Communicating About Communicable Diseases!
Jan 05 2012
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Source: amandasolarsh
Summary Information


disease, bacteria. virus, communicable, non-communicable, public service announcement (PSA), symptoms, epidemic



Workplace Skills: 

Raising Questions
Problem Solving
Secondary Research
Use of Data
Recording & Reporting
Independent Thinking

Estimated Time Required:

5-8 hours

Target Grade (Ages):

Grade 7 (Ages 12-13)
Grade 8 (Ages 13-14)
Grade 9 (Ages 14-15)

Diversity Indicators:

This lesson plan is suitable for all learners and encourages students to conduct research and be creative while working in a group setting.

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Great idea in incorporating

petrossp's picture

Great idea in incorporating technology into the lesson. I for one am not familiar with Photostory but in a similar type of project students make PSAs that they upload onto Youtube for inclass viewing. Thanks for sharing.

Great idea

dawnm44's picture

Great idea
and nice way to hook kids with communicable diseases and video. Thanks for all of the detail and information needed to run this well.

I thought this was a great

lgallegos's picture

I thought this was a great lesson. I used it as an anatomy lesson when we were in between chapters. Kids did a great job of using photostory to pass along information about some very important communicable disease. Great use of technology in the classroom.

The rubric was very detailed!

Laceybibler's picture

The rubric was very detailed! It offered a lot of room for modification/accommodation. The student assessment form gave accountability and a way for them to practice constructive criticism. The overall lesson is very well written with objectives clearly stated and is very easy to follow or adapt to the classroom

Photostory was really great

pokemon's picture

Photostory was really great idea. It's really helpful for the children in the society.