A Folktale, a Famine and a Finale: The Great Famine of 1315

GeoHistory
GeoLiteracy
GeoSTEM
ELL
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson, students will examine factors that contributed to hastening the end of feudalism in medieval Europe. Students will learn about changing demographics in Europe and the Great Famine of 1315. They will examine the causes and effects of the famine in Europe and discover how folktales are influenced by historical and geographical conditions of the time.
Author: 
Diane Godfrey, Danna Lagerquist, and Karen Guerrero
Grade Range: 
6
Duration: 
2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
5: Environment and Society
National Geography Standards: 
15: How physical systems affect human systems
17: How to apply geography to interpret the past