This lesson is intended as an ‘engage’ as well as to address the larger question: Why should we care about infectious disease? You will capture student interest by stimulating a discussion focused on what makes a disease infectious. The flu is then used to illustrate the potential impact infectious diseases can have. Students are asked to question the importance of flu shoots. The students revisit this question again after watching a video about the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918.
1.1 Classroom Materials
- ID Lesson 1.1 Powerpoint [ppt]
- ID Lesson 1.1 Worksheet [pdf] or [docx]
- ID Lesson 1.1 Worksheet Answers [pdf] or [docx]
1.1 Alternative Approaches