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Ebola

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High School Unit

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Epidemics: Ebola

The five lessons of the Epidemics: Ebola unit can be used as a stand alone or as a supplement to the Great Diseases Infectious Disease (ID) curriculum. The purpose of these lessons is to provide high school students with a basic understanding of how viruses cause disease, how infectious diseases spread to become epidemics and the challenges of bringing an epidemic under control, all from the perspective of the Ebola virus and the most recent Ebola epidemic that occurred in West Africa in 2014. Besides learning specific information about the Ebola epidemic, students will be able to extrapolate the general principles of infectiousness and disease spread to other emerging epidemics, and will appreciate the importance of vaccines in preventing disease spread.



Middle School Unit

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Learning About Viruses, Epidemics, and Ebola for Middle School

The purpose of these six lessons is to provide middle school students with a basic understanding of how viruses cause disease, how infectious diseases spread to become epidemics, and the challenges of bringing an epidemic under control, all from the perspective of the Ebola virus and the most recent Ebola epidemic that occurred in West Africa in 2014. Besides learning about the Ebola virus and how it caused an epidemic, students will be able to apply their understanding of the general principles of infectiousness and disease spread to other emerging epidemics, and will appreciate the importance of vaccines in preventing disease spread. Each lesson has been designed to take 45 minutes, but it is perfectly possible to spread them out more to maximize student learning.