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Teaching The medieval mind & a deadly dancing mania

The medieval mind & a deadly dancing mania

Five hundred years ago in July, a strange mania seized the city of Strasbourg. Citizens by the hundreds became compelled to dance, seemingly for no reason — jigging trance-like for days, until unconsciousness or. In some cases, they even died.

Ned Pennant-Rea
The Public Domain Review

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What caused people to dance themselves to death in 1518?
STANDARDS:
RH.2 - Main Ideas, RH.3 - Historical Process, RH.8 - Evaluate Argument

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

1,2,4
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