An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 Fun Activities

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Fun Activities

The 20 enjoyable, interactive classroom activities that are included will help your students understand the text in amusing ways. Fun Classroom Activities include group projects, games, critical thinking activities, brainstorming sessions, writing poems, drawing or sketching, and more that will allow your students to interact with each other, be creative, and ultimately grasp key concepts from the text by "doing" rather than simply studying.

1. Compare Contagious Fevers

Research different types of contagious fevers. Make a chart and compare these fevers to yellow fever.

2. Dear Mr. Murphy:

Write Jim Murphy and tell him what you did and did not like about the book.

3. Journal Entries

Imagine that you lived in Philadelphia when yellow fever swept through the city in 1793. Write journal entries about your experiences.

4. Bring Out Your Dead

Read "Bring Out Your Dead: The Great Plague of Yellow Fever in Philadelphia in 1793" by J. H. Powell.

5. Dr. Benjamin Rush...

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