The Black Death

By: Lauren Mallette and Hollee Rogers

Essential Question: What effects did the Black Death have on trade and economics in Western Europe?

Interactive Video:

The spreading of the Black Death over the years...

- Time period: 1347-1353

- Spread of Black Death: When ships docked in Messina from the Black Sea people found that most of the crew members were dead. People tried to dispel the ships and prevent whatever infectious disease it brought from spreading. A failed attempt at that contributed to the spark of the plague.

-Population demographic: The plague killed about 100 million lives, a third of the population.

-Social and economic consequences: The aftermath of the Black Death breakout included economical turmoil. The trading prices went up because there were more supply and less demand. As the shortage of qualified priests increased, the churches credibility was questioned. The social norms have been warped because of this.

The Modern Plague: How It Works

Trade During The Period Of The Black Death:

Discussion: How do you think trade contributed to the spread of The Black Death?

What The Virus Looks Like:

The Virus Carrier:

Saint Borromeo Assists The Ill:

Essential Question:

Essential Question: What effects did the Black Death have on trade and economics in Western Europe?

Critical Thinking Question:

After addressing the Essential Question, think about this Critical Thinking Question...

How can the Black Death be viewed as an overall positive outcome in Western Europe?

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