History Mystery: The Black Death

This History Mystery: The Black Death activity & project also includes:

Was the medieval Black Death the same disease as the modern bubonic plague? Your class members become the top investigators in the case, examining a variety of exhibits (i.e. disease descriptions, sample historical letter, map, etc.) in order to inform their understanding of this truly interesting question.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Multiple opportunities to practice primary source analysis
  • Includes very engaging opening videos to set the stage
Cons

  • Exhibits will need to be reformatted since they do not appear properly in the document
Common Core