Communicating About Communicable Diseases!

Here's an activity that asks class members to explore diseases and their causes, prevention, and cures to better inform the public. After researching, discussing, and learning about communicable and noncommunicable diseases, groups choose a specific disease on which to focus. They then research, design and record/present a PSA on their findings. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Add the Ebola virus to the list of diseases and use data from the most recent outbreak
Classroom Considerations

  • Classes should possess knowledge about respiratory, circulatory, digestive, and immune systems and bacteria versus viruses
  • Lesson requires flip cameras and Microsoft Photostory or other ways to create PSAs
  • To access provided documents, teachers need to create a free account
Pros

  • Lesson includes homework and extension activities
  • A rubric is included for the PSA
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS