Causes of the Black Death

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Key takeaways
What caused the Black Death to spread so rapidly.
What did people think caused the Black Death at the time.
Why were people unable to find the real cause.
Alice SolomonsHost: Alice read History at Lancaster University and is now Director of History. She has been teaching History for the past 6 years. She also is a Specialist Leader of Education in History and an AQA examiner. Alice's aim is simply to inspire her students to love History as much as she does!

There were a lot of different speculations for why the Black Death happened from God to miasma. Tune in to find out the actual cause of the Black Death! In this class, students will be guided through what caused the Black Death to spread rapidly, what people thought caused it, and why there were unable to find the real cause. This info-packed session is great for students in Year 7 who want a full picture of the Black Death or older students who want to learn more!

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Suitable for:

This class is suitable for students in Year 7.

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
What to expect:
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