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Do Now: Take out your sources you read last night. Review them for a minute Discuss with your groups: 1.Summarize for them what you read 2.How were the accounts similar/different? 3.Which one is more reliable? Why might one version (side A or B) convey more accurate info? 4.What were some of the impacts described by both? 5.What do you think our aim will be for today?
The Culprits What was the Black Death? Fleas carried the bacteria to rats; would also bite humans Bubonic Plague
The Symptoms Bulbous Septicemic Form: almost 100% mortality rate.
Why do you think Europeans were so frightened or confused by this?
Attempts to Stop the Plague A Doctor’s Robe “Leeching”
The Mortality Rate 25,000,000 dead in Europe!!! (1/3 of the pop.) 75,000,000 dead worldwide
Attempts to Stop the Plague Pogroms against the Jews “Jew” hat “Golden Circle” obligatory badge
Do you know this song? ✤ Ring around the rosy A pocketful of posies "Ashes, Ashes" We all fall down! “Ring around the Rosy” = rose colored ring around the sores “Pocketful of posies” = sweet smelling flowers to ward off the stench of the dead/dying “ashes to ashes” = achoo (sneezing) “we all fall down” = you’re dead
How did the Black Death spread to/across Europe? Analyze one side of the map handout and answer the questions! If you are having trouble seeing the map, I will provide a color one for you on the powerpoint… When finished, share with your partner and discuss: –Do you think the black death was unavoidable?
How did the Black Death spread to Europe? - Trade routes (The Silk Road)! Mongols spread it to China, Middle East, India -Battles also helped the disease spread. As Mongols fought with Christians, they catapulted dead bodies into Christian cities -This is our first example of “germ warfare” in history
And how did it spread ACROSS Europe?
1348-A boat arrived (from Constantinople) to Messina Italy Everyone on board was dead As people took the goods off the boats, the germs (and rats) started to spread People didn’t know what caused the spread and just kept trading European cities were so dirty and that did not help! But certain communities, like the Jews, were more isolated and had cleaner daily practices, so they were not affected as much.
How did the Plague affect society, religion and the economy? Time to act out the BLACK DEATH!
How did the Plague affect society, religion and the economy? Using your assigned reading, identify religious, societal, and/or economic effects the Plague had on Europe When you are done, discuss: - Which effect do you think was MOST destructive to society at the time?
How did the Plague affect society, religion and the economy? SocietyReligionEconomy -Neighbors scared to interact breakdown of community ties and family ties -Population declines -Anti-Semitism emerges (People blamed the Jews for the Plague) -Artwork starts to reflect dreary themes -Loss of faith: they believed God was punishing them (ex. Flagellent Brahren) - People became aware of corruption in the Church -Overall: faith starts to decline -Little trade (people scared to interact with one another) -Survivors demanded higher wages nobles/peasant relationship damaged (decline of feudalism) -Production declined Using your assigned reading, identify religious, societal, and/or economic effects the Plague had on Europe
Boccaccio in The Decameron The victims ate lunch with their friends and dinner with their ancestors.
Attempts to Stop the Plague Flagellanti: Self-inflicted “penance” for our sins!