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Swine Flu Pandemic. What If???. Plague Hits Tuscola What Might Happen?. Tuscola BP ( before plague ). Town is unsuspecting of what is about to occur. Life seems normal. Early Outbreaks. People are unaware? People continue life as normal, not realizing what is beginning to happen. .

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What if
What If???

  • Plague Hits Tuscola

    What Might Happen?


Tuscola bp before plague
Tuscola BP (before plague)

  • Town is unsuspecting of what is about to occur. Life seems normal.


Early outbreaks
Early Outbreaks

People are unaware? People continue life as normal, not realizing what is beginning to happen.



People begin to worry
People Begin to Worry

  • They meet to decide what can be done??

  • Is it too late?




Plague hits full force people fight for their survival
Plague Hits Full ForcePeople Fight for Their Survival




Cases of deaths marked by skulls in the order they developed
Cases of deaths marked by skulls Orderin the order they developed.



Group activity quiz
Group Activity/Quiz Order

Get into your groups and discuss the following points. You will have 5 minutes to discuss and put your opinions down in writing.

  • How Will YOU Survive? (all Groups)

  • How will People Change? (groups 1&2)

  • How will Families Change? (groups (3&4)

  • How will School Change? (groups 5&6)



Stories of the flu epidemic
Stories of the Flu Epidemic Order

  • Katherine Anne Porter’s Pale Horse, Pale Rider.

  • John O’Hara wrote "The Doctor's Son", about the experience of his fictional alter ego during the flu epidemic in a Pennsylvania coal mining town.

  • William Keepers Maxwell, Jr. wrote They Came Like Swallows, a fictional reconstruction of the events surrounding his mother's death from the flu.

  • Mary McCarthy, the American novelist and essayist, wrote about her parents' deaths in Memories of a Catholic Girlhood.

  • Bodie Thoene's "Shiloh Legacy" series led off with an account of the Spanish flu in New York and Arkansas in their novel In My Father's House.

  • In 1997 David Morrell's short story "If I Die Before I Wake"—dealing with a small American town during the second wave—was published in the anthology Revelations.

  • In 2006 Thomas Mullen published a novel called The Last Town on Earth about the impact of the Spanish flu on a fictional mill town in Washington.

  • In 2008, Dennis Lehane's novel "The Given Day" described the pandemic from the point of view of a Boston police officer (Danny Coughlin); and also from the point of view of a black hotel houseman in Tulsa (Luther Laurence).


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