A Greater Killer than the War: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919

GeoHistory
GeoLiteracy
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson, students will be introduced to the Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919. They will learn key facts about it and will use maps and primary source news articles to understand its spread and impact across the world.
Author: 
Elizabeth R. Hinde
Grade Range: 
High School
Duration: 
1-2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
2: Places and Regions
4: Human Systems
6: Geographic Applications
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people places, and environments on Earth's surface
15: How physical systems affect human systems
17: How to apply geography to interpret the past
18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future