ALEX Lesson Plan Resources

ALEX Lesson Plans  
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.