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

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Compare Contagious Fevers

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

Dear Mr. Murphy:

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

Journal Entries

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

Bring Out Your Dead

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

Dr. Benjamin Rush

Read about Dr. Benjamin Rush, and then prepare a written or oral report discussing what you learned.

Dr. William Currie

Research the life of Dr. William Currie. Prepare a biographical sketch discussing Dr. Currie.

Read All About It

Write a newspaper article about an event that occurred in the book.

1790s Medicines

Read about ,medicines in the 1790s--how they were made, what types...

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