Register for "Special Webinar: The Flu Epidemic of 1918 – Lessons from History"

March 25, 2020 | Hosted by: Teaching American History

TAH is happy to provide a special week day webinar on a timely topic for teachers of history and government: the 1918 Flu Pandemic, often known as the "Spanish Flu." Coming on the heels of World War 1, this pandemic led to the deaths of some 50-100 million people worldwide, with over 500 million infected. A form of the H1N1 virus, it spread as far as remote Pacific Islands and even the Artic, and left deep scars on societies and individuals. Largely forgotten by the broader population today, aside from that it happened, this pandemic was, to that point in history, perhaps the worst human disaster in history.

In order to help teachers and citizens better understand this pandemic of a century ago, and perhaps glean from it a better understanding of the events now surrounding us, Teaching American History will present a special webinar, open to anyone. the program will consist of a discussion between Dr. Jeff Sikkenga, Professor of Political Science at Ashland University and Dr. Jennifer Keene, Professor of History at Chapman University. Attendees will be able to ask questions using the chat feature of Webex, and all registrants will be sent login information the day before and morning of the program, which will take place at 1pm Eastern time on Wednesday, 25 March 2020. It is scheduled to last for 60 minutes. As with all TAH webinars, we will record this program and post it on our YouTube channel and through our podcast. If you register and don't attend you will automatically receive links to those archives.

If you've attended any of our other webinars or taken an online graduate class, you're all set. If you're new to us, you can find WebEx system requirements and get the free downloads here.


Teaching American History
"It gave me a better understanding of the Founders’ views. They saw that restricting religious liberty is not only wrong; it leads to animosity within society. This year, I will begin both my government class and my class on “Law and Modern Society” with George Washington’s Letter to the Hebrew Congregation at Newport." — Sean B.