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Epidemic! Fundamentals of Public Health, 1850-the Present
Explore the history of epidemics and the efforts taken to prevent them! During four 50-minute lessons students will act as doctors during a 19th century cholera outbreak, investigate the germ theory, use primary sources to examine the Spanish influenza, and use social media to raise awareness of Ebola.
Included is a 2-hour Museum visit that will allow students to step back in time and see how scientists studied, diagnoses, and treated syphilis a century ago. There will be an introduction and activity followed by a specialized tour. A short conclusion activity explores public health dimensions of syphilis and students present their findings in the historic amphitheater.
Each lesson is appropriate for students in social studies, science, and health science courses.
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