Author:
Utah Lesson Plans
Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
Middle School
Tags:
Ebsco, Gale, UOL, UOL6-8, Uollesson, Uolsocialstudies, Worldbook
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
Language:
English
Media Formats:
Text/HTML

Education Standards

Sailors and Rats and Fleas - Oh My!

Sailors and Rats and Fleas - Oh My!

Overview

This resource is a Social Studies student activity that utilizes Utah's Online Library resources - specifically in the following databases to help students learn about disease!

  • EBSCO Explora Elementary and Middle School
  • EBSCO Primary Search
  • EBSCO Middle Search Plus
  • World Book Encyclopedia
  • Gale InfoTrac Junior Edition
  • Gale InfoTrac Student Edition
  • Gale Student Resource Center - Junior

About Utah’s Online Library

Utah's Online Library provides Utah educators and students free access to high-quality reference collections such as EBSCO, Gale Reference Collection, World Book, eMedia, and LearningExpress Library.

This activity was designed to help educators utilize this amazing resource in their classrooms.

Note: Utah educators and students visiting Utah's Online Library from a school computer should be automatically authenticated. When at home, students must use the home access login that their teacher or school media specialist can provide. Utah educators can use either their my.uen login or the home access login.

Activity

Essential Question: How can disease affect the course of history?


What was the Black Death? What were the origins of this disease? What was the actual disease that became known as the Black Death? How did it spread? How was it treated? About how many people died?  What areas of the world were affected? How did it affect human behavior? What social changes came about as a result of this disease? What was the historical significance of the Black Death?

You can find all the gory details in the following great Utah's Online Library resources:

  • EBSCO Explora Elementary and Middle School
  • EBSCO Primary Search
  • EBSCO Middle Search Plus
  • World Book Encyclopedia
  • Gale InfoTrac Junior Edition
  • Gale InfoTrac Student Edition
  • Gale Student Resource Center - Junior

 

Curriculum Connections:

Social Studies - 6th Grade