Why was the Bubonic Plague (Black Death) so devastating to European society?



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Ms. Padron

Bubonic Plague DBQ Essay

Due: 11/1/16

SS.912.W.2.14: Describe the causes and effects of The Black Death.



Why was the Bubonic Plague (Black Death) so devastating to European society?

Format:

Write a response that:



  • Has a relevant thesis

  • Supports the thesis with evidence from the documents.

  • Analyzes the documents by grouping them in as many appropriate ways as possible. Does not simply summarize the documents individually.

  • Takes into account both the sources of the documents and the author’s points of view.

  • Cites evidence from included source perspectives.

    • There are no page numbers so your citation should look this this : (Doc. #)

Note: The PDF of the documents includes the rubric.

DO NOT panic that the rubric says AP World History. This is a basic rubric for history essays.

DO look at the rubric and see what is expected of you in terms of grouping the documents, as well as citing them.

DO use the rubric as a checklist for your essay.

DO know that you are more than capable of writing a fantastic essay.



DO keep in mind that this is simply the first essay of the year and there is plenty of room for improvement.

I look forward to reading your essays!


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