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Bell Ringer: The 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic

The 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic

Historian Nancy Bristow talked about the 1918 influenza pandemic and how it devastated American communities and soldiers during World War I. She explained how this version of the flu was different than previous seasonal versions of the flu at the time.

Description

Historian Nancy Bristow talked about the 1918 influenza pandemic and how it devastated American communities and soldiers during World War I. She explained how this version of the flu was different than previous seasonal versions of the flu at the time.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What is the common belief about the origin of the 1918 influenza pandemic?
  • How did World War I help intensify the spread of the Spanish Flu?
  • How did the Spanish Flu affect certain age groups differently than previous flus? Why was this significant to society?
  • Describe the symptoms of the Spanish Flu.
  • What factors led to the Spanish Flu having a significant impact on society in the United States?

Additional Resource

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Army Barrack
    • Influenza
    • Life Expectancy
    • Morbidity
    • Mortality Rate
    • Pandemic

    Topics

    HealthU.S. History