The Cures for the Black Death

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Key takeaways
What medieval medicine looked like.
How people tried to cure the Black Death.
Did any of the cures work?
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!

One of the 'cures' that was used for the Black Death was leeches. Find out more methods in this class! In this class students will learn about the ways in which medieval people tried to cure the Black Death. Students will be guided through what medieval medicine looked liked, how people tried to cure the Black Death and if any of the cures worked. This class is aimed at students in Year 7 but is an interesting topic for any student to learn more about!

Learn more about the Black Death: Causes of the Black DeathThe Spread of the Black DeathThe Consequences of the Black Death

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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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