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London's Horrible History
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London's Horrible History

Slide 1 - Tekstslide

In four lessons we'll be learning about the horrid things that have happened in London.

By the end of the lesson you'll know more about 1 historical event + 1 important figure of London's past.
Today you'll be hearing more about the Plague but first let's discuss a guy known by the name Jack the Ripper...

Listen and watch + do the activities in class. 

Your homework can be 
found on the last slide(s)!

Slide 2 - Tekstslide

Jack the Ripper
Name: 'Jack the Ripper'

Other names: 
Prince Albert, Dr T Neill Cream, Mangatue John Druitt,
 James Kelly, Michael Ostrog

Age: 39

Occupation: serial killer

Trademark appearance:
black top hat, long black cloak with red lining 

Slide 3 - Tekstslide

Favourite hangouts: 
Whitechapel, East London --> --> --> --> --> --> --> --> --> -->

anatomy, internal organs, knives, writing letters, blood graffiti

police investigations, alibis, busy-bodies, the media

Looking for: 
drunken female prostitutes, loose women
A piece of clothing from one of the victims was found on Goulston Street.

Slide 4 - Tekstslide

Slide 5 - Video

Slide 6 - Tekstslide

Slide 7 - Video

The Plague
The dreaded plague was thought to begin in 1130s China. 
By August 1348 it reached Britain and 3 months later, it reached the city of London.
In 1350, the plague finally died away but 
up to 2 million people had died from the plague by then. 

In 1665, the plague came back. London was firthy, stinking and overcrowded and because temperatures rose throughout the spring and summer, the plague went from strenght to strenght killing lots of people once more (around 100,000). 

Funny fact: people believed that the Great Fire of London 
(last week's lesson) put an end to the epidemic.
(Not true though...)

Slide 8 - Tekstslide

Slide 9 - Video

What do you think?
  • Why did the plague spread so quickly (both in 1348 and 1665)?
  • Why was there so little understanding about medicine and health in the 14th Century?
  • What would have happened if people had known about germs or had had microscopes?
  • Were there any positive outcomes of the 1348 plague?

Slide 10 - Tekstslide

Write approximately 250 words (in Dutch) on Jack the Ripper.
Answer the questions (from the previous slide) + the activies on the next slide on the Plague.

Hand it in next week
(print it out please)!!!
Show me next week!
(in your notebook)
You can do some research to answer the questions or just to have some more background information...

Slide 11 - Tekstslide

Homework Activities

The plague was nog a pleasant experience! People in the 14th Century didn't know much about what caused sickness and how to treat it.
Look at the symptoms, the cures and preventative measures and answer exercises A, B and C (hand in next week!)...

A. Put the list of gruesome symptoms into the order that you think a sufferer would have experienced them. 
1. internal bleeding
2. arms and legs become sore
3. headache, chills and fever
4. death
5. swellings split open, oozing blood and pus
6. swellings on neck and limbs
9. neasea and vomiting

B. Which four of the following do you think were used as 'cures' during the plague of 1348-1350?
1. putting the tail feathers of a live chicken onto the boils
2. rubbing antiseptic cream onto the boils
3. drinking lots of water
4. slicing the boils open, burning them with a red-hot poker
5. bathing in your own urine
6. eating plenty of fruit and vegetables
7. applying a live frog or toad to the buboes

C. Which three of the following do you think were used to 'prevent' the plague?
1. taking aspirine
2. sterilising everything in the house
3. eating a balanced diet
4. smoking tobacco
5. smelling sweet herbs or flowers
6. praying

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