After students learn about the differences and similarities between the Covid 19 and 1918 Pandemics, students will create a chart with images and text that can compare and contrast the two periods. They should examine different categories such as: Symptoms, Actions Taken, Public Reaction, and Aftermath, or statistics of those affected. Students will find it interesting that there were many similarities between the 1918 pandemic and today. For example, the symptoms were similar with respiratory problems and fevers. With WWI occurring at the same time, some governments preferred to downplay the flu so that the war efforts could continue and morale would remain high while others instituted strict mask mandates. This is a great way for students to understand how history can often repeat itself, and what we can learn from the past.
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Objective: Compare and contrast the Covid 19 and 1918 Pandemics.
Requirements: A minimum of 1-2 sentence description and appropriate illustrations for each of the categories.
Grade Level 6-8
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment Individual
Type of Activity: Compare and Contrast with T-ChartsCommon Core Standards