History: Year 7 Investigate Black Death Cures and Causes


Year 7 spent last week investigating The Black Death. 

In teams, the children began their investigations with a visit from a 'Medieval Witch Doctor' who read them a proclamation from King Edward III.


Their task was simple - examine the contents of 7 evidence boxes and surmise whether they were looking at a Cause, Symptom or Cure for the Plague.


As you can see from the pictures, the children were quickly involved in playing detective!


Some of the evidence, such as the leeches, rats or crushed emeralds, caused some serious head-scratching but the children very quickly came up with some weird, wacky and often very clever ideas!