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Flus in the News

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by John Myers

Students do a clipping thesis in which they analyze how the media reports on diseases. To get used to generating their own questions rather than using the suggestions, you can use the Snowball task (see Appendix). The Clipping Thesis can serve as an opening for a deeper inquiry into the role of diseases in history (see lesson that explores this), the Spanish flu, or within a study of the Spanish flu when looking at media reportage.