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The mystery of the Charterhouse Square skeletons

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Can your pupils work out the mystery of the skeletons?  Why were so many bodies buried in the city of London?

They will be using all the skills we want from historians: asking questions, generating hypotheses, using tentative language, investigating further and adapting their first ideas.

And, they will pull of this work together at the end! This enquiry really models the enquiry process for them too.

You could use this lesson to introduce the Black Death to your classes. You could follow this up with the long term consequences by using our free lesson – Is Freddie’s mum right to complain?

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