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THE BLACK DEATH

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 THE HORROR OF
THE BLACK DEATH



 



 

 

Name_________________________________________

Black Plague Response
http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/pfplague.htm

Directions: After reading this document please write a 5 to 7 sentence extended response to the following question. This may be hand written and is not due untilFriday April 27. Read

Prompt: This period in history people did not understand modern medicine, how would people today react to disease similar to plague? What steps would be taken to protect those who had not been infected? Be sure to compare and contrast the modern time and the period history we are studying in your answer.



READ FROM THE PURPLE SUPPLEMENTARY BOOK AND USE TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS
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DO THE FOLLOWING ON GOOGLE APPS-MAKE A COPY FIRST.....

   “Plague”

 Make sure you carefully read the selection from the book (p. 108-115). Pay attention to any vocabulary words, information boxes, and picture captions as you read.

·      When finished reading, answer the following questions in complete sentences on a separate piece of paper.

1.     In what year does the author indicate the events of the Black Plague occur?

2.    How did rats and fleas play a role in spreading the Black Plague or Black Death?

3.    About how many people died in Europe as a result of the Black Death during the 14th Century (1300s)?

4.    Why was “bleeding” a popular treatment for the Black Plague? Was it effective?

5.    Define pandemic. Why was the Black Plague considered a pandemic?

6.    Describe the meaning behind the nursery rhyme, “Ring Around the Rosey.”

7.    How did robbers take advantage of the panic caused by the Black Plague?

8.    Explain (in detail) how fleas spread the plague.

9.    Look at the picture of the plague doctor on page 113 and read the caption. Why do you think “plague doctors” dressed like this when treating patients?

10.  How could an infection in a person’s lungs end up being more deadly than when the plague was spread by a flea? 


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