Understanding How Diseases Spread

To boost disease prevention, high schoolers arm themselves with information about infectious diseases and how they spread. Scholars research the causes, prevention techniques, and identify high-risk groups especially vulnerable to a disease.

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CCSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Add Covid to the list of diseases for groups to research
  • Challenge groups to create a poster to accompany their presentation about the disease they researched and how it spreads
  • Invite a local health professional to talk with the class about infectious diseases
Classroom Considerations
  • The first of two lessons focusing on infectious diseases and how they spread
  • Requires computers with internet access
Pros
  • Provides pupils with a wealth of information about common and not-so-common diseases
Cons
  • No template is included for the activity worksheet