Find Oran on a map of Europe/Africa.
Copy part of the map, resizing it so that Oran can be seen in relation to other North African countries as well as to France, Germany.
Referring to scale on the original map, work out distances between Oran and Paris; Oran and Cairo; Oran and Casablanca; Oran and Berlin; Oran and London. Neatly write that information underneath the map you have copied.
Find Oran on a map of Africa.
Find out what the German army was doing in Africa during World War II. Where was Oran in relation to German activity in World War II?
1) Research: What are telegrams? When did they begin? Are they used today?
2) With a partner, write a series of telegrams (say, six each) that might pass between someone trapped in Oran and a loved one on the outside.
The Plague in History (Assessment Task)
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