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World History: Middle Ages - The Black Death | Document Based Activity

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Grade 9, 10, 11, 12

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World History: Middle Ages - The Black Death | Document Based Activity is a comprehensive learning tool designed for educators and homeschooling parents keen on enriching their students' understanding of the infamous Bubonic Plague that shrouded 14th century Europe. It nods to active student participation while addressing core competencies.

  • The resource comes as a four-page PDF, perfect for print taking its application to traditional classroom setting.
  • An included PowerPoint with editable slides fosters customization aligning with unique class requirements.
  • An added bonus is its Google version, opening doors for streamlined remote learning or utilization within Google Classroom arrangement, making it flexible across various teaching modes be it face-to-face or online.

This activity pack adopts a hands-on approach to studying history by integrating primary sources from survivors and eyewitnesses. Learners are tasked to scrutinize these document excerpts, respond thoughtfully to critical thinking questions either orally or in writing based on educator's discretion. It concludes with an exit card/assessment where learners creatively bring together their understanding of the Black Death using evidence from activities done throughout the module.

The resource’s suitability spans across grades 9-12 Social Studies syllabus focusing on World History. Its use extends beyond providing context before diving into lectures as an initial activity, enhancing knowledge absorption post-discussion or acting as independent homework instigating self-directed discovery.

Beyond information transfer about this catastrophic historical phenomenon, this material digs deeper by encouraging learners not only to understand but analyze text extracts critically and articulate insights drawn out coherently - vital abilities preparing them both academically and morally in framing perspectives in dealing contemporary issues grounded on historical wisdom.

What's Included

1 PDF with 4 ready to print pages

1 PowerPoint with 4 editable slides

A Google version of the Activity

Resource Tags

document-based activity Black Death Bubonic Plague primary sources critical thinking bubonic plague lesson plans

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