Why Vaccines Work

Vaccines were first used in 1796, about 100 years before viruses were even discovered. Beginning with the history of scurvy and polio, viewers see how vaccines work and how they help humans overcome and eradicate diseases. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners read parts of The Panic Virus or On Immunity, linked in description, to learn more about viruses and vaccines
Classroom Considerations

  • If assigning as homework, individuals need a computer and access to the Internet
  • Video ends at 6:37; the rest is sponsorship and advertising
Pros

  • Vaccines are a hot topic right now and content will engage viewers
  • Descriptions include other resources that supplement the material
Cons

  • None
Common Core