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S: the black Plague

BC: This is Alec he is 13. He likes playing with Poke'mon cards, making friends, scary movies,and books. He doesn't like mysteries.

FC: Black Plague | By Alec Shara

1: The Black Plague Kills...

2: The Black Plague started around 1348 in Europe with the rats and the fleas that came by ship. The Plague spread by the rats/fleas. | The fleas attached themselves to the rats... that started the whole thing. | Harbor: Harbor means the dock where ships go.

3: The people of the town put the bodies of the victims in the streets.

4: People that were infected had boils that were really big and bruised. | Flagellants: It means people who whipped themselves.

5: The Dance Of Death | Townspeople thought that the dying were dancing because when they were really sick and close to death they would do dance like movements. The Dance of Death meant the dying danced wherever they were.

6: The dead were not so lively-looking anymore, and their ribs could be seen which was not good.The corpses looked unusual, and all dried up, like a mummy.

7: Ring around the Rosy, It means the Dead were burned to ashes... A gruesome song.

8: The dead bodies were either buried or burned. Unfortunately, the Plague became airborne from the smoke. This helped spread the disease.

9: This is the plague mask doctors wore to prevent breathing in the disease. They had to wear it to protect their lungs. | Knowledge: Knowledge means What you know, about something.

10: General Notes/Details to Include: THe Plague is believed to have started in October, 1347 when ships carrying seamen back home to Europe got really sick due to black rats that carried fleas infested with bacteria. Their illness was named the Black Death, a.k.a. The Bubonic Plague. There were a lot of bodies that were affected. These bodies of victims of the plague were burned, but then they realized the plague was airborne so it was more of a threat. In 1348, which was the second year of the plague, it reached Italy, Spain, England and France. The following year it spread to Holland, Austria, Hungary, Switzerland, and Germany. By 1350 the Black Death reached Scandinavia and the Baltic countries. It is estimated to have ended in 1351 and is said to have killed about 2/3 of the European population.

11: Works Cited Adams, Simon, and Simon Maddison. The Kingfisher Atlas of the Medieval World. London: Kingfisher, 2006. Print. Pirotta, Saviour, and Adam Hook. Health and Medicine. North Mankato, MN: Smart Apple Media, 2004. Print. Routh, H. V. Medieval. Cambridge: Univ., 1927. Print.

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