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FC: The History of the Black Plague | By: Kevin Wambold and Amadou Sylla

1: The History of the Black Plague Written by Kevin Wambold and Amadou Sylla 2011 at Eyer Middle School

2: How it Spread The Black Plague spread starting with a flea. The flies in Europe carried a germ that caused this sickness. When they bite a living thing, they infect it. They started to bite the rats who then bit humans.

3: On the trading ships the infected rats went on and started to bite many people on the ships. Then, many Mongol soldiers began to die.

4: Blamed for Sickness The sad thing about this was that the Jews of Europe were blamed for all of this. Europe developed a hatred for the Jews and spread the rumor that the Jews started the plague.

5: Types of Plague There were 2 different types of plagues. One of them was called the bubonic. Some symptoms of this terrible sickness were, painful black swelling on body, and tongue became a different color.

6: The second type of the plague was called pneumoni. Some symptoms are infection of lungs and throat and chest pains. It was passed on by coughing and snezzing

7: The Effects in Europe | There were many effects on the Europe throughout this horrible time. The economy was effected the most out of all of this. The prices of the crops fell because there were less demands for food. The manufactured item's prices went up because there were less craftsmen to make the supplies.

8: Journal Entry | When I was in Europe I got the Black Plague. When I got to Europe there was a lot of bugs over me and I knew I got bit a couple times. After that my hands and some parts of my body turned black. I discovered that I got bit from the bugs and by then I was dead from the Black Plague. | -Amadou Sylla | June 4,1315

9: Journal Entry | When I was in Europe I got the Black Plague. When I got it I had black spots all over me. It was really disgusting. Then, my tongue became a different color. Now I remember that a rat bit me and I think I got it from that. My lungs and throat began to get sore and I was getting violent chest pains. Before I knew it I was dead. | -Kevin Wambold | August 12, 1316

10: Bibliography | Medieval World. Danbury: Groilier Educational, 2001. Print. Zahler, Diane. The Black Death. Minneapolis: Twenty-First Century, 2009. Print. McGowen, Tom. The Black Death. San Diego: Biel, William M, 1989. Print.

11: Kevin Wambold is in seventh grade at Eyer Middle School. He loves to play basketball and hang out with friends. | Amadou Sylla is in seventh grade at Eyer Middle School. He loves to play football and hang with friends.

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