Chapter 4: Learning About Disease

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Communicable diseases are the focus of a lesson plan that primarily uses discussion, a hands-on activity, and a worksheet to drive their point home. Lotion and glitter create a strong visual for communicable diseases. A practice page provides a written overview of pupils' comprehension. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Invite pupils to bring in their hand lotion the day you plan to perform activity four
  • Encourage families to further discuss the transmission of diseases by performing activity four at home
  • Make copies of the worksheet's answer key, direct early finishers to grade their work before the final discussion
Classroom Considerations

  • The fourth lesson of seven relates the symbol Circle of Life to learn a variety of topics
  • Check ingredients of hand lotion to prevent any allergic reactions 
  • Give parents and guardians notice of the lesson's topic before conducting it 
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Pros

  • Includes a worksheet answer key
  • Reinforces self-awareness and responsible decision making
Cons

  • None
Common Core