“ Plagues and Peoples” 21st Century Instructional Strategies and Project Based Learning in an Interdisciplinary Classroom Kara Gleason and Mary Anne Lynn And Students of “EpiD” Reading Memorial High School April 16, 2010 Wolgemut, Michael. “Dance of Death,” 1493. Public Domain.
Examine the interactions and interrelationships of disease, healers, and patients in an historical context
Develop a basic understanding of the biological mechanisms of infectious disease
Study the connections between epidemic disease, history, politics, and public health
“ Vaccine ‘Triumph’ Ends Polio Threat.” March of Dimes . Smithsonian Museum of American History.
- Introduction to Disease
- The Black Death
- Introduction to Microbiology
- Colonial Spread of Disease
(1500 – 1800)
- “Milestones in Microbiology”
(1800 – 1900)
- Human Immunology
- Medicine in the 19th Century
- Urbanization and Disease
- Epidemics in the 20th Century
Topics of Study: Furst, Paul. “Dr. Beak of Rome,” 1656. Public Domain.
Blue Ribbon Standards
Student Focus and Support
Challenging Standards and Curriculum
Active Teaching and Learning
School, Family, and Community Partnerships
H1N1 Flu Pandemic
Public Service Announcement
Technology: Windows Photostory3
Rachel Vinciguerra, Suha Abdeen and Fiona O’Leary
“ Nuns wear face masks during a closed door mass at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City.” Sunday, April 26, 2009. Associated Press.
Colonial Spread of Disease in the Americas
Disease in the News
Class Blog on Current Events in Epidemic Disease
“ AIDS,” Top News Network.
Microbes @ RMHS
Use of microbiology lab equipment
Lab Equipment autoclave incubator
Petri Dishes with Nutrient Agar
Petri Dish after Incubation
Milestones in Microbiology
Investigate advances in public health and medicine
imovie, podcast, weebly
Gillian Falcon and
Edelfelt, Albert. “Louis Pasteur,” 1885. Public Domain.
Debate Over Smallpox Inoculation
Socratic Seminar Discussion
Use of online primary sources
“ Smallpox Inoculation Sign,” 1801. Public Domain.