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The role of expanding trade between Europe and Asia in the Black Death, including the origin and spread of the disease (ACDSEH069)

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  • mapping the spread of the Black Death (Asia, Africa, Europe) in the fourteenth century CE
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

International trade,  Late Middle Ages,  Bubonic plague,  Disease transmission

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Black Death: the disease

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Beef cattle industry, 1932

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Diphtheria ward of the Melbourne Hospital, Christmas 1900

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