Pat Kuhn

Ms. Kuhn, Ms. Doan-Harley, and Ms. Poskitt develop “Fever: 1793,” an in-depth study of American culture during the 1793 yellow fever epidemic in and around Philadelphia. Expanding on a previous study of period medical practices, games, and clothing, students explore the influence of the Philadelphia yellow fever epidemic on the development of their own community. To examine primary documents and artifacts, students visit local historical societies and the archives of Swathmore College. Students share their research through a student generated website and a video documentary of Coatesville’s history.