Illustrated Textbook: The Importance of the Spatial Perspective

Alright! This is what all of you John Snow geeks have been waiting for. Oh, you thought I was talking about Game of Thrones!…

…No no….

Dr. John Snow of the London cholera epidemic-the father of epidemiology. This is one of my favorite pages so far and I am very excited to share it with you, and hopefully your students. We learn why the SPATIAL PERSPECTIVE is so darn important and what maps and toilet paper have in common. Click below to read the newest page.

In my hunting for my favorite John Snow materials, I found this interactive game where students need to guess which pump was tainted (it is very basic, but does the job). If you are into primary source documents, you can have your students read Dr. Snow’s report on the cholera outbreak here. And if you are into pre-made worksheets, I found a great one from Oregon State.

More recently, I saw a video going around about how cholera spreads from the Global Health Media Project, it is very well done and I think it would be a great short clip to show students-I know I will.

And to everyone who gets out of school at the end of May, HAVE A GREAT FIRST WEEK BACK! Let’s show the kids what the spatial perspective is all about.

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