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Bell Ringer: Society after the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

Societal Changes after the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

Dr. Howard Markel, director of the Center for the History of Medicine at the University of Michigan, discussed the impact that the 1918 influenza pandemic had on society at the time and how that might relate to the COVID-19 pandemic. He talked about events like the roaring 20s, the Great Depression and the 1920 election.

Description

Dr. Howard Markel, director of the Center for the History of Medicine at the University of Michigan, discussed the impact that the 1918 influenza pandemic had on society at the time and how that might relate to the COVID-19 pandemic. He talked about events like the roaring 20s, the Great Depression and the 1920 election.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What significant events followed the 1918 influenza pandemic?
  • What were the Roaring 20s?
  • Why does Dr. Markel argue that there were not significant societal changes after the 1918 influenza pandemic?
  • Describe the anti-spitting campaigns that occurred during the 1918 pandemic.
  • Why was the 1920 election not significantly impacted by the pandemic?

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • 1918 Influenza Pandemic
    • 1920 Election
    • Chewing Tobacco
    • Great Depression
    • Microbes
    • Roaring 20s
    • Social Distancing
    • Society
    • Spanish Flu
    • Trope
    • Tuberculous

    Topics

    HealthU.S. History

    Grades

    Middle SchoolHigh SchoolUniversity