The purpose of this assessment task is to investigate and report on The Black Death.Research, gather and collate data/info...
Further preparation:•   Explain the cause of ‘The Black Death’.    How it was transmitted and how the disease affected the...
1317                         Great Famine in England                             [A grain crisis in Europe starts in 1315 ...
1349      July           Plague definitely hits Ireland.          Autumn         Plague reaches Durham.                   ...
Plague is a known worldwide killer ofmen, women, and children.It takes three forms:• pneumonic,• bubonic, and• septicaemic...
A flea clings to rat fur in this coloredscanning electron micrograph.As carriers of plague, fleas haveclaimed more victims...
Illustration of the Black Death from the   A scene showing monks, disfigured by theToggenburg Bible (1411)                ...
Inspired by Black Death, The Dance of Death   Yesinia pestis seen at 200x magnification.is an allegory on the universality...
History Channel: The Plague: Part 1   Part 10: The Plague: History ChannelHistory Channel: The Plague: Part 2   Part 11: T...
The painting is a panoramic landscape of death: the sky in the distance is blackened bysmoke from burning cities and the s...
PowerPoint:  Medieval Life:  The Black Death - Bubonic Plague - Black Plague
PowerPoint:  Medieval Life:  The Black Death - Bubonic Plague - Black Plague
PowerPoint:  Medieval Life:  The Black Death - Bubonic Plague - Black Plague
PowerPoint:  Medieval Life:  The Black Death - Bubonic Plague - Black Plague
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  1. 1. The purpose of this assessment task is to investigate and report on The Black Death.Research, gather and collate data/information both written and visual on The Black Death.Minimum of five (5) visual data/information pieces with accompanying brief explanations.Pre-Preparation:Causes:• What was ‘The Black Death’?• Did ‘The Black Death’ go by any other name(s)?• What did people believe to be the cause of the disease?• How and when did it occur?• From where did it begin?Symptoms and Treatments:• How did people react?• What were the signs/symptoms that a person was infected? What usually happened to them?• What did people do to protect themselves?• What were some treatments/cures? Were they effective? Why or why not?
  2. 2. Further preparation:• Explain the cause of ‘The Black Death’. How it was transmitted and how the disease affected the human body.• Describe some of the immediate impacts of the ‘Black Death’ on medieval society.• Explain and give examples of the spread of ‘The Black Death’ and the countries involved.• Discuss the three long-lasting effects of the radical depopulation of Europe.• Name the countries involved in the “Hundred years’ War” and describe its effects on the population of Europe.• Discuss the role of religion during ‘The Black Death’ outbreak between 1347 and 1351.
  3. 3. 1317 Great Famine in England [A grain crisis in Europe starts in 1315 and results in widespread famine. Crop failure due to cold, wet weather forced people to eat their seed grain.]1337 May Declaration of the Hundred Years War by Edward III. Between France and England.1346-47 In 1346 or 1347, Italian ships bring rats carrying fleas infected with the Black Plague to Europe.1348 June Black Death arrives at Melcombe Regis (Weymouth) August Black Death hits Bristol September Black Death reaches London October Winchester hit – Edendon’s ‘Voice in Rama’ Speech1349 January Parliament prorogued on account of the plague January-February Plague spreads into E. Anglia and the Midlands. April Plague known in Wales. May Halesowen hit. 18th June Ordinance of Labourers.
  4. 4. 1349 July Plague definitely hits Ireland. Autumn Plague reaches Durham. Scots invade northern England and bring back plague with them.1350 Spring Massive outbreak of plague in Scotland. September First Pestilence dies out.1351 9th February Statute of Labourers. By 1351, an estimated 25 million Europeans have died from the Black Death.1361-64 Second Pestilence: ‘The Plague of Children’1367 Birth of Richard II of Bordeaux1368-69 Third Pestilence1371-75 Fourth Pestilence (variously dated 1371 or 1373-5)1381 The Peasant Revolt.
  5. 5. Plague is a known worldwide killer ofmen, women, and children.It takes three forms:• pneumonic,• bubonic, and• septicaemic.Plague causes a painful, relatively quickdeath that often involves vomiting,bleeding, and gangrene of the skin.Fortunately, todays antibiotics can killthe Yersinia pestis bacteria and save itsvictim upon early detection.
  6. 6. A flea clings to rat fur in this coloredscanning electron micrograph.As carriers of plague, fleas haveclaimed more victims than all the warsever fought.
  7. 7. Illustration of the Black Death from the A scene showing monks, disfigured by theToggenburg Bible (1411) plague, being blessed by a priest. England, 1360–75
  8. 8. Inspired by Black Death, The Dance of Death Yesinia pestis seen at 200x magnification.is an allegory on the universality of death This bacterium, carried and spread by fleas,and a common painting motif in late is generally thought to have been the causemedieval period. of millions of deaths.
  9. 9. History Channel: The Plague: Part 1 Part 10: The Plague: History ChannelHistory Channel: The Plague: Part 2 Part 11: The Plague: History ChannelHistory Channel: The Plague: Part 3 Part 12: The Plague: History ChannelHistory Channel: The Plague: Part 4 Part 13: The Plague: History ChannelHistory Channel: The Plague: Part 5 Part 14: The Plague: History ChannelHistory Channel: The Plague: Part 6 Part 15: The Plague: History ChannelHistory Channel: The Plague: Part 7 Part 16: The Plague: History ChannelHistory Channel: The Plague: Part 8 Part 17: The Plague: History ChannelHistory Channel: The Plague: Part 9 Part 18: The Plague: History Channel
  10. 10. The painting is a panoramic landscape of death: the sky in the distance is blackened bysmoke from burning cities and the sea is littered with shipwrecks. Armies of skeletonsadvance on the hapless living, who either flee in terror or try vainly to fight back. Skeletonskill people in a variety of ways - slitting throats, hanging, drowning, and even hunting withskeletal dogs. In the foreground, skeletons haul a wagon full of skulls, and ring the bell thatsignifies the death knell of the world. A fool plays the lute while a skeleton behind himplays along; a starving dog nibbles at the face of a child; a cross sits lonely and impotent inthe centre of the painting. People are herded into a trap decorated with crosses, while askeleton on horseback slaughters people with a scythe. The painting depicts people ofdifferent social backgrounds - from peasants and soldiers to nobles and even a king and acardinal - being taken by death indiscriminately.The painting shows aspects of everyday European life in the mid-sixteenth century. Clothesare clearly depicted, as are pastimes such as playing cards. It shows objects such as musicalinstruments, an early mechanical clock, scenes including a funeral service, and a commonmethod of execution for sixteenth-century criminals: being lashed to a cartwheel mountedon a vertical pole.Link to source...

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