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NIH Curriculum Supplements for High School

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Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases

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Grades 9 - 12

Introduction to the major concepts related to emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, and impact on society.

Learning Focus
1. Deadly Disease Among UsA "surprising statistics" quiz, and card system to learn and classify diseases as "emerging", "re-emerging", or "endemic"
2. Disease DetectivesRole-playing epidemiologists look for clues to solve the case of a mystery disease.
3. Superbugs: An Evolving ConcernExperiment and extrapolate results to explain a case of antibiotic-resistance - CD-ROM-based interview.
4. Protecting the HerdCD-ROM-based simulations demonstrate herd immunity and the effectiveness of vaccination programs.
5. Making Hard DecisionsAssign limited funds to one of three submitted proposals; each addressing a major infectious disease.
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"Thank you for providing my students with an amazing lesson on emerging diseases. My students were involved and motivated. They were able to better understand the concept of infectious diseases." ---High School Science Teacher

"My Students were more likely to think critically because they enjoyed trying to figure out the different situations presented to them." ---High School Science Teacher

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