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Compare and Contrast family life - 18th Century and Today
Based on the novel Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson

The novel paints a picture of family life in America in 1793.
These resources extend the picture -

American Centuries...view from New England (Memorial Hall Museum Online)

Colonial Williamsport | Mount Vernon | The Monticello Classroom

1. Review the Comparison and Contrast Guide @ ReadWriteThink - online activity through "Evaluating".

Tip: To work your way through, click the right pointing arrow after reading each page. right arrow

2. Compare and Contrast family life in the United States, just after the Revolutionary War, with your family's life today.

Create a computer diagram to complete this project

Education

 

Food/drink

 

Housing

 

Recreation

 

Possessions/ personal objects

 

Health

 

Write a 5 paragraph essay...

When would you prefer to live? Why?

quill Fever 1793 Writing Activities:

Write a biography of one of the characters. Use your imagination to fill in "facts". Your facts must be consistent with the time and with facts from the story.
Use the resources at Biography Maker to develop the Biography .

Write a condolence letter to Matilda. Advice on writing a condolence letter | Write a personal letter to Matilda

Make a crossword puzzle using vocabulary from the novel

Make a Story Timeline - tuck in 5 historic facts | Making Book Trailers with Photo Story 3 free software and free tutorial

Research an infectious disease. | Weather observation exercise

Research a Founding Mother or Daughter of Liberty

Explorations:

Take a virtual tour of Historic Philadelphia. Revolutionary Americans Hunt - pdf
Fever 1793 Webquest Learn more about Colonial Currency
Interactive map of old Philadelphia Plants and People - plants provide many cures and treatments
Yellow Fever Attacks Philadelphia, 1793 History Facts and Fictions
Mosquitoes and Disease Facts about the Founding Fathers
The Great Fever

Story Character Map computer project

Disease Detectives interesting exhibit Benjamin Franklin Extraordinary - pbl project
Colonial Times research project tech, writing, creativity & history

Did you know? July 2, 1776, New Jersey gave "all inhabitants" of adult age with a net worth of 50 pounds the right to vote.
Women property holders have the vote until 1807, when the state limited the vote to "free, white males."

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tree icon A Revolutionary Action - Save a tree use a digital answer format - Highlight the text. Copy it. Paste it in a word processing document. Save the document in your folder. Answer on the word processing document in a contrasting color (not yellow) or font (avoid fancy ones like broad, dear). MYO Printed answer sheet.