Research an infectious disease.
Fever 1793 Internet Hunt created by Cindy O'Hora
Directions: Use the links provided to find the answers to the
1. In the opening chapter, Matilda's clothing is described. It is different
from the clothes we wear today.
2. Yellow Fever is still a serious health risk today. How is it transmitted ?
How many people died in the Philadelphia Yellow Fever epidemic of 1793?
List two preventative actions that can be taken to control outbreaks of yellow fever.
TAI (Think about it) Name another disease spread by mosquitoes.
3. Poor Matilda. She is beset by an abundance of rules of behavior.
Which of the Rules of Behavior do you think is no longer relevant?
4. Explore the author's web site. Write 4 facts about her.
5. Use the Botanical.com site to learn about the medicines prescribed in the story.
What part of the Jalap plant was used as medicine?
What part of the camomile was used? What does it smell like?
What part of myrrh was utilized? (myrrh baths)
Lots of people drink mint tea today.
7. Matilda had Hoecake for breakfast.
Colonists also enjoyed dishes containing passenger pigeons.
8. Name one other illness that has grown to an epidemic in Philadelphia.
When did it occur?
How did smallpox impact the American Revolutionary War?
9. In the story, bells are rung to honor the dead.
Write 3 interesting facts about that historic bell.
10. The Cook Coffeehouse was located at High St. and Seventh St..
A pattern was used to name many streets in Colonial Philadelphia. Consider the names of streets in your community.
11. What is the current name of the place Grandfather was buried?
What monument is located there that makes this place especially appropriate? (Look for it in the tour site)
12. Did free blacks help the sick as described in the story?
How did some whites behave after the crisis passed?
another printer working in Philadelphia at that time.
a. stout (p19)
b. pummeled (p.33)
c. delectables (p.18)
d. miasma (p19)
1. Do you believe Anderson accurately presented life in
Philadelphia in 1793?
2. Another epidemic hit Philadelphia in 1918. What was the illness?
Name one effective action taken by officials or leaders to deal with the crisis.
Name one ineffective action taken.
3. Embark on this electronic field trip - Freedom In America: Some Assembly Required (Ball State youtube posting) Skip ahead to 5:48 for content
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