The BCSC are thrilled to be supporting Black Country Living Museum’s History at Home project.
Have you checked out the History at Home mini-documentary about the devastating 1832 cholera outbreak that hit the Black Country? There’s also an interactive Powerpoint to use with Key Stages 1 & 2 for home learning.
University of Wolverhampton’s Dr Martin Khechara has provided a great quickfire video explaining what cholera is and how it spreads.
Oh, and in case you were wondering: with no @NHSuk, cholera was REALLY bad news. @DrKhechara from @wlv_uni gives us the science that they didn’t have, and it’s not for the faint-hearted🤢 https://t.co/idTgKlblhv pic.twitter.com/lltD7cQqRJ
— Black Country Living Museum (@BCLivingMuseum) May 13, 2020
And finally, here’s our BCSC coordinator Dr Jenny Gilbert looking at how living conditions in the Black Country during the 1830s contributed to the spread of the disease:
Don’t forget to check out the rest of our Lockdown Learning series, sharing research into the Black Country’s past, present and future.