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   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] WH8 (8) 17 :
17 ) Explain how events and conditions fostered political and economic changes in the late Middle Ages and led to the origins of the Renaissance.

Examples: the Crusades, Hundred Years' War, Black Death, rise of the middle class, commercial prosperity

•  Identifying changes in the arts, architecture, literature, and science in the late Middle Ages (1300-1400 A.D.)
Subject: Social Studies (8)
Title: "Pocket full of Posies"
Description:

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.  




ALEX Learning Activities  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] WH8 (8) 17 :
17 ) Explain how events and conditions fostered political and economic changes in the late Middle Ages and led to the origins of the Renaissance.

Examples: the Crusades, Hundred Years' War, Black Death, rise of the middle class, commercial prosperity

•  Identifying changes in the arts, architecture, literature, and science in the late Middle Ages (1300-1400 A.D.)
Subject: Social Studies (8)
Title: Black Plague Simulation
Description:

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.




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