The Black Death

By: Jordan Frye and Eddy Garcia

Essential Question:
Is there justification for societies to cut off trading during an outbreak of diseases?

Time period

-The Black Death was first recorded in Europe (1347)

-England recorded it's Black Death in September (1348)

-Italian ships from Kaffa arrived in Constantinople in May 1347 with the Black Death on board. It broke out in early July.

- It ended in 1353

Here's a video explaining Black Plague

"Secrets of the Black Death - by Nature Video." YouTube. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Dec. 2014.

Spread of Black Death

It spread throughout Europe from fleas. The fleas would feed off of rodents (especially black rats). It spread through the respiratory system. Yersin bacillus was a bacteria that is common in the stomach of certain fleas.

This is an example of what the fleas look like

"The Plague / Black Death." The Plague / Black Death. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Dec. 2014.

Population Demographics

Europe's population harshly affected by the plague.

Portugal lost one third of its population

Italy lost between 30 and 60% of their population.

About 45% of the population died in the Scandinavia.

Pope Clement VI estimated that 23,840,000 people had died during this outbreak.

This is a picture of the population changes more into the plague

"Population Geopgraphy." Population Geopgraphy. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Dec. 2014.

Social and economic consequences

The plague spread through trading from the sailors who had the disease. Some parts of Europe cut off trading cause of it. There were so many loss of workers so it caused a shortage. Jews were often targeted, since people were at a loss to explain the plague. Entire Jewish settlements were exterminated in some cases. The demand for people to work the land was so high that it threatened the manorial holdings. The prices of both goods produced locally and those imported from afar skyrocketed.

Haiku Deck Presentation:

Black Death assessment

CQ: What did the Balck Death mostly impact?


The Black Death mostly impacted the trading. Because it was spread through trading because of the sailors who had the disease. Countries started to cut off trading because they didn't want the disease. So the economy went down, so that meant less money for the people

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