Communicable Diseases Teacher Resources
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Infectious Diseases: Hepatitis B and Tuberculosis
Students discover the different sources of pathogens that cause diseases. In this health science lesson, students explore different ways to treat infections. They create a persuasive pamphlet on their position on vaccination.
Biology/Genetics: Chromosomes and Diseases
Learners examine chromosomes. In this chromosome lesson, students research chromosomes and chromosome mutations. Learners discover diseases caused by chromosome mutation and analyze symptoms to determine the chromosome mutation.
Illness and Prevention
Fourth graders set personal health goals for preventing illness, identify different pathogens and explain how the body protects itself from pathogens, discuss ways in which prevention and transmission of disease are affected by individual behaviors.
Prairie Dog Prognosis
Students discuss the transmission of diseases from exotic pets to humans. They research different aspects of particular zoonotic diseases from the perspectives of the animal vector, the parasite, the infected human, and the carrier human.
Learning Effective Hand-Washing Techniques
Third graders examine the benefits of effective hand-washing. In this health lesson, 3rd graders discuss how diseases are spread and wash their hands using proper techniques.
How Germs Spread
Middle schoolers conduct a test to help them visualize the spread of germs. They identify that a pandemic is an epidemic (an outbreak of an infectious disease) that spreads across a large region or even worldwide. Finally, students state whether their hypothesis was correct or not, if germs can easily and knowingly be shared, adn how contamination occurs.
The Aging Brain: A Lesson on Alzheimer's Disease
Students investigate the aging brain and its relationship to the occurrence of Alzheimer's disease. They need to have prior knowledge of brain and nervous system anatomy in order to participate in this lesson. Students compare an aging brain and one that is younger.
Babies Deserve A Good Start! Alcoholism: A Three Fold Disease
Students study the basic disease concept of alcoholism. The determine that alcoholism is progressive and explore the levels of progression. They name the three factors contributing to the cause of alcoholism and explain each one with examples.
Webquest: Eradicating Guinea Worm Disease in Ghana
Students examine the impact of Guinea Worm Disease. In this world issues instructional activity, students take on the roles of Peace Corps Volunteers. Students will apply their knowledge of the Guinea worm life cycle to create a plan for eradicating the disease. They create public service announcements (PSAs) for radio broadcast to communicate their plans.
Disease and Epidemics - Social Studies
Pupils explore how the study of diseases, epidemics and disease management promotes our understanding of human culture and history. They also examine the roles of agriculture, trade and living in cities in promoting the spread of disease during the 14th century and today .
WebQuest: Eradicating Guinea Worm Disease in Ghana
Young scholars participate in a webquest regarding Guinea worm disease. In this Guinea worm disease lesson, students gather background information regarding the waterborne illness in Ghana. Young scholars use the information they gather to make PSAs pertaining to their plans to eradicate the disease.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Students explore the issue of sexually transmitted diseases and discover that someone may have an STD with no symptoms. In this sexually transmitted diseases lesson plan, students complete a worksheet as a large group. Students discuss how someone can get an STD and how this relates to their lives.This lesson plan involves role-playing and a discussion.
Sixth graders create a type of notebook or journal using colored copy paper on which to take notes. They complete research on a certain disease and report on it and then design their own disease causing bacteria or virus. Finally, 6th graders identify how a healthy looking, symptom-free person who is carrying the HIV virus can infect others.
Investigate Alzheimer's disease. Conduct research using a variety of resources, obtain information, and input the data into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Identify trends in the data and categorize them for an audience.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Overview
Students observe human heath by completing a worksheet in class. For this STD lesson, students identify the different types of diseases which are spread through sexual intercourse and what symptoms will become noticeable. Students identify contraception methods which heavily reduce the risk of contracting an STD.
Nutritional Influence on Illness and Disease
Students examine nutritionally related diseases and illnesses, evaluating studies and developing topics for a science fair project. They investigate bacteria, researching how it can be harmful or helpful, and create illustrated displays.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Lesson 4
Students participate in a class discussion which includes categorizing sexually transmitted diseases into various groups such as "always have symptoms/often don't have symptoms" and "curable vs. not curable" to reinforce the idea of abstinence as the safe
Disease and Epidemics
High schoolers explore how the study of diseases, epidemics and disease management offers opportunities for exploration of biological evolution, immune systems, interaction between humans and their environment, and interaction among organisms. They become familiar with public health professionals who work toward protecting the health of the community.
Millennium Development Goal: To Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and Other Diseases
Students read the passages and complete activities to learn ways the Thai government is trying to combat and halt infectious diseases. In this infectious disease lesson, students read information about action taken by the Thai government to provide affordable medicine, think about what is needed for good health, and sort sequenced statements about HIV and AIDs.
Preventing Childhood Diseases Project
Second graders become informed advocates in the prevention of childhood diseases. This takes place during the Preventing Childhood Diseases Project.