A Death-Struck Year Common Core Discussion & Activity Guide

A Death-Struck Year by Makiia Lucier is based on the real-life pandemic of the Spanish influenza in 1918. This printable literature guide for the novel contains writing activities, cross-curricular research activities, and discussion questions aligned with Common Core State Standards. Students will research infectious disease, the Red Cross, and influential people in early twentieth century medicine. They will build literacy skills as they analyze characters, consider how themes develop, and relate quotes from the past to the present.
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