Understanding the Epidemiologic Triangle through Infectious Disease

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Introduce infectious diseases and the epidemiologic triangle. A helpful resource describes the agent, host, and environment from the three vertices as well as the time factor, which is in the middle. Scholars complete a simple epidemiological study and an epidemiologic triangle. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups of students research an infectious disease that we have a vaccine for as well as its impact
  • Use a KWL chart
Classroom Considerations

  • Introduce and send home the infectious diseases sheet before beginning this lesson; remind students that they are not required to select any that might be embarrassing to their families
  • The lesson is the first in a series of nine
Pros

  • Provides a grading rubric
  • Lists additional resources and text correlations
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS