Read the following essays and then watch the short video, both on the Black Death. You can either cut and paste the listed addresses into your search bar or use the hyperlinks attached to this assignment.
Once you have read and watched the video, answer the following questions
Question 1 (5 points):
How did the Black Death spread? Why did it affect so much of Europe? Your answer should be at least 4-5 sentences long.
Question 2 (10 points):
As the title of one of the supplemental readings suggests, the Black Death is seen as one of the greatest catastrophes in world history.
Why is it considered such a devastating occurrence? What were the short term and long term consequences of this public health tragedy? Your answer should be at least 2 paragraphs long and should Include 1 quote from the reading or film.
Question 3 (10 points):
Reflect on the lessons learned from the consequences of this disease and think about those lessons in the context we are experiencing now with the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic. What lessons should people living in our modern, integrated world take from the tragic legacy of the Black Death? Do you think there are ways for us to prevent epidemics in our Increasingly connected world? Are the epidemics In places beyond our borders other people’s problems or ours as well?
Your answer should be at least 2 paragraphs long and should Include 1 quote from the reading or film.