Communicable Disease Teacher Resources
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It Might Come in Handy
Learners explore the latest study on routine hand washing practices. They research some of the possible communicable diseases that can be transmitted by having lax hygiene.
Hiv/aids, Year 1, Day 1
Students listen to an explanation distinguishing non-communicable and communicable diseases and the difference between concern and unhealthy fear. They describe the transmission modes for HIV and determine that casual contact can't pass the disease.
The Black Plague
Middle schoolers participate in a simulation game to experience the societal effects of the Black Plague during the Medieval Period. Information garnered during the game is used to discuss the current state of communicable diseases in our world faces today and how we deal with their containment.
Tools That Help Fight Disease
Sixth graders research the technological development of one medical tool from the 17th, 18th, or early 19th centuries. They trace the advancement of the tool to its contemporary medical tool. They research the communicable disease the tool helps cure and design a timeline related to their tool.
Students view a video on AIDS, HIV and the ways in which HIV is spread. They discuss ways to avoid contracting HIV and participate in a simulation that shows the growth of a communicable disease.
In this communicable diseases instructional activity, students explain what causes most types of diseases. Then they describe the difference between a disinfectant and an antiseptic. Students also determine ways that communicable diseases can be spread.
Students engage in an activity where they research noncommunicable and communicable diseases. Groups get together to research a particular disease then present to the class.
How Quickly Disease Spreads
Students demonstrate how quickly disease spreads and the importance of protective measures with communicable diseases. They examine past epidemics such as the Bubonic Plague and make predictions about future epidemics.They compare and contrast medieval medical expertise with that of modern medicine.
Background of Diseases-- Germs or Genes?
Learners explore the background of common diseases. In this personal health lesson, students research causative agents of communicable and non-communicable diseases. Learners use their research findings to create data tables in Microsoft Word.
Young scholars compare and contrast the conditions of the 1918 influenza outbreak with those of today. They try to identify prevention strategies for infectious diseases.
Diseases You Can Catch
In this communicable diseases worksheet, students research 26 diseases and determine which are caused by viruses and which are caused by bacteria. After researching, they complete 11 short answer questions about signs and symptoms of the diseases as well as how they are spread.
Hawaii: State History
In this Hawaii state history worksheet, 4th graders read three pages of state history then complete 10 true and false questions.
Health Education: Germs
Fourth graders take part in a germ simulation activity. In this personal health lesson plan, 4th graders summarize methods for preventing the spread of germs that cause communicable diseases.
Risk Factors and Blood-Borne Diseases
Sixth graders brainstorm a list of blood-borne diseases discover means of prevention. They observe a demonstration of how diseases are communicated. Following the lecture, 6th graders discuss which diseases cause serious health problems.
Grade 9 - Personal Development (Healthy Living)
Ninth graders analyze lifestyle factors that affect health and demonstrate an awareness of key lifestyle practices associated with prevention of disease.
Communicable Diseases Word Puzzle
In this word puzzle, students identify twenty one words related to communicable diseases in a word puzzle. Examples include parasite, host, lymphocytes, and vaccines.
You Gave Me What?
Students see how an infectious disease such as AIDS may be quickly transmitted throughout a population. They conduct a simulated transmission of an infectious disease and mathematically determine the number of possible infected individuals.
Health, Hygiene, Sanitation, and Privacy
Students examine articles to find out about the relationship between sanitation and disease. In this sanitation and personal hygiene lesson, students diagram areas for personal hygiene in their homes. Students read articles about health and hygiene and answer critical thinking questions. Students complete an anagram worksheet.
Mysteries of Vernacular: Quarantine
The word quarantine has origins in history that date back to the Black Death. The narrator explains how the current definition of the word quarantine came to be, with animation illustrating the concepts along the way. Useful for a warm-up or as a supplementary material for a unit related to the Black Death. Check out the included extra materials.
The Beet Goes On
Root vegetables inspire the series of activities included here. Class members participate in activities related to language arts, social studies, science, visual art, and math. At first, the long list might feel overwhelming; however, there are strong ideas alongside weaker ideas and a considerable amount of information about root vegetables and the related exercises. While the resource lists many standards, you might find it difficult to meet every single one.