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Teaching 8 misconceptions about the 1918 flu, the "greatest pandemic in history"

8 misconceptions about the 1918 flu, the "greatest pandemic in history"

Even though historians and scientists have learned a lot by studying the 1918 flu, there are still many misconceptions floating around. By correcting these 8 misconceptions, everyone can better understand what actually happened and help mitigate COVID-19’s toll.

Richard Gunderman, Chancellor's Professor of Medicine, Liberal Arts, and Philanthropy, Indiana University
The Conversation

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What can we learn for today from the 1918 flu pandemic?
STANDARDS:
RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RI.2 - Main Ideas, RI.3 - People & Events, RI.7 - Diverse Media

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3,4
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