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BELLWORK 1.Explain the rise and fall of the Mayan civilization. 2.What were the capitals of the Aztec and Inca? 3.What were chinampas? How were they beneficial.

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1 BELLWORK 1.Explain the rise and fall of the Mayan civilization. 2.What were the capitals of the Aztec and Inca? 3.What were chinampas? How were they beneficial to Aztec society? 4.How was Aztec society organized? 5.Who was Pachacuti? 6.THINKER: What do these Mesoamerican civilizations have in common?

2 The Bubonic Plague The Bubonic Plague, also known as The Black Plague or The Black Death spread throughout Europe between The Black Plague was one of the most devastating pandemics in history: –Killed 1/3 of the population in Europe and Asia –Reduced the world’s population from 450 million to 350 million by –It took 150 years for Europe’s population to recover Started in East Asia (China) and spread west throughout Europe

3 Spread of the Black Plague in Europe

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5 The Bubonic Plague Symptoms started with the appearance of boils in the neck and armpits, which oozed pus and blood when opened. Followed by a severe fever and vomiting of blood Body would be covered with black spots and rashes Sometimes it infected the lungs and caused respiratory problems. Most victims died within 2-7 days after infection.

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7 A scene showing plague- infected monks being blessed by a priest. England

8 Some countries chose to burn infected people in groups.

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10 One more nursery rhyme…. Ring around the rosies Pockets full of posies Ashes, ashes, We all fall down. What do you think this nursery rhyme is about? It’s actually about the Black Plague! A rosie rash and rings on your skin were symptoms of the Black Plague! Posies of herbs were carried as protection and to ward off the smell Ashes, Ashes refers variously to the cremation of bodies, the burning of victims’ houses, or the blackening of their skin

11 The Black Plague: Fact and Fiction During the Medieval Ages, medicine was not advanced and there was no cure for diseases. Since no one knew exactly what caused the plague, many stories were developed to explain how the plague started. These stories included Jews poisoning water, storms raining animals, aliens, and gods. We are now going to read an article that explains the history of the Plague and it’s actual causes. Pay attention as we read – there will be an assignment after!

12 Writing Assignment – Black Plague Letter You were traveling through Turkey when……… O NO……. YOU CAUGHT THE PLAGUE!!! You only have about 4 days to live, so you must write a letter to your family in Europe explaining the following: –What caused the plague –How/Where the plague spread –Symptoms of the plague Your letter must be from the viewpoint of a plague victim in 1360! Get into character! The more descriptive and creative your letter, the better! This is worth 20 points and will be your homework tonight!


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