This article describes the source of the 1918 Spanish Influenza epidemic, how it was transferred, what it meant to the soldiers in World War I, and how scientists handled the search for a vaccine. There are pictures representing specific aspects of the epidemic that help students visualize what it was like during the year long fight against the disease.
If you are teaching infectious diseases and are looking for ways to incorporate the Common Core standards in Science or Health class, this will work well for you since there are scientific terms and why it exploded into a worldwide pandemic.
If you are teaching World War I in Social Studies class, this article will help students understand the impact the flu had on the end of the war. It was truly amazing how this disease spread throughout the world and what it meant to the end of the war.
Besides this article, there is a vocabulary worksheet and an activity section that poses different scenarios with project options.
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