Year 8 - History - The Black Plague - Living conditions in Medieval times


There are 13 slides in this lesson.

This lesson covers:

Living conditions and religious beliefs in the 14th Century including life expectancy medical knowledge and beliefs about the power of God. Students learn about the different medicine that the people used during the black plague.


An outline of the lesson is below:

  • Reading background information - questions
  • Resource sheet on Medieval medicine in Europe
  • Questions on ideas seeking a cause or cure
  • Student worksheet on seeking a cause or cure
  • You tube clip on Medieval medicine
  • PowerPoint on sources – includes examples to test students with
  • History sources – chronology worksheet – read and complete activities
  • Dividing history – read and discuss
  •  Medieval London – source work pictorial