LIVING EARTH COURSE UNIT 2

Community Empowerment: Eradicating Diseases

How can we effectively use a community outreach campaign to educate and empower a community to help eradicate an infectious disease?

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LIVING EARTH | UNIT 2

At a Glance

STORYLINE

  • Take on the role of a team that is tasked with creating a campaign to empower a community about infectious disease and its spread.

PACING

  • 6 week Unit
  • 45 minute classes
  • Built in flex days

FRAMING

  • Standards Aligned
  • Driving Question
  • Engineering Design Process
  • Project-based

LESSON PLANS AND LABS

  • 1 Project Based Introduction
  • 6 Core Lessons & Labs
  • 6 Class Presentations
  • 1 Student Project-based solution

Lesson Plans, Labs and Student Capture Sheets

This unit includes lesson plans, labs, student capture sheets and presentations that empower educators to engage all students. These lesson bundles can be downloaded, for the use in the classroom.

Introduction
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Community Empowerment: Eradicating Diseases Introduction

5 classes
Infectious disease outbreaks have impacted humans around the globe throughout history and still continues to cause deaths worldwide. In this unit, students will be introduced to infectious diseases and create a community outreach campaign in order to combat a specific infectious disease that impacts a defined community.
Lesson 1
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Infectious Diseases

5 classes
How can community outreach campaigns be used to combat infectious disease? Students learn about various infectious diseases and the impacts on communities. They begin working on an outreach campaign that empowers a community to eradicate an infectious disease.
LESSON PLANPDF5.9MB
Lesson 2
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Disease Transmission and Cause

5 classes
What are the different causes of infectious disease? Students discover how in infectious disease is transmitted and the impacts on our body systems, and research the different causes of disease.
LESSON PLANPDF3.01MB
Lesson 3
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Disease Impact

6 classes
1 lab
How do you design an experiment around an experimental question? Students design and conduct a lab in order to develop an understanding of homeostasis and discover how infectious disease disrupts homeostasis in the human body.
LESSON PLANPDF2.4MB
Lesson 4
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Persistence of Disease

6 classes
What factors contribute to the rise and persistence of an infectious disease? Student research how government policy and political polarity, health literacy, and environmental conditions in their community impact disease spread.
LESSON PLANPDF2.13MB
Lesson 5
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Treatment and Prevention

7 classes
How does protein synthesis produce specific antibody proteins to fight a specific disease? Students learn about current treatments for disease and research specific treatments used for people infected by their disease.
LESSON PLANPDF4.59MB
Lesson 6
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Community Empowerment

5 classes
How can we empower a community to fight the spread of infectious disease? Students pitch a course of action for how to eradicate the disease from the community they have been focused on helping.
LESSON PLANPDF3.05MB
Design Journal
Living Earth

Community Empowerment: Eradicating Diseases

6 weeks
How can students use the engineering design process to develop a project solution? Students reflect on their learning and work together to develop social awareness campaign strategies that raise awareness and educate community members about a persistent communicable disease.
Unit 1