Unit 16: The Carter Center - Fighting Disease

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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 necessary care. A primary source analysis using public health ads and simulation activity show what it takes to prevent leading causes of blindness around the world. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the simulation to ask young learners how they would overcome barriers to preventing blindness in the developing world
  • Engage pupils in the primary source analysis using public health campaign images
Classroom Considerations

  • Part 16 in a 19-installment series called The President's Travels
Pros

  • Simulation activity develops analytical skills and engages learners
  • Primary source analysis uses intriguing images to stimulate discussion
  • Included background links are thorough
Cons

  • Some activities require a visit to the presidential museum