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During a cholera outbreak, scientists presented two theories; one theory was based on miasma and the other on germs and contaminated water. The activity looks at the scientific process for finding the real culprit. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Research one of the microbes from the lesson in depth
  • Show students the maps John Snow created during the epidemic
Classroom Considerations
  • Keep a close eye on the time during the discussion of the two sides
  • The lesson is the sixth in a series of nine
  • Suggests possible answers for final assignment
  • Provides many web resources and correlated textbooks
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