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Albert Sabin and Bioethics: Testing at the Chillicothe Federal Reformatory

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Do the ends justify the means? Getting a drug approved in the US is a long and involved process. But at some point out, it involves testing on humans. The ethics of such testing is the focus of a resource that uses Dr. Albert Sabin's...
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Jonas Salk: He Led the Battle Against Polio

For Students 6th - 10th
Do you know who Jonas Salk is? Print these pages and have your middle and high schoolers read his biography in Time magazine. The reading itself is short, and it is followed with a key date chart, three reading questions, two connection...
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Viruses

For Students 9th
In this virus worksheet, 9th graders study the graph shown that illustrates the sizes of viruses, bacteria, and other structures. Then they state how large a red blood cell is and how large the smallest viruses are that affect plants....
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What Does it Mean to Be Resilient?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine the determination it would take to build a helicopter out of scrap. Now imagine doing it while hindered by the effects of polio. Everything is Incredible, a short film by Tyler Bastian, introduces Agustin who has been working on...
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Just What the Doctor Ordered

For Students 5th Standards
The last reported case of polio in the United States was in 1979. But for those affected by the disease, what was life like before scientists found a cure? After reading a three-page passage on the disease, learners answer comprehension...
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March of Dimes

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students research March of Dimes. In this disabilities activity, students use the March of Dimes website to answer questions on a worksheet. Students discuss similar programs that collect money to help support the prevention of other...
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Viruses

For Students 9th
In this viruses worksheet, 9th graders look at the illustrations showing a virus reproducing itself in a bacterial cell. They name the step and describe what is happening in each illustration. Students also name three ways in which...
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Why Vaccines Work

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Vaccines were first used in 1796, about 100 years before viruses were even discovered. Beginning with the history of scurvy and polio, viewers see how vaccines work and how they help humans overcome and eradicate diseases. 
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Innovative Inventions

For Students 6th - 8th
Help your scholars get a grasp on the chronology of the Industrial Revolution with this "Innovative Inventions" worksheet. They discover what year various items were invented, and then create a timeline placing each invention and...
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Disability: Was He Successful in Concealing It?

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine how President Franklin Roosevelt kept his disability out the public eye. In this presidential history lesson, students analyze political cartoons and information from the Roosevelt Library to determine whether or not...
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A Blessing in Disguise

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Young scholars study the history of polio as well as a history of modern medicine, the history of alternative medicine and the role of the scientific method in each of these histories. They review the scientific method and research...
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Why Are There Dangerous Ingredients In Vaccines?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How does a cocktail of aluminum, formaldehyde, and an infectious disease keep you healthy? Science scholars explore the composition and role of vaccines in a short video that explains how vaccines interact with our immune systems, why...
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Wilma Unlimited: Ambition and Goal Setting

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learners listen as the teacher reads a book about an Olympic Gold Medal runner who made her big dream come true despite her hardships with polio.  In this Wilma Rudolph lesson, students think about and discuss what big dreams are and see...
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What is all the Fuss about?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students brainstorm a list of science discoveries and inventions that they think are important. They work in small groups, students examine 1-3 science discoeries more closely. Each group needs a recorder, and they answer three...
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Why is Roosevelt on the Dime?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students use a variety of reference resources to research the life of Franklin Roosevelt. From this research, they determine why his image was chosen to appear on the dime.
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Franklin D. Roosevelt

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Discuss the life of Franklin D. Roosevelt. This story, called "Franklin D. Roosevelt" by Laura Hamilton Waxman, is used to explore comprehension skills. Some of these skills include identifying prefixes and suffixes, making comparisons,...
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Sentence Completion 20: High-Intermediate Level

For Students 11th - 12th
Here's an exercise that will help learners develop their vocabulary. The eight sentence completion problems are followed by an answer key that explains why one answer is correct and why the other possibilities are not. Richly detailed,...
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Proper Nouns

For Students 3rd - 5th
Use this activity to help your class identify proper nouns. They circle the proper nouns in 16 sentences. Answer key is provided. 
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Vaccines for Kids

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
All 50 US states require vaccinations for children entering public schools. Pupils set out to determine whether these requirements are fair with a thought-provoking resource. They read an interesting history of vaccines, watch pro and...
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Global Health Issues

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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President Franklin Roosevelt

For Students 5th - 8th
In this U.S. Presidents worksheet, students read about the life and presidency of President Franklin Roosevelt. They then answer the 8 multiple choice questions in the packet. The answers are on the last page.
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Common Vaccinations

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars examine vaccinations and how they work.  In this vaccinations instructional activity students create posters that describe the various types of vaccines. 
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An Analysis of "The Oxcart"

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read the play "The Oxcart" in its English form. After examining the author's life and works, they are given a part as one of the characters to act out the play. They dress in full costumes and acquire the correct props in...
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Diseases You Can Catch

For Students 6th - 9th
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...

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