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8HCC - Black Death: Task

Historical Inquiry

Task Requirements

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 minimum of two sources (at least one primary).
  4. Bibliography: Referenced (including sources) using Harvard style and listed alphabetically.

Research Topics

You are to research all of the following topics in your notes. Chapter 19 in your textbook will provide relevant information.

Primary & Secondary Source

Focus Questions Guide

You are to include focus questions for all of the following topics. You can use a 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?

Role of Expanding Trade

Who?

What? What effect did the disease have on trade?

When?

Where?

Why?

      How?

Living Conditions

      Who?

      What? What were the living conditions like?

When?

Where?

Why?

      How?

Modern Scientific Theories on the Cause

Who? Who was affected by the disease?

What? What caused the disease?

When? When did it start?

Where? Where can it be traced back to?

Why? Why wasn’t it stopped?

      How? How did it spread?