Gadsden State Sample Assignment

Artist's impression of soldiers in 1066 (1880)

How do you explain a plague that decimated Europe, the center of Christendom? Those who suffered and survived the Black Death wrestled with this question. Using contemporary accounts from the period, create a narrative of the Black Death. The assignment should include a variety of voices and be written in a journal-like style, as someone recording events as they unfold.

Accounts from Black Death
black death

primary sources black death


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