Have students research fever outbreaks in the mid to late 1700's. Encourage them to focus on all aspects of the epidemic. Ask them to present their findings using a multimedia program such as PowerPoint.
Have students research Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the late 1700's. Encourage them to focus on businesses, politics, and downtown areas. Ask them to present their findings using a multimedia program such as PowerPoint.
From Another Perspective
FEVER, 1793 is primarily told through Mattie's eyes. Have students select key scenes from the novel. Ask them to rewrite the scenes from the perspectives of other characters in the scenes. Discuss how the point of view changes the story.
Have the students look at a more recent pandemic or epidemic such as the swine flu to see how our country now handles such illnesses.
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