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The 1918 Influenza Epidemic in Prince George: Teacher's Kit

A primary source analysis utilizing resources from the Northern BC Archives & Special Collections at UNBC. A concept for a teaching resource for primary source research from NBCA for senior level Social Science studies curriculum.

The 1918 Influenza Epidemic in Prince George

This teaching kit emphasizes primary source analysis utilizing resources from UNBC's Northern BC Archives & Special Collections on the subject of the 1918 Spanish influenza epidemic in Prince George and the area that now makes up the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George.

Resources in this teaching kit include:

  • A timeline of the epidemic, as it impacted the Prince George area
  • A compiled list of the epidemic deaths in the Prince George area
  • A primary source analyses of:
    • The Corless Funeral Ledger
    • The Prince George Citizen newspaper
    • Historical photographs
  • Secondary sources regarding the epidemic in Canada and Northern BC
  • Discussion questions and class activities

Begin by selecting the tabs to the left.

1918 Flu Epidemic Teachers Kit - PDF version