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How Disease Spreads: Cholera Epidemic of 1892

In this media literacy activity students analyze an anti-Semitic editorial cartoon and newspaper editorial from the 1890s, an excerpt from a contemporary magazine article and a webpage from a respected medical health center for messages about the social and scientific beliefs that inform our knowledge about how cholera spreads.

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Relevant Subject Area(s)

Health, Psychology, Life Sciences, US History And Government, US History, Civics And Government, Global Studies, Sociology

Grade Level(s)

High School, College

Media Type(s)

Editorial Cartoon, Editorial Opinion, Magazine, Webpage


Sox Sperry, Nancy Ridenour

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