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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, Global Studies, Sociology

Grade Level(s)

High School, College/adult

Media Type(s)

Editorial Cartoon, Editorial Opinion, Magazine Article, Webpage

Author(s)

Sox Sperry, Nancy Ridenour

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