This week we noticed a spike in traffic to our essay on yellow fever, by Simon Finger. We were very happy to discover that this interest came from Hines Middle School in Newport News, Virginia. Students in Ms. Christine Mullins’ sixth-grade social studies class used our essay in combination with other sources to build their critical thinking skills and learn about the yellow fever epidemic and life in the late eighteenth century. Welcome to our new friends! We hope you will find other topics of interest on our web site.