Life in Towns


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Social Studies-Chapter 4

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  • Hello! My name is Samuel. I am 12 and have been trained for 7 years so I am a member of the guild. I have already created my masterpiece and am a "master". I am a cobbler(shoemaker). I'm earning money to help one of the sick cobblers.
  • Hi! I'm Mary. I'm also 12. I live with Samuel and his family, with my family. It's really crowded in here, (cough, cough) and smoky.
  • Meanwhile the merchant fair was taking place. At the merchant fair there was lots of music, people, and theives. The wealthy went there and there was lots of trading.
  • Back with Mary on her walk in her own town...
  • Uh-oh! I think that man has the measels. Some other dieases in my town are: Leporosy, black death, scarlet feaver, and cholera. It's not safe to be around him, I should get away.
  • Towns were filled with trash, animals, and disease.
  • We think that this man is guilty of stealing goods from a merchant fair. We are going to throw him in a well. If he sinks, he is innocent, but if he floats he is guilty.
  • This is called trial by ordeal. I hope he sinks and they take him out!
  • Back at her house...
  • Good, you're home. It's time for you to learn how to cook.
  • This sounds fun! At an early age, most girls learn how to cook and take care of the home. Some girls get married as early as age 12.
  • He'll be ok if he goes to the doctors. They would pray for him, use magic charms,, and use leeches to remove his bad blood.
  • I saw a lot today on my walk. I saw a man get arrested and I saw a man with measles.
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