic changes in the late Middle Ages. Students will discover the true meaning behind the children's song "Ring Around the Rosy". Finally, students will collaborate with a partner to compose their own song about the impact the Black Death had on either the family, the church, or the economy during the Middle Ages.
This is a hands-on, whole classroom, interactive, simulation activity showing the spread of the Black Death in the late Middle Ages. Students will be able to gain a clear understanding of the spread of the Black Death through actively participating in this simulation game.
What is plague? How many people died from the Black Death and the other plague pandemics? Learn about the bacterium behind the plague disease, how factors like trade and urbanization caused it to spread to every continent except Antarctica, and how three devastating pandemics helped shape modern medicine
In this video from A Kid Explains History, Quinn explains The Black Death, a.k.a. the Bubonic Plague, and how it devastated Europe in the middle of the 14th century. How was The Black Death able to do this and where did it come from? With his precocious personality and kid-friendly vocabulary, Quinn is able to explain history in easy-to-understand terms. This video can be used when teaching the social and economic impact of The Black Death.
This video is from Khan Academy and discusses the European Middle Ages to the beginning of the Renaissance. The video gives an overview with maps and touches on the key events like the Great Schism, Crusades, and the Black Death. The video is 10 minutes and 42 seconds in length.