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8HCC - Black Death: Task

Historical Inquiry

Task Requirements Alternative

Purpose: You are to independently conduct a Historical Inquiry to develop important research skills and to develop a greater knowledge and understanding of the Black Death.

You are to use the accompanying template document:

In the template you are to complete the following:

  1. Focus Questions: Questions to guide your research.
  2. Research Notes: Structured notes in point form, in your own words, and organised under subheadings.
  3. Source Analysis: Analysis of a sources or your choice (must be a primary source).
  4. Bibliography: Referenced (including sources) using Harvard style and listed alphabetically.

Research Topics Modified

You are to research all the following topics in your notes. Chapter numbers from textbooks provide a guide.

Primary & Secondary Source

Focus Question Guide

You are to include focus questions for all of the following topics. You can use the LibGuide, your text book and the internet to conduct your research in finding answers to the questions.

TOPIC

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING REQUIRED

FOCUS QUESTIONS

Symptoms

Who?

What? What are the symptoms of the disease?

When?

Where?

Why?

How?

Origins

Who?

What?  

When?

Where? Where was the disease first discovered?

Why?

How?

Spread

Who?

What?

When?

Where?

Why?

      How? How did the disease spread?

Living Conditions

      Who?

      What? What were the living conditions like?

When?

Where?

Why?

      How?