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  • It will present an overview of medicine and disease from the Middle Ages through the present. Social, cultural, local, international, and biological perspectives will be addressed.
  • During the 19 th and early 20 th centuries, the field of science was revolutionized by advances in the fields of microscopy, sanitation and public health.
  • "The Socratic method of teaching is based on Socrates' theory that it is more important to enable students to think for themselves than to merely fill their heads with "right" answers. Therefore, he regularly engaged his pupils in dialogues by responding to their questions with questions, instead of answers. This process encourages divergent thinking rather than convergent." (From JourneytoExcellence.org)

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  • “ 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.
  • Course Description
    • 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
    • Technology Integration
    • School, Family, and Community Partnerships
  • H1N1 Flu Pandemic
    • Public Service Announcement
    • Technology: Windows Photostory3
    • Presenters:
    • 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
    • Digital Textbook
    • Technology: Wikispaces
    • Presenter:
    • Izze Spence
  • Disease in the News
    • Class Blog on Current Events in Epidemic Disease
    • Technology:
    • Blogspot
    • Presenter:
    • Cody Wheaton
    “ AIDS,” Top News Network.
  • Microbes @ RMHS
    • Microbiology Lab
    • Technology:
    • Use of microbiology lab equipment
    • Presenter:
    • Emily Theobald
  • Lab Equipment autoclave incubator
  • Petri Dishes with Nutrient Agar
  • Petri Dish after Incubation
  • Milestones in Microbiology
    • Investigate advances in public health and medicine
    • Technologies:
    • imovie, podcast, weebly
    • Presenters:
    • Gillian Falcon and
    • Sharon Lauria
    Edelfelt, Albert. “Louis Pasteur,” 1885. Public Domain.
  • Debate Over Smallpox Inoculation
    • Socratic Seminar Discussion
    • Technology:
    • Use of online primary sources
    • Presenter:
    • Julia West
    “ Smallpox Inoculation Sign,” 1801. Public Domain.