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Artifacts, Virality, and Connection: Social Media and Teaching in the Age of COVID-19

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By Kevin Mitchell Mercer, M.A., Adjunct Professor of History, University of Central Florida Abstract A history adjunct professor’s assignment allows students to understand that historic moments can be can be both extremely personal and globally shared and makes global connections for educators. Key words: Pandemic, COVID-19, history teaching, historical artifacts, social media. Edited by Birgit Schneider and Justin Quinn Olmstead.

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Pandemics, Past and Present: Influenza, COVID-19, Military Hospital Ships in Japan

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By Sumiko Otsubo, Metropolitan State University Abstract During the Siberian Intervention, the Japanese Army decided not to adopt hospital ships (病院船) but to rely on patient ships (患者船) when transporting 13,800 troops back to Japan and when the fall wave of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic was at its worst. Is it a valuable lesson for the current hospital ship legislative debate

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Special Summer Issue: Pandemics in Historical Perspective

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Overview of this special issue of The Middle Ground Journal By Jeanne E. Grant, Chief Editor This is a special summer issue of the journal called, Pandemics in Historical Perspective. Every Friday, or nearly every Friday, through mid-June another article will be published. The articles, as they are published, will be open to moderated comments. We invite readers to comment

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