Spread of the Black Death

The Black Death Cardgame

Spread of the Black Death

Spread of the Black Death
Students use this animated map to draw their own conclusions about where the disease started and spread to, and which areas were most affected.

Video Clips: Arrival of the Black Death in [1] Italy and [2] France
These two video clips provide extra detail about the spread of disease across Europe.

Extension Activity: Graphing Task
This task requires students to use this animated map to measure the rise and fall of the pandemic over several years and make deductions about the way in which it rose and fell. There is also an Excel graph that can be used by the teacher as an illustration at the end of the exercise.

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.