Closure: Actively read the packet surrounding the Bubonic Plague (individually, students will review slides 29-48) • What did you learn about the Bubonic Plague? • What conclusions can we make as we carefully assess the causes & long-term impacts. • What does this “historical episode” say about Medieval Europeans and their comprehension of diseases – both causes and effects, and in terms of dealing with epidemics like the “Black Death?” • What role did the “growth of towns” play in the rapid spread & death of over 1/3 of the inhabitants throughout Western Europe? • Do you think a similar epidemic may have similar outcomes/impact on contemporary American society? Why, or why not? If any, what might the president, other leaders, and medical professionals recommend/do differentially?