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The Sick Ship - Deadly Diseases That Plagued Sailors During the Age of Exploration

This activity explains common diseases that sailors contracted such as scurvy, yellow fever, cholera, typhoid, and others. It then requires students to play the role of a ship doctor and to diagnose sick sailors based on their symptoms.

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