Vaccine History and Research

It all becomes a matter of timing. Groups use a variety of resources to research the history of vaccines by first creating a timeline of vaccine research using leading scientists' work. Learners read articles to develop a story of the science involved in the vaccine research and how scientists build upon each other's research. Scholars then take a look at the ethical questions around the development of vaccines using the account of finding a vaccination for hepatitis B.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Research different diseases that have been eliminated because of vaccinations
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a basic knowledge of vaccines
  • The lesson is the fourth of a five-part unit on vaccinations and disease
Pros
  • Contains an answer key for the different activities
  • Includes suggestions for additional resources
Cons
  • None