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62 resources with the concept epidemics

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COVID-19: History and Geography of a Pandemic

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here's a must-have collection! In the first lesson, which is history centered, students compare the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 to the Spanish influenza pandemic of 1918. On day two, researchers consider the role geography plays in the...
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Stories of Painkiller Addiction: Myth or Fact

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Are opioids the most abused drug after marijuana? How hard is it for young people to obtain painkillers without a prescription? Middle and high schoolers explore the growing epidemic of opioid addiction with a lesson that prompts them to...
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Einstein and His Times

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Scholars research and present on the historical happenings of 1919. After sharing their findings, pupils debate about how Congress dealt with the moral issues of the time. The evaluation asks learners to write a persuasive essay...
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Mapping the Spread of HIV/AIDS

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Where is HIV/AIDS most prevalent and what are the current trends regarding HIV? Have groups work together to map the world's HIV/AIDS rates, then create a class map with all the data. Lesson includes cross-disciplinary concepts including...
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How We Conquered the Deadly Smallpox Virus

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The deadly smallpox virus, which killed between 300-500 million people in the twentieth century alone, is a feature player in modern world history. Discover how this disease spread across the globe by and through various nations...
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How Close Are We to Eradicating HIV?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What is being done to halt the spread of HIV/AIDS? An intriguing short video details current treatments available, including the use of antiretrovirals, to stop the transmission of the devastating disease.
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The Deadliest Flu Season in History?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is it possible for another flu outbreak like the Spanish Flu in 1918? A video lesson explains the factors that affect the spread of a virus and its effect on a population. The narrator describes the structure of the different virus...
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U.S. AIDS Epidemic

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The first AIDS cases in the United States were reported in June of 1981. AIDS quickly became an epidemic soon and the lack of a treatment or cure caused fear in the entire population. Viewers observe a geographical representation of the...
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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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Disease! Crash Course World History 203

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
International exploration and trade have largely carved out the world we know now. However, these historical movements often contributed to widespread pandemics of diseases, including the Bubonic Plague and other regional illnesses that...
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Obesity

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Sixty-one percent of 5-10 year olds who are overweight have at least one risk factor for heart disease, and 26 percent have two or more. Explore the obesity epidemic with a video that shows obesity trends across the world. Viewers see...
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Curb the Epidemic!

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
Class members use an applet on the Internet to simulate the spread of a disease. The simulation allows individuals to determine two nodes to vaccinate to limit the number of nodes infected. By running several simulations, scholars can...
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Science and Society: Preventing the Spread of Disease

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Looking for a valuable resource on the spread of infectious diseases? Here is a lesson in which pupils simulate the spread of diseases and learn about how to prevent them from spreading. Class members read case studies about diseases,...
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Understanding the Epidemiologic Triangle through Infectious Disease

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
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...
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Avian Influenza

For Students 5th Standards
The avian influenza, otherwise known as the bird flu, was a global epidemic that infected many humans. As class members read about avian influenza, they discover additional global pandemics that have occurred throughout history.
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Star Power

For Students 5th Standards
Angelina Jolie, Bono, and P. Diddy all have something in common: they use their fame to contribute to society in such a way that makes the world a better place. After reading a three-page passage on the types of causes to...
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Just What the Doctor Ordered

For Students 5th Standards
The last reported case of polio in the United States was in 1979. But for those affected by the disease, what was life like before scientists found a cure? After reading a three-page passage on the disease, learners answer comprehension...
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A Worse Death: War or Flu?

For Teachers 4th - 11th Standards
In a lesson that integrates history and mathematics, class members create graphs that compare military death statistics from World War I with those that resulted from the influenza pandemic of 1918.
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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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Integrating Literature and Social Studies with Fever 1793

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
To generate interest in post‐Revolutionary Philadelphia and colonial times, class members read and discuss Laurie Halse Anderson’s novel Fever, 1793. A simulation helps them grasp the magnitude of the yellow fever epidenic.
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What We Know (and Don't Know) about Ebola

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Most people know that Ebola is a deadly virus that they want to avoid, but understand very little about the disease itself. This short video hopes to change that by explaining how the virus affects the body, the symptoms it causes, and...
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Global Health Issues

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Examine global health issues and the philanthropic efforts of Bill Gates. Working in groups, your class will research selected diseases focusing on symptoms, transmission, and prevention. They also conclude by writing grant proposals to...
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Epidemics: Modelling with Mathematics

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The Black Death epidemic is responsible for more than one million deaths in the United Kingdom. An inquiry-based activity has young scholars explore the rate of disease spread. They then analyze graphs showing data from epidemics such as...
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How About a Classroom Epidemic?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Have individuals wash their hands with soap and water, give one of them a yeast-covered piece of candy, and then have him shake hands with the person next to him. Handshakes continue down the line until everyone in the class has had...