Presentation on theme: "My name is Samuel, Samuel Pepys – you can call me Mr Pepys. I will be your guide around the city – London. Always start by clicking on my picture so you."— Presentation transcript:
My name is Samuel, Samuel Pepys – you can call me Mr Pepys. I will be your guide around the city – London. Always start by clicking on my picture so you can read extracts from my famous diary. The year is 1665 - troubled times lie ahead. Death’s dark shadow has returned and the smell of fear hangs in the streets (and other unmentionable odours). After you’ve read this click here and continue. Hot link to useful site ICE – search engine Next page What did Mr Pepys see on June 7 th that really frightened him? Describe how you would feel if while walking along a street near your home you came upon the same scene. Presenter
Rumours have spread through the city that the Plague has returned. I have bought some tobacco and sweet smelling herbs for protection. For some it is already too late! ‘God have mercy on us!’ Click here When people heard the rumours what did they do, how did they react? Look at the wood carving below. What does it tell us about the people’s behaviour? Make a radio broadcast describing what’s happening in and around London as the rumours spread.
All the signs were there and we ignored them. The city was already in a foul and vile condition. When Summer came my instincts warned me that something terrible was about to happen. Click here Explain how these different elements created a recipe for disease and disaster. Weather during the winter of 1664-65 Summer weather 1665 Street and housing conditions Population Animals
You would probably laugh at some of our strange ideas and the desperate things people would do to protect themselves from the plague. But if you were in our shoes what would you have done? Click here then the book page 1.Research the symptoms of this terrible disease. 2.Complete the symptoms/ causes sheet by clicking here here 3.Recreate and record a plague doctor surgery. You will need patients with symptoms and a doctor to prescribe treatments.
In the summer of 1665 the plague spread through the city bringing pain and death to thousands. The Bills of Mortality figures were shocking! We prayed for a quick end to the suffering but the death carts kept coming and every night we heard the call ‘bring out your dead!’ The cry still sends a chill through my body. Click here 1.Where did the plague start and how did it spread across the city? 2. Complete the spreadsheet with weekly deaths from the plague between June 1665 and Dec 1665. Analyse and graph the results.spreadsheetJune 1665 and Dec 1665
The King and the authorities tried to stop the plague spreading but it was hopeless. Within weeks we heard reports that the plague had reached Cambridge and the Midlands. One village in Derbyshire was very badly affected. The courage of the people of Eyam would go down in history. Click here 1.Research the story of Eyam, the main characters and the sacrifice they made. Prepare a short speech 100-150 words supporting the decision or arguing against it. 2. Choose one family from Eyam and tell their story. What happened to them? Did any survive?
You probably had a good laugh at some of our strange ideas about the causes of the Plague and some of the treatments we came up with. But you must remember that the Plague spread panic and fear across the country. What would you do if a strange disease started to spread in your community? Then again – in the 21 st century it couldn’t happen. Could it? Click here Research a modern day pandemic that’s caused panic across the world. Explain the causes and how people reacted. What precautions did governments introduce? How are these pandemics similar and different to the Plague of 1665?