This really useful card sort can be used as a starter or plenary exercise on the impact of the Black Death on England. It can be used as a starter or plenary and should work alongside any main stream resource on this topic.

When you purchase this resource you will receive a full editable Microsoft Word document with instructions, a learning aim and two headings cards labelled Britain 'before' and 'after' the Black Death as well as 16 statement cards that need to be sorted.

For more able students I have included an extension exercise or discussion point for the class asking them to assess which was the most important change that took place as a result of the Black Death. If you have an especially bright group, you could ask them to create a key to identify which cards were to do with money, freedom and power. You could also use these cards to help students plan or revise for an essay or assessment.

The aims and objectives for this lesson are:

Theme: Medieval Society
Know: What changed as a result of the Black Death?
Understand: How did Medieval Society change as a result of the Black Death?
Evaluate: Which changes were more important?

WILF: What Am I Looking For?
Identify and Describe: What changed as a result of the Black Death?
Explain: How did medieval society chance as a result of the Black Death?
Analyse: Which changes were more important?

If you like this resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. I've produced other card sorts for the more able such as my diamond 9 activity as well as a market place activity. If you wish you can also follow 'The History Academy' on Twitter, Google Plus, YouTube and Facebook for the latest updates or even to get in touch and chat about how you have used this resource or to ask questions. We aim to produce cheap and affordable resources for either the price of a good cup of coffee or a happy meal so that you can spend more time doing the things that you want.

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