July 1, 2020

Timely Connections: Worldwide Health Crisis

As the world confronts global health problems such as epidemics or pandemics, involve your students in an authentic lesson that looks at past primary sources to increase understanding of health related issues. Encourage students to use past and current information and digital tools to research, make informed decisions and contribute to their own and their community’s health information. This lesson idea, which  also includes guiding questions, a curated set of historical primary sources, … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Influenza

Influenza learning resources Timely Connections: Worldwide Health Crisis Believe in the Power of Your Own Story: Connect Your Story to America’s Story Early influenza sources An address of thanks from the faculty to the Right Honble, Mr. Influenzy for his kind visit to this country 1803 An account of the origin, symptoms, and cure of the influenza or epidemic catarrh 1832 Kartogramma "grippa", oktiabrʹ 1889-mart 1890 shows occurrence of influenza by province … [Read more...]

NHD 2019: 20th-Century World History

Spanish Influenza: The Tragedy of a Deadly Virus in Wartime The Influenza Epidemic of 1918 (Spanish Flu) timeline and select historical newspaper articles Influenza 1918-1919 historical newspaper coverage Spanish flu 1918-1919 historical newspaper coverage Influenza spread by droplets sprayed from nose and throat U. S. Treasury dept. Public health service, 1918 Joint Resolution To aid in combating "Spanish influenza" and other communicable diseases 65th Congress, October 1, 1918 … [Read more...]

Today in History: Yellow Fever

Today in History–August 27–the Library of Congress features the discovery that mosquitos transmit yellow fever by U.S. Army physician James Carroll and pathologist Walter Reed on this day in 1900. The discovery was made because Carroll allowed allowed an infected mosquito to feed on him, resulting in severe yellow fever sickness. Learn more about yellow fever by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more related primary sources. U.S. Army Physicians … [Read more...]