“Black Death” Science Grades 6-8


Black Death is a literacy and science lesson pack. An account of the pandemic, 1347-1400 across Europe. Map, drawing of the Grim Reaper. Review questions follow.


Black Death

Black Death is a 3-page science and literacy lesson pack for upper primary school and into secondary school. Bubonic Plague was a catastrophe across Europe from 1347 to 1400.  The first great pandemic! Students are familiar with this 700 year old character called the Grim Reaper

Black Death explains the where, how, what and the outcomes of this deadly disease — and it still erupts somewhere in the world in the 21st century!

Several review questions for discussion or written response follow.

Some links:  Upper Primary School, Page,  “Grasses are Graminoides” Science Grades 5-6,  Science in Time-Short Classrooms, Post“Longitude–Short Story” Grade 6-8

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