History / Year 8 / Historical Knowledge and Understanding

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Curriculum content descriptions

The immediate- and long-term effects of the Black Death on Asian, European and African populations, and conflicting theories about the impact of the plague¬† (ACDSEH071)

Elaborations
  • using studies of church records from the period to identify the effect of the Black Death on human populations and to consider the reliability of these statistics
  • investigating the effects of the Black Death on society (for example, labour shortages, peasant uprisings, the weakening of feudal structures and increased social mobility)
  • categorising the effects of the Black Death as either short term or long term and drawing conclusions about the severity of the Black Death
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Late Middle Ages,  Bubonic plague,  Death rate,  Populations (Society)

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