What is or are the actual cause(s) of the plague? What is the name of the disease agent which causes the plague?
What types of plague are there? How are they different?
What are the symptoms of having the plague?
What are modern treatments for the plague? What medicines are used for treatment? What herbs or other medicines were used in the Middle Ages?
How did people during the 1300's react when trying to find the cause of the plague?
Is the plague a health problem today? Might it be in the future? Give a source for your evidence.
How is AIDS like and unlike the plague? What are similarities in terms of how society has reacted? What are differences in terms of transferring the disease from person to person?
How was the Black Plague Spread? Why was it so deadly and spread so easily through the population?
Describe why or how the plague spread from the port cities of the Mediterranean into the heartland of Europe and even up to England and Ireland
Describe how the plague spread through food webs.
Why would the plague spread more quickly in the highly populated cities than in the open country?
People who kept their food free of vermin and were extremely cleaned may have had less plague. Why?
What was the FUNCTION of the Plague? What was the function it played in the ecosystems in which it was found?
How did the plague affect the habitat for human life immediately and then later over the years? Were there positive as well as negative affects?
DRAW a sketch of the two types of animals which are involved with carrying plague
Cholera was also an important health problem then and still is today. Write down any information you found about it here:
Copy Your Voyage or Pilgrimage Itinerary Here!
Write down how many days you spend in each town (roll of the die!)
What did you find out about several cities? Did you find out anything about those places back in the Middle Ages?
How many towns and cities did you visit before contracting the plague?
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How did you feel when you got the bad news? Did it give you a little jolt of fear?
Can you imagine what it must be like for people to find out they have really bad diseases like cancer or AIDS from your experience? Why or why not?