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The Black Death


Dramatic, hands-on documents will add to your students fascination with this subject. When they see the “Plague Banner” and “Dance of Death” posters, you’ll have their full attention. Use the Broadsheets to add perspective and understanding of the religious beliefs and historical significance of the bubonic plague in 14th-century Europe. Historian: E. R. Chamberlin. The contents of this Jackdaw feature:

  • The Path of the Plague
  • Diagnosis
  • Rules and Regulations
  • The Dance of Death
  • The Witnesses
  • The Economic Effect
Historical Documents
  • Illumination from a 15th-century Book of Hours.
  • 14th-century Inquisition Writ.
  • 14th-century report on an Inquisition.
  • The Lübeck “Dance of Death.”
  • Plague banner.
  • Pages from “A passing gode lityll boke necessarye & behoveful agenst the Pestilence.”
  • Engraving from Johan de Ketham’s “Fasciculo Medicinae.”
  • Two plague crosses.
  • The Artist as Witness: picture chart.
Study Guide / Lesson Plan – Reproducible Activities

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