Mar 19, 2020
TAH provided a special week-day webinar on a timely topic for teachers of history and government: the 1918 Flu Pandemic. Beginning during the last months of World War 1, a new strain of the H1N1 virus infected over 500 million people worldwide and led to at least 50 million deaths. It spread as far as remote Pacific Islands and even the Arctic, leaving deep scars on societies and individuals. Teaching American History felt that learning about this pandemic of a century ago may give us a clearer perspective on today’s COVID-19 crisis.
Our 60-minute webinar took place at 1pm Eastern time on Wednesday, 25 March 2020. It featured a discussion between Ernest Gibson's Account, 1918
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