January 5, 2012

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January 5, 2012

  1. 1. Objective: Students will analyze the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793, and how it affected the free African American community in Philadelphia. They will be assessed by their answers to comprehension questions and short answer responses
  2. 2. Homework:Write the diary entry of someone who lived through the 1793 epidemic
  3. 3. Vocabulary: EpidemicA serious disease that affects many people in the same area at the same time
  4. 4. Vocabulary: Yellow Fever A disease spread by mosquito bite, which attacks the liver The victim’s skin can turn yellow, giving the disease its name
  5. 5. Philadelphia Yellow Fever outbreak of 1793Killed up to 4,000 peopleCaused the government to leave the city
  6. 6. Benjamin Rush Founding father Doctor Believed African Americans were immune from Yellow Fever
  7. 7. Richard Allen Along with Absalom Jones, responded to Rush’s request for help on treating the epidemic 240 African Americans died
  8. 8. Check for UnderstandingWhat is Yellow Fever?Why is it important to the study of African Americans?
  9. 9. Class work: Read articles assigned Answer questions Write responses as asked Homework is a part of the packet
  10. 10. Exit Ticket: How did African Americans get involved in the Yellow Fever outbreak of 1793? Your answers to the second article will count as your exit ticket

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