Fever 1793 Literary Unit | 123Read&Write

Fever 1793, by Laurie Halse Anderson is a Historical Fiction novel set in early Philadelphia and its surrounding areas. The story's main protagonist, Mattie, is young and ambitious girl who runs a coffee shop with her mother and grandfather. Once yellow fever breaks out and spreads, their town and its inhabitants are ravaged by the disease. Being forced out of town, Mattie and her Grandfather embark on a treacherous journey made more difficult by the fact that she may never see her mother (who contracts the disease) again. As time passes, Mattie realizes that she cannot escape this deadly disease and the dangers it brings. The ability to persevere is an ongoing theme throughout the entire story. Mattie will have to grow up quick and overcome numerous challenges, which present themselves. 

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Photo of Philadelphia courtesy of the National Archives

This novel study of Fever 1793 is created to enhance a child's understanding of the Philadelphia Yellow Fever epidemic, in 1793.  Children will be engaged in a variety of activities, which will enhance their reading, writing, comprehension, critical thinking, and language skillsFor the full unit plan, please see my educational store at:  http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Wake-Up-Sunshine

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Post Novel Activity Assessment

After the reading of Fever 1793, you will complete a multi paragraph essay on correlating elements between the novel's story and the song Welcome to the Black Parade, by My Chemical Romance. 

Fever 1793 and Welcome to the Black Parade Note Card Examples

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