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ONE DAY CLASS: Diseases, Death and Public Health Disasters (and Successes!) in History

ONE DAY CLASS next week: Diseases, Death, and Public Health Disasters (and Successes) in History

!I’m excited to offer a ONE DAY CLASS based on some of the CATASTROPHES class topics my class studied this summer, and some that we will continue studying in my fall class on History and Science Interconnections. We will consider some of the major contenders for catastrophic disease spread, such as Black Plague, Smallpox, Spanish Flu, Cholera, and AIDS. We will also look at Diphtheria, Tuberculosis, Typhus, Typhoid Fever, Zika, Ebola, and Yellow Fever (and maybe a few others, too). All of these diseases affected history, and created changes in public health response. We will look closely at these changes through primary sources, and through the pathology of the disease. It’s a bit of history, a bit of epidemiology, hopefully a lot of discussion, a bit of current debate if there is interest (vaccine or no vaccine, handled respectfully regarding all sides), and a Kahoot game, too!

Date: Monday, August 10, 3:30-5 PM (class may extend a bit later)Ages: Teens Cost: $20, also includes a curriculum packetIf you’re interested, please let me know!