A Worse Death: War or Flu?

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In a lesson that integrates history and mathematics, class members create graphs that compare military death statistics from World War I with those that resulted from the influenza pandemic of 1918.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have groups research a single country to determine the factors that influenced the death toll from both the war and the flu pandemic
Classroom Considerations
  • While the resource focuses on Alabama history, the concepts are appropriate for any classroom
Pros
  • The nine-page resource includes links to background information, statistics on the death tolls, and a rubric for evaluating the graphs
Cons
  • No information is included about the societal factors that influenced the pandemic death tolls
Common Core