Teacher Review For Surviving History: The Fever!

A wonderful interactive story about the Yellow Fever epidemic in 18th century Philadelphia

My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 5
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
The Fever is a wonderful interactive story! You play a young doctor trying to save his family while treating patients during the devastating Yellow Fever epidemic in 18th century Philadelphia. The creator of The Fever, Rachel Ponce, did graduate work at the University of Chicago on the history of medicine.
My Take
The game is terrific, it’s a lot of fun and even uses gamification in effective ways to increase replayability. The most important part of the game is how it manages to convey thru gameplay the feeling of panic when a deadly epidemic is killing people all around you, including your family. You embody a doctor and experience what it was like to live thru that difficult time.