Presentation on theme: "Trade, The Crusades and the Plague. Objectives: ●Define and discuss the effects of: Mercantilism, the Crusades and the Black Plague. ●Create a sequence."— Presentation transcript:
Objectives: ●Define and discuss the effects of: Mercantilism, the Crusades and the Black Plague. ●Create a sequence of events of the following: The Crusades, Mercantilism and The Plaque. ●Create a diagram/mental map to explain the cause and effect relationship between The Crusades, Mercantilism and The Plague.
Analyze and explain the connection between Mercantilism and the Crusades. What impact did these have on the spread of the Bubonic/Black Plague? Mercantilism AKA Commercialism –the act of trading with other countries/regions to build wealth
Exchange of goods and ideas (AKA cultural diffusion) Silk Cotton Spices Glass Paper Cucumbers Grapes Religious beliefs (Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism) Gems Textiles Alphabet Sugar Rice Perfumes Gunpowder Porcelain
Objective: Analyze and explain the connection between Mercantilism and the Crusades. Essential Question: What impact did these have on the spread of the Bubonic/Black Plague? The Crusades A series of brutal religious wars fought by European, Roman Catholics to win control of Palestine – the birthplace of Christianity – from Muslim rule.
The Disease Cycle Flea drinks rat blood that carries the bacteria. Flea’s gut clogged with bacteria. Bacteria multiply in flea’s gut. Flea bites human and regurgitates blood into human wound. Human is infected!
The Symptoms Bulbous (this is where the term “Bubonic” came from) Septicemic Form: almost 100% mortality rate.
The Famine of 1315-1317 ☠ By 1300 Europeans were farming almost all the land they could cultivate. ☠ A population crisis developed. ☠ Climate changes and excessive rain in Europe produced three years of crop failures between 1315-17. ☠ As many as 15% of the peasants in some English villages died. ☠ One consequence of starvation & poverty was susceptibility to disease.