A. Using videos and educational material developed by Amy Cohen and Philadelphia:The Great Experiment project, instructors and students may continue to explore the topics of the 7th grade Yellow Fever unit. These materials may provide some further insight into the experience and impact of the 1793 Yellow Fever outbreak in Philadelphia, including such urban studies topics as how the outbreak impacted the built environment.
1. videos can be found here: http://www.historyofphilly.com/media/#http%3A%2F %2Fi.historyofphilly.portalbounce.com%2Fen%2Fuser-media-library.html%3Fcid %3D87
a. webisodes of particular interest in terms of urban studies include: “The Healthy City”, “City of Parks”, “Port City”, and “Fairmount Waterworks”
2. educational materials from the website can be found in Unit Materials as document labeled YellowFever-fromPhiladelphiaGreatExperiment or on the website above
a. in this document race relations during the Yellow Fever are discussed on pgs 3- 15, public health is discussed on pgs 27-28, and the development of the built environment (the Waterworks) is discussed on pgs. 29-30
B. In order to help students connect the past to the present, students could pick a current public health issue and research its cause, effect, and who it impacts, as well as comparing it to Yellow Fever in terms of all of these things. For some ideas of what qualifies as a public health issue, students and instructor may watch this video and discuss (instructors should watch video and prepare for questions beforehand, issues such as smoking and safe sex are mentioned):