When It Comes to the Black Death, the Rats May Have Been Framed

When It Comes to the Black Death, the Rats May Have Been Framed

Anyone who's taken a history class knows that the Black Death was spread by rats. It may surprise you to know, however, that important research is still being done on this centuries-old pandemic, and a new study may have just changed everything you know about it. According to researchers at the University of Oslo, the rats were framed. It was dirty humans all along.

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ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

Why is it important for researchers to study how the Black Death spread?
STANDARDS:
RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence, W.1 - Writing arguments

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

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