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Subject: Health - Disease - Social Studies - Geography - Social Studies - United States History - Social Studies - World History
Title: Geographic Diffusion of Disease: The Flu Pandemic of 1918-19     
Description: This Xpeditions lesson focuses on the spatial diffusion of the influenza (flu) pandemic of 1918-19. Spatial diffusion is the geographic spread of ideas, innovations, or phenomena (such as disease).
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12

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Title: U.S. Imperialism:
Digital Tool: ThingLink
Digital Tool Description: The image resource is an annotated ThingLink image that has embedded information and questions relating to the analysis of the political cartoon "School Begins". ThingLink allows a user to take an image to augment it by adding a layer of annotations "over" the image. Annotations can include videos, links, and user created text. Students will hover over the images at "touch points" where information is embedded such as questions and information about the political cartoon. This information will be used to analyze the political carton.

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Who was Jim Crow?
After the American Civil War (1861-1865), most southern states and, later, border states passed laws that denied blacks basic human rights. It is not clear how, but the minstrel character's name "Jim Crow" became a kind of shorthand for the laws, customs and etiquette that segregated and demeaned African Americans primarily from the 1870s to the 1960s. This resource is one component of the Jim Crow Museum.

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