Bioterrorism Teacher Resources
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Learners research bioterrorism and then create two political cartoons, one that shows the viewpoint that bioterrorism is not a threat and one that shows the viewpoint that it is.
Anthrax Bioterrorism and Health Care
Students describe the characteristics of anthrax infections, distinguish between the three anthrax forms and analyze the effectiveness of anthrax vaccinations. They relate anthrax to bioterrorism.
Changing Times, Changing Strategies
Students explore the C.D.C.'s efforts to become better equipped to battle bioterrorism; they then discuss surveillance, epidemiological, and communications issues related to their program.
Bioterrorism: Development of a "Superbug"
High schoolers compare bacteria and viruses and their roles in biotechnology and bioterrorism. They outline fundamental steps of bacterial transformation and the possible selection processes to identify transformants. They discuss considerations of scaling up production and discuss application in the field of bioterrorism.
Weapons of Mass Desctruction in Iraq
High schoolers analyze the chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction that Iraq is accused of having. Students investigate the history and resolutions that have been made regarding bioterrorism.
Students develop an emergency action plan in case of terrorist attacks. In this bioterrorism lesson, students create an individual biosecurity plan specific to a given situation. They research current activities and projects in place to protect crops and livestock.
Pupils explore and discuss October, 2001 anthrax attacks and their aftermath.
The Threat of Bioterrorism
Learners assess germ warfare and debating related ethical issues in the social studies classroom
Bio-terrorism: Danger under the Microscope
Learners use videos, books, comic books, games, workbooks, internet, and other research tools to research bio-terrorism. For this bio-terrorism lesson plan, students research bio-terrorism and understand the biological agents use for it and how it is spread and the symptoms and treatments. Learners take a quiz at the end.
Students examine a website devoted to sharing smallpox facts. They are to focus on the history of the diesease, how to prevent it and the pathology involved. They discover information about the smallpox vaccine and how it can be used as a weapon.
Students discuss the steps the American government has taken in order to protect every U.S. citizen from a bioterrorist attack and how a vaccine works. After discussion, students can create six vaccines in their own virtual laboratory.
Students address their questions, anxieties and other feelings about the changes in American society since the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001 and the subsequent reactions around the world.
Pestilence and Plague
Students investigate various disease epidemics that have devastated the world population at different points in history and examine the diseases' effects on the countries they impacted.
HURRICAN DATRINA: YOU BE THE REPORTER
Young scholars work in a small group to create news stories, feature stories and editorials/letters to the editor and organize them in a podcast, video-based program, or newspaper/magazine focused on Hurricane Katrina.
Government Policy and Its Impact on HIV/AIDS
High schoolers examine "President Bush's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief", identify important U.S. policy events related to AIDS/HIV from the last 25 years and hold a policy debate on the funding for AIDS/HIV programs.
Global Health Issues
Examine global health issues and the philanthropic efforts of Bill Gates. Working in groups, your class will research selected diseases focusing on symptoms, transmission, and prevention. They also conclude by writing grant proposals to help eliminate worldwide diseases.
Agriculture: Oklahoma's Legacy
Sixth graders explore agriculture as it relates to crops over the course of a series of historical events. They read and create a timeline of the 50-year increments that depict important cause and effect events. Students then use resources to further learn about the history behind agriculture. Finally, they acquire new terminology related to this topic.
Young scholars research a particular case of ricin poisoning and then identify other possible agents of biological and chemical terrorism. They, in groups, prepare a presentation on a selected agent.
Putting Anthrax in History
Students identify the cause and symptoms for anthrax. They research information and summarize it into organized ideas. They evaluate the credability of websites as well.
Explore the different types of symbiotic relationships that exist between species. Your class will investigate how humans influence the evolution of bacteria through the development of antibiotics.