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Then and Now: Public Health from 1900 to Today

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Throughout the 20th Century, the world has become a healthier place. By examining the public-health issues and diseases doctors faced during the 1900's, learners will compare and contrast life from today vs. life in the 1900's. Their...
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Public Health - Merit Badge Workbook

For Students 5th - 8th
In this Boy Scout public health merit badge workbook lesson, students complete 6 pages of short answer questions in which they describe diseases that effect public health. They determine what treatments are available and how they can be...
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Public Health Survey: Do This Before Watching the Movie

For Students 6th - 10th
Before watching the PBS film The Most Dangerous Woman in America about Mary Mallon (aka "Typhoid Pary"), have your class fill out a survey about their opinions on infectious diseases. The second page of the activity provides six...
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Public Health

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students are introduced to historical research with primary sources and explore the origins of public health in Red Wing.
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Controlling the Pandemic: Public Health Focus

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners examine global issues centered around HIV and AIDS. In this health science lesson, students compare and analyze public health measures and factors that affect the treatment of HIV/AIDS. They examine the role of socioeconomic...
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Unit 16: The Carter Center - Fighting Disease

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
An eye infection can be a nuisance in the developed world; in some places in Africa and South America, these infections cause blindness. While aid workers have drugs and preventative solutions, they are sometimes stopped from delivering...
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Is This Really Okay for Me? A Public Health Statistical Analysis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Future public health consultants are asked in a letter to help determine if a fictitious drug is causing birth defects in a population. They perform a simulation using beans and probability calculations to come to a conclusion. Note that...
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Public Health Expert Group

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this medical instructional activity, students gather in-depth information on how well public health measures can effectively prevent the spread of disease. They explore two different stations and give examples where public health...
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What's Your Hypothesis?

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Find the article, "In the Thick of Air Pollution," not through the resource link in the lesson, but through an Internet search. Have high schoolers read it and perform calculations with the statistics provided. The objective is to...
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Three is a Toxic Number

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Future public health advocates read a case study of a combination of water pollutants that may be linked to autism. The class is split into three groups, one to research each of the suspected chemicals. The look at how each one affects...
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Controlling Pandemic: Public Health Focus

For Students 9th - 12th
In this biology worksheet, students complete 6 short answer questions about HIV/AIDS video. They analyze and evaluate statistics and complete 12 short answer questions about it.
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Virus Hunters: Epidemiology of Nipah Virus

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Who actually goes looking for a virus? Expose your class to the high-stakes life of an epidemiologist on the trail of the Nipah virus. Pupils engage in a short video, then examine how scientists predict, model, and find the source of...
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Cross Out Secondhand Smoke

For Teachers 8th - 12th
After reading a public health article, high schoolers identify groups that are at risk from secondhand smoke and what benefits have come from reduction of smoking in public places. The article isn't accessible via the link, but can be...
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Beauty or the Beast

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Does the FDA really intend to protect public health? Spark a debate in your chemistry or health class by using this article, titled "Beauty or the Beast." It questions the safety of cosmetics and toiletry products, govenment regulations,...
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The Infection Game: The Shape of Change

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Encourage the spread of knowledge in your class with this cross-curricular epidemic simulation. Pulling together science, social studies, and math, this lesson engages students in modeling the spread of infectious diseases, collecting...
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A Poster is Worth a Thousand Words

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students list observations of PSA posters. They provide evidence/examples of their observations through class discussion. Students explore public health posters. They investigate historical public health campaign posters.
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Cancer Research

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars participate in a class demonstration to see how many Americans are affected by cancer in their lifetime.  In this public health lesson, students are placed in situations that allow them to experience how relevant cancer...
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Using Maps to Make Public Health Descisions Case Study: Harmful Algal Blooms in the Gulf of Mexico

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars are introduced to GIS and its uses. Students participate as public health scientists to deliberate a course of action to explore possible research questions. Pupils interpret spatial data, and make predictions based on GIS...
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Then and Now. Public Health from 1900 to Today

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students analyze public health issues. In this public health lesson, students research Internet and print sources regarding the health concerns and diseases of the 20th and 21st centuries. Students also  interview medical practitioners...
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Expert Summary Page

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
For this health worksheet, students respond to twelve questions based on their findings of preventing infectious diseases. They give examples where public health measures might be effective and describe the challenges for utilizing...
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A Yen for Maximum Residue Limits in Food

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Future public health officials or agriculturists read an article and answer questions concerning the Japanese regulations for pesticide exposure. They compare the maximum residue limit for two, 4-D of Japan with other countries. This is...
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The Case of the Contaminated Maize

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Environmental health students read about an outbreak of aflatoxin poisoning with the intent to examine the stages of an epidemiologic investigation. As they read the case study, they identify where the outbreak occurred, form a...
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Developing a Public Health Service Message

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students communicate the biological basis for an aspect of a public health issue in a visual manner. They use the basics of a variety of diseases and epidemics to create their Public Health poster and service message.
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The Mayor of Sick City/wellness

For Teachers 9th
Students compose a letter to their community. They inform the citizens of an impending public health danger. They provide valid public health information regarding the health and well-being of the community. They present their...