TB or Not TB: Disease Prevention

Fight tuberculosis - obey the rules of health

Overview

In this lesson, students use the example of tuberculosis to learn how scientists, the government, and public-interest organizations work together to ensure that the public has equal access to disease-prevention information and support. In Part I, students discuss the role of science in public health and play the role of “Disease Detectives” to learn more about tuberculosis from primary sources. In Part II, students participate in a gallery walk to analyze historic public health posters about disease prevention to learn about the people and groups responsible for fighting tuberculosis. In Part III, student groups apply what they have learned to create their own posters about disease prevention today.

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    Grade

    Elementary

    Subjects

    Civics, Science

    Length

    60-80 minutes.

    Topics

    disease, disease prevention, health, healthcare, public health, tb, tuberculosis

    Author

    Citizen U