Do you know the definition for the New Word of the Day, which is “Pandemic”?
A disease that occurs over a wide geographic area (such as a whole country or the world) and typically affects a significant proportion of the population
- The Hong Kong Flu claimed 1 million lives in 1968
- Asian Flu took 1 million lives from 1956-1958
- Spanish Flu of 1918 killed more than 500 million people
- Cholera spread killing over 8 million in 1910 and 1911
- The Russian flu of 1889 killed over a million people
- Cholera pandemic of 1852 took a million lives
- The Bubonic plague (1346-1353) is thought to have claimed as many as 200 million lives
- The Plague of Justinian was caused by the bubonic plague and killed more than 25 million between 541 and 542
- In 165 AD, the Antonine Plague killed over 5 million people
So, Homeschoolers: sketch an illustration and record your observations of these historical events.