This Don’t Drink the Water: Investigating a Cholera Epidemic lesson plan also includes:
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A stellar microbiology activity in which high schoolers become epidemiologists and test simulated stool samples (molasses and water) for a disease-causing pathogen. They use findings to determine if an epidemic was caused by drinking affected water. There is much more to this biology activity than can be described here, including plenty of teacher support. Most of the links are no longer active, but similar websites could be easily located.