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Believe in the Power of Your Own Story: Connect Your Story to America’s Story

Album Description

Comparing how average people experience historic pandemics.  This album will contain journal entries and newspaper articles from 1918. 

Also include lesson prompts to have students journal about their own experiences.


The Wahpeton times. [volume], October 17, 1918, Image 7

Teaching Notes

Article - Talks about the different outbreaks, calling it "Spanish" influenza and how it spreads.

   influenza    Social Studies/History  

Reference note

Newspaper: The Wahpeton times. [volume] (Wahpeton, Richland County, Dakota [N.D.]) 1879-1919
Newspaper Link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84024779/1918-10-17/ed-1/seq-7
Image provided by: State Historical Society of North Dakota
PDF Link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84024779/1918-10-17/ed-1/seq-7.pdf

Fluey Diary

Teaching Notes

Publication of college student in 1918 and his experience with the flu.

https://mhs.mt.gov/Portals/11/FlueyDiary.pdf

  1918 flu    pandemic    Social Studies/History  

“ ‘No More War, No More Plague’: The Spanish Influenza Pandemic Toll on Montana.”

Montanans and the Influenza Epidemic

Teaching Notes

Montanans and the Influenza Epidemic.  The 1918-1919 influenza pandemic.

Day 1- Creating a One-Sentence Journal for two weeks..pdf

Teaching Notes

Assignment 1 - One-Sentence journal

Washington Photos - 1918 Flue

Teaching Notes

1918 Flu photos

NY Times Single Most important Lesson

The Raymer enterprise., October 10, 1918, Image 1

Teaching Notes

Due to the pandemic schools are closed.  Told to avoid large crowds. 

  influenza  

Reference note

Newspaper: The Raymer enterprise. (New Raymer, Weld County, Colo.) 1910-19??
Newspaper Link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn89052040/1918-10-10/ed-1/seq-1
Image provided by: History Colorado
PDF Link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn89052040/1918-10-10/ed-1/seq-1.pdf

National Archives and the Deadly Virus (1918)

Teaching Notes

This is a list of primary sources from the National Archives concerning the 1918 pandemic.

Evening journal. [volume], October 29, 1917, Page 13, Image 13

Teaching Notes

Interesting connections.  Also look at the wording and women's right to vote.

Reference note

Newspaper: Evening journal. [volume] (Wilmington, Del.) 1888-1932
Newspaper Link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85042354/1917-10-29/ed-1/seq-13
Image provided by: University of Delaware Library, Newark, DE
PDF Link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85042354/1917-10-29/ed-1/seq-13.pdf

Precautions taken in Seattle, Wash., during the Spanish Influenza Epidemic would not permit anyone to ride on the street cars without wearing a mask. 260,000 of these were made by the Seattle Chapter of the Red Cross which consisted of 120 workers, in three days

Teaching Notes

Talks about the masks made by the red cross.  Influenza    pandemic   

Reference note

Created / Published: [ca. 1918 or 1919]
Subject Headings: -  American Red Cross
-  United States--Washington (State)--Seattle
Genre: Glass negatives
Notes: -  Title and notes from Red Cross caption card.
-  Group title: Disaster Relief
-  Date based on date of negatives in same range.
-  Gift; American National Red Cross 1944 and 1952.
-  General information about the American National Red Cross photograph collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.anrc
-  Temp note: Batch 6
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Digital Id: anrc 02654 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/anrc.02654

UCBH (High School) Student Journal Assignments

Teaching Notes

Great ideas need to scaffold for younger kids.

New Mexico state record., November 15, 1918, Image 8

Teaching Notes

Teachers helped make items because schools were closed during the "flu"

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn93061701/1918-11-15/ed-1/seq-8/ 

Reference note

Newspaper: New Mexico state record. (Santa Fe, N.M.) 1914-19??
Newspaper Link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn93061701/1918-11-15/ed-1/seq-8
Image provided by: University of New Mexico
PDF Link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn93061701/1918-11-15/ed-1/seq-8.pdf

Public Gathering Places Ordered Closed

Teaching Notes

Great article

These Historic Photos Show Life in DC During the 1918 Flu Pandemic

Teaching Notes

Great photos most from Library of Congress.

Pandemic and Civic Virtue: The American Red Cross and the Influenza Pandemic of 1918 March 19, 2020 by Danna Bell

Teaching Notes

Lots of information about the Red Cross and face masks.  influenza 1918    pandemic    civics in action.  

Trump is ignoring the lessons of 1918 flu pandemic that killed millions, historian says

Teaching Notes

Interesting look at 1918.

Lessons for the Movie Industry from the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

What the 1918 pandemic can teach cities about public spaces today

Teaching Notes

Lessons on restricting public spaces and social interaction in the age of coronavirus

https://www.influenzaarchive.org/index.html   Michigan

1918 FLU PANDEMIC DID NOT SPARE BASEBALL

Teaching Notes

Flu killed many associated with baseball.   Includes historic pictures.

Parents PACK Personal Stories – Influenza

Teaching Notes

"What we don’t often stop to consider is how families can be affected over time — even generations later; their family trees forever altered by diseases. The 1918 pandemic is an extreme example of what a disease can do. Yet the reality is, even one family member lost to a disease such as influenza, measles, meningitis or a host of others, forever changes a family — leaving an everlasting what if."

Wear a Mask and Save Your Life: the 1918 Flu Pandemic

Teaching Notes

National Archives 

 

Influenza on a Troop Ship by Henry May