This is an arts integration lesson plan in which students will use critical thinking skills to weigh the protection of public health against the rights of an individual. The teacher will act in character (first person historical interpretation) as Mary, presenting her case to the Board of Health. At the end, students must decide her fate, do they let her go? Keep her in forced quarantine? What requirements will they make of her if she's granted freedom, or what will you do with her if she's not allowed to leave the hospital? The script is based on one of Mary's letters and includes historical notes and acting strategies.