Clues are given to students in a drip-feed approach.
First they try to work out why Jewish people were persecuted during the 14th century.
Next they work out why Jewish people (in particular) might have been targeted as ready scapegoats for the outbreak of the Black Death in the 1300s.
The enquiry is engaging and pacey, and finishes off by getting students to identify parallels between the worrying treatment of Jewish people in response to COVID-19, and their treatment during the medieval period across Europe.
- Lesson presentation: PowerPoint
- Lesson write-up: PDF
- Worksheet 1-2: PDF
- Resource Sheet 1, 2 and 3: PDF