Ebola Outbreak

As of April, 2016, more than 28,000 suspected cases of Ebola were recorded in Western Africa with over 11,000 human deaths. Classes discuss the Ebola virus outbreak in 2014 and then groups develop an action plan based on research, readings, videos, and discussions to stop Ebola from spreading further. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Include in a unit on immune system, viruses, and pathogens or science in the news
Classroom Considerations
  • This is an extreme topic and some material may be too graphic or upsetting for some learners; teachers can gauge their classes to determine if appropriate
  • Resource includes a lot of available resources; determine which ones to use ahead of time
Pros
  • Extremely engaging due to graphic nature of the disease and fear surrounding it
  • Shows relevancy of many aspects of science 
  • Requires very little prep work
Cons
  • None
Common Core
NGSS