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1918 Influenza Pandemic Survivor Interview: Mr. Garfield Johnson

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Garfield Johnson


Alabama Department of Public Health


Mr. Johnson, a 93-year old resident of Coffee County, reminds us of our inability to imagine the devastation that resulted from the pandemic of 1918.

Length: 20:27

Content Areas: Social Studies, Health and Physical Education

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

HE1 (9-12)
12. Explain prevention methods for communicable diseases and infections.
Examples: using standard precautions, practicing abstinence, scheduling immunizations
SS2010 (11) United States History II: The Industrial Revolution to the Present
5. Evaluate the impact of social changes and the influence of key figures in the United States from World War I through the 1920s, including Prohibition, the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, the Scopes Trial, limits on immigration, Ku Klux Klan activities, the Red Scare, the Harlem Renaissance, the Great Migration, the Jazz Age, Susan B. Anthony, Margaret Sanger, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, W. C. Handy, and Zelda Fitzgerald. (Alabama) [A.1.a., A.1.b., A.1.d., A.1.f., A.1.i., A.1.j., A.1.k.]
  • Analyzing radio, cinema, and print media for their impact on the creation of mass culture
  • Analyzing works of major American artists and writers, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Langston Hughes, and H. L. Mencken, to characterize the era of the 1920s
  • Determining the relationship between technological innovations and the creation of increased leisure time


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