Consequences of the Black Death

The Black Death Cardgame


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Hexagons Activity: Consequences of the Black Death
This activity is approached through a ‘Hexagons’ approach which is outlined in detail here. Students cut up the hexagons and organise them in logical groups, with adjacent sides of hexagons indicating connections that are then explained around the diagram. The hexagons were created using the Hexagons Generator.

Primary Sources: Consequences of the Black Death
“The English chronicler Henry Knighton wrote about the effects of the Black Death in England in 1348-50 as follows. Your task is to read through each slip and underline any key details. You might choose to use green to indicate positive results, and red to indicate negative ones. Next, cut each slip out and decide where to place it in your hexagon diagram from the previous activity. Make sure you explain why you have placed it in that spot with a few words. Finally, use your completed diagram to write a final Diary Entry outlining the impact of the Black Death”.

Video extract for further detail: Consequences of the Black Death (18m)





The Black Death is a popular subject of study with students. This self-contained scheme of work contains a strong role-play element built around a diary that builds up over several lessons.