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Plague/Epidemic Project

Where are you going to look for information about your assigned plague/epidemic?

Print resources
in the library and classroom

Online resources
(click the icons to connect to these databases)

Recommended websites
(Websites not on the list below must be evaluated before you can use them as a source.)
Remember to

Black Death/Great Plague
Europe, 1348-1350

Typhoid Fever
Jamestown, early 1600s

Ebola Virus
West Africa, 2014

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


National Geographic


History Learning Site

'Cures' for Black Death from the 1300s

How the Black Death Worked

Eyewitness to History

NYTimes Health Guide


Kids Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mayo Clinic


Typhoid Fever History
The 10 Deadliest Outbreaks in U.S.
History — Revisited

Teens Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Time for Kids:  Answers about Ebola

World Health Organization

Science News for Students:
What is Ebola?

A History of Ebola

Infectious Disease: Ebola's Lost Ward


Boston, 1721

Polio Epidemic
United States, 1916

Spanish Flu (Influenza) Pandemic

Teens Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Facts on File

Harvard: Contagion

Boston's 'Grievous Calamity of the Small Pox'

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Living in Fear

Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Mayo Clinic



Teens Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Influenza Pandemic of 1918

The Great Pandemic

Harvard: Contagion

National Archives



Try this website if you are interested in making any graphs or charts for your presentation.

Biohazard sign:  https://lh4.ggpht.com/fZEK0waY_K9IJFhk4US4kfZDhgdPFMSoN0ZM0h37lifkZZn_InZvzV6d4UTPmiU95w=w300
Black Death:  http://www.wordfocus.com/word-black-death-pt1.html
Typhoid Fever:  https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/47/Mary_Mallon_in_hospital.jpg
Ebola Virus:  https://localtvkdvr.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/ebola4.jpg
Smallpox:  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/the-day-doctors-began-to-conquer-smallpox/
Polio:  http://www.utexas.edu/features/2005/polio/
Influenza Pandemic:  http://www.flu.gov/pandemic/history/1918/the_pandemic


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District Info

LaFayette Central School District
Jeremy Belfield, Superintendent

5955 Route 20 West
LaFayette, NY 13084
Phone: 315-677-9728
315-677-3372 FAX

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